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Homemade Window Cleaner

The "recipe" for this homemade window cleaner works great on mirrors, inside windows, and outside windows that aren't too dirty. A perfect, streak free shine!
Course Other
Cuisine American
Keyword Window Cleaner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 1kcal
Author Echo Blickenstaff


  • Spray bottle



  • Fill gallon jug 3/4 full with water.
    Water for window cleaner
  • Add alcohol, ammonia, and dish detergent. A funnel is helpful when adding the rubbing alcohol. Add 1 drop of blue food coloring. This is optional, but it helps distinguish the window cleaner from a spray bottle filled with water.
    Window Cleaner with food coloring
  • Fill remaining space in the jug with water, leaving about 2 inches from the top empty. Replace lid and gently shake the jug to evenly distribute the contents.
    Window Cleaner with food coloring
  • Using a funnel, fill the spray bottle with cleaning solution and clean away!
    Window cleaning spraying on window


*The blue food coloring doesn't do anything to help or hurt windows, it is for safety reasons. I use one drop of food coloring to remind myself and others that the spray bottle is filled with cleaner, not with clear water. 


Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg