Natural mirror cleaner is a classic DIY cleaning recipe. What makes this recipe so great is that it’s simple and effective. It also allows you to re-purpose old newspapers rather than purchasing paper towels.
Natural Windex is also big money saver compared to the cost of traditional Windex. A gallon (128 oz) of vinegar is approximately $3 (or less) which yields 8 32 oz bottles of mirror cleaner. The cost per bottle is only $0.38!
The cost of a single 32 oz bottle of Windex which is $3 or more. If you were to buy 8 bottles of Windex it would be over $24. Even if you purchased generic Windex at the dollar store it would cost $1 per bottle verses $0.38 for the DIY recipe. Lastly, making your own mirror cleaner allows you to reuse the same spray bottle; cutting down on the number of plastic that will end up in a landfill or need to be recycled.
DIY Mirror Cleaner
- 32 oz spray bottle
- 16 oz of water
- 16 oz of vinegar
- Pour into a spray bottle
- Shake well to combine the vinegar and water solution.
- Instructions: Spray the mirror, bunch up the newspaper like you would a paper towel and wipe clean. It’s that simple!
- 32 oz. spray bottle
- 16 oz vinegar
- 16 oz water
- Fill a 32 oz. spray bottle with 16 oz vinegar and 16 oz water
- Add essential oils to give your spray a pleasant smell (optional)
- Shake spray bottle to mix solution
- Spray mirrors and wipe down with newspaper for a streak-free shine.