3-Ingredient Glass Cleaner

Get rid of the store-bought spray and learn how to make your own glass cleaner using a trio of natural disinfectants.

It’s time to ditch the blue stuff – and the respiratory toxins, hormone-disrupting chemicals and skin irritants that come along with it. For this DIY glass cleaner, we replace nasty chemicals with white vinegar for a streak-free shine for windows and mirrors, but let’s face it – the stuff stinks! So we sweetened the smell with an infusion of lavender and lemon for an invigorating floral-citrus scent that makes cleaning all the more enjoyable.

Pretty-in-Pink Glass Cleaner


  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 1 1/2 cups white vinegar, divided
  • 1/3 cup dried lavender buds


  • 2 small Mason jars and lids
  • 1 spray bottle

See also 3 Homemade Toxin-Free Spring Cleaners. 


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1. To a small Mason jar, add lemon peels and cover with 3/4 cup vinegar. Close jar with lid.

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2. To another small Mason jar, add dried lavender buds and cover with remaining 3/4 cup vinegar. Close jar with lid.

See alsoHow to Make Your Own Multipurpose Cleaner.


3. Allow peels and buds to infuse for 2 weeks.

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4. After 2 weeks, strain out peels and buds and combine infused vinegars in a spray bottle; dilute with 2½ cups water.

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