This is another product that has lots of variation. The simplest recipe is equal parts vinegar and water. However, many recipes call for either rubbing alcohol or “other” alcohol like vodka. I believe the alcohol is important to reduce streaking because it helps everything evaporate. However, some sites assert that rubbing alcohol is a caustic chemical that shouldn’t be used. These people fall into the vodka camp. I just couldn’t bring myself to waste perfectly good vodka on my mirrors so I went with the less expensive rubbing alcohol.
1 cup distilled water
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
1/2 cup vinegar
This is the one product that doesn’t smell great. Of course adding essential OILS to a glass cleaner would probably create a blurry streaky mess. So…I have to live with a functional product that doesn’t make my nose do a happy dance. 🙂
Pingback: Going Natural – DIY Cleaning Introduction | One Joyous Heart
I;m noticing your recipe for glass cleaner says 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol and 1/2 cup vinegar, yet the label in the picture says 1 cup rubbing alcohol and 1 T. vinegar. Which recipe is the correct one.
I started with the one that is on the label and have adjusted it to the one that is in the recipe. Both work, just some differences in how much rubbing you have to do, and how much it evaporates on its own.
Thanks! I’m loving green cleaners. Will give this a try