Recipe by Debs Recipes

A little different than the other homemade window cleaners posted here, this solution works great and I've saved a lot of money over the years using it!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 tablespoons ammonia
  • 1 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap
  • 1 pint rubbing alcohol
  • water
  • blue food coloring (optional)


  1. Combine ammonia, dishwashing soap, and alcohol in a one gallon bottle; then add almost one gallon water to fill the bottle; a few drops blue food coloring may be added to make your homemade Windex look store-bought.
  2. Fill spray bottles with Windex for cleaning interior mirrors and glass surfaces; just use a rag to wipe and shine.
  3. This solution also works well for washing exterior windows. When doing so I like to wash them out of direct sunlight to avoid streaks, then finish the job by polishing each window with wadded up newspaper.

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