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Check Out These Unique Ways to Make Your Own Window Cleaner

Are you tired of looking through dirty windows? Have you been trying to make eco-friendly choices in window cleaners but aren’t sure what’s best? At Charles Window we’ve looked at a few of the naturally made, do-it-yourself varieties that seem to work for others. Check out the advantages they may have and then try your hand at it.

Making your own window cleaner means saying goodbye to toxins

One of the reasons our customers often make their own window cleaners is that they don’t want to deal with toxins that are often in commercial properties. This is especially important for households in which a person with asthma, lung issues, or skin sensitivities lives. Commercial glass cleaners are toxic if ingested but they can cause harm by breathing them in or touching them too.

There are some volatile organic compounds in them that some people believe have cancer-causing effects. Note that even if a bottle says it’s “green” or “natural,” it could still have a number of toxic chemicals. To avoid these issues, it may be best to simply make your own cleaner.

It’s more affordable

Once people start making their own glass cleaner, they often don’t go back for the simple reason that it’s much more affordable. In fact, you could save as much as 90% compared to buying it from the store. What’s more, you have total control over the quality – that all adds up to a great value.

You’re creating less waste and are helping the environment

Every time you buy commercial glass cleaner, you’re buying a new bottle that you’re just going to throw away. When you make your own, you’ll have one bottle to use over and over again. Making your own cleaner also means you’re not sending chemicals into the ground – which is great for the environment.

How to make two window cleaning solutions

There’s not a single recipe that everyone likes. It all depends on what you have on hand and what you’re looking for in a cleaner. Two popular recipes are as follows:

Recipe One

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of rubbing alcohol
  • 1 T of vinegar

Recipe Two


  • 2 cups of water
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup rubbing alcohol
  • 1 T cornstarch


Try them both out on your new windows to see which on you like best. Make sure that you thoroughly shake your bottles each time you use them, as no chemicals have been added to prevent separation.