Finally: The magic DIY window cleaning potion you've been searching for! (This stuff is amazing.)



You've tried vinegar and water. But it only left smears so visible your windows looked worse after you cleaned them, than before. In fact, you've tried it ALL, and now you've decided those herbal-gerbil cleaning nuts (like me) must be crazy!

But you haven't tried everything. Not until you try this one last recipe. I'm telling you, this is THE one, the magic potion, the answer to your window cleaning dreams!

You don't believe me? Just wait. This recipe contains just the right mix of ingredients, all of which you probably already have in your pantry or medicine chest. Plus, one secret ingredient you may never have thought to include when cleaning glass, mirrors--basically anything you would use a store-bought window cleaner on. (Speaking of which: I'm betting you'll decide those store-bought brands are mud, compared to today's magic potion). 

But the best part? The best part is, you can make this glass cleaner for under .50 cents a bottle. That's about one-eighth the cost of a bottle of store-bought glass cleaner!

Interested now? Good. Prepare to be amazed. Seriously.

Here's what you'll need:
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
2 1/4 cups water
1 tablespoon cornstarch (trust me)

To mix:
Using a funnel, pour everything into a 32-ounce bottle and shake until mixed. 

To use:
Shake, spray and wipe with a clean dry flour-sack towel (or any cloth, but you might be surprised at the results after using a flour-sack towel.) Enjoy your sparkling clean glass! It's the cornstarch that's the secret ingredient here. Who knew? (Okay, maybe your grandmother, but now you're in the know too!)

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Let's chat...Do you plan to give this one a try? Have another favorite cleaning recipe you want to share? I'd love to hear from you in the comments below.

Joy--Fearless Farm Girl,

"Farm girl: it's a verb, because it's what you do."



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41 comments:

  1. I need to give this a try! hate chemically cleaning products.

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  2. Thanks for your comment, Shanti. Let me know how it works.

    Melody Joy

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  4. Thank you I have recently been searching for information about this topic..

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  5. Thank you I just used this and it worked great...
    I love using non toxic stuff

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  6. I like that you named it window shine! It's quite a fun name, and works for what it does. I only hope I can properly replicate this magic potion of yours!

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    1. Thank, Tom! This window cleaner is very easy to make. I've used it for a year now, and love it. I use it anywhere you'd usually use Windex. Just be sure to shake the bottle gently before each use to stir up the cornstarch from the bottom so it won't clog the uptake tube. Also, after cleaning a surface, wipe it with a clean DRYrag to finish (flour sack towels works wonders). You'll be amazed how well this really does make glass and other surfaces shine. Thanks for your comment!

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  7. At last i have found The magic DIY window cleaning potion. It's really awesome. My neighbor use it from many day. She suggested me to buy this. I will buy this as soon as possible. Thanks!

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  8. I wonder how this would work on laminate floors. I'm going to try and lethe you know

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  9. I wonder how this would work on laminate floors. I'm going to try and lethe you know

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  10. Extremely interesting post! I like everything, which is about DIY, and especially cleaning products. It's great to know more cleaning receipts. Thanks for this one, I will save it and try it for sure!!

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  11. I usually just rubbing alcohol as well! I never would have though to mix vinegar and cornstarch. Would you suggest to warming it up a bit for those hard to get off stains?
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    1. Hi Kate! I have had very good luck using this without needing to heat it up. I use this cleaner on windows, granite counters, my stove, and any other surface you would normally use a commercial glass cleaner. Works great!

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  12. Something else that we do it to take a dryer sheet and rub it along them after they are clean, this will help repel the dust until next time. blog car 2016

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  13. Fantastic cleaner. I think the alcohol makes it streak-free and perhaps the cornflower adds a slight abrasive element to it.

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  14. Wundercleans:
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  15. I tried this magic potion today but I think I might have done something wrong. My windows streaked really bad. I can see why it shines because it did through the streaks. Can you tell me what I could have done wrong?

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    1. I even bought the flour sack towels you suggested. Did the cornstarch not dissolve enough?

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    2. I even bought the flour sack towels you suggested. Did the cornstarch not dissolve enough?

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    3. Hi Lenore. I really can't say why your windows streaked, based on the limited information you've given me, but here are a couple things to consider. First, did you you wash the flour sack towels before using them? Brand new un-washed towels will often have a chemical residue on them that could smear your windows. Also, did you shake the contents of the cleaner before applying it? You need to shake it to disperse the cornstarch before spraying. Also, be sure to wipe the glass until dry. This solution doesn't dry as quickly as other window cleaners. If you leave wet streaks, they may dry and look like smears. Additionally, I don't know if you were cleaning fairly clean windows to begin with, or really dirty ones, like outside windows. If really dirty, it will take a little more cleaning and wiping to get glass clean, just as with any other glass cleaner. This solution really does work. Hopefully, some of these suggestions will help. Thanks for your question.

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  16. Thank you for sharing recipes very detailed glass cleaner water and mixing it, before that I was always looking for the formula and are not satisfied because they have not found the desired results. I will apply immediately for cleaning window glass of my family tomorrow. Also, if you are interested in building smart space, you can visit my blog, a lot of useful information for you.

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  20. Really would like to try this,but where do u buy the flour sack cloths from

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    1. Hi There! I bought my flour sack towels at Walmart.

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