Make Your Own Window-Washing Liquid

by Amy Gordon
(last updated August 5, 2013)

If you have ever thought that your glass cleaner is a lot like water, then you are right. Most glass cleaners are about 95 percent water, with the rest being ammonia, with perhaps a couple more additives to add color or scent. So if you no longer want to purchase your Windex® at the store but would prefer to make your own, you can. Just follow the steps listed below.

All you need to do to make your own window washing liquid is mix two tablespoons of sudsy ammonia with one quart of water. You can make more if you keep the ratio the same. It is easiest if you mix the two ingredients in a spray bottle, and then you will save on dishes. Be sure to label your spray bottle. Labeling bottles is a requirement at a place of employment so people do not accidentally use something for the wrong purpose. Doing the same thing at home is a good idea for the same reason. If you want to get really creative, you can design and print labels from your computer, and then you can try to convince your friends to try and buy some of your homemade window cleaner.

If you want to improve a little bit on your window cleaner design, consider making a window cleaner that will not freeze. All you need to do is mix together a half cup of sudsy ammonia, two cups of rubbing alcohol, one teaspoon of dishwashing liquid, and one gallon of water. This combination could make your glass cleaner better than the store bought alternative.

When you go to the store to try to find sudsy ammonia, keep in mind that sudsy ammonia is basically any ammonia that has soap added, so check the bottle in your local store to see if soap or another form of detergent is in the ingredients list.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

MORE FROM AMY

Clean Aluminum with Fruit

Scrubbing aluminum pots and pans can sometimes bring back their shine, but abrasives can be damaging to aluminum surfaces, ...

Discover More

Removing Magic Marker Stains

Some permanent marker stains may never come out, but there are several methods you can use for marker stains that will come ...

Discover More

Edging Your Lawn

Mowing the lawn is an important part of keeping it trimmed, but many people do not edge their lawns. Edging the lawn is ...

Discover More

Tough Tools for Tough Cleaning Jobs O-Cel-O sponges and Scotch Brite scrubbers are truly a fashion-meets-function success story. The highly absorbent and durable sponges in this handy six-pack make quick work of tough cleaning problems in any kitchen, bathroom, or garage. Check out Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges today!

More Cleaning Tips

Safely Using Cleaning Chemicals

Follow common sense when using cleaning chemicals; read all instructions, wear protective equipment if the product instructs ...

Discover More

Shower Cleaners

You use your shower everyday, sometimes every other day, sometimes multiple times a day, either way that means your shower ...

Discover More

Green Cleaners

Green cleaners are a new catchphrase, but aren't as outlandish an idea as you may think. If you want to go green, just take ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is nine minus 5?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Newest Tips
Videos

Subscribe to the Tips.Net channel:

Visit the Tips.Net channel on YouTube

Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.