You may be conscious of the environment and looking for less harmful ways of cleaning your windows. Sometimes people want to opt out of cleaning their homes with so many chemicals as it is hazardous to our health and the environment. Luckily there are so many other alternatives which may work just as well and sometimes even better. Most chemicals leave a trace of chemical behind however with eco-friendly cleaners there is no residue.
Natural recipes you can try
If you are looking for eco-friendly window cleaners, then below are a few options to consider. Most of these recipes are cheap and easy to make, with products that you already have in your home.
You can try:
- Vinegar and water solution
- An eco-friendly washing liquid, white vinegar, water and lemon essential oil
- Lemon juice and warm water
Products such as vinegar and lemon juice which are acidic are great for removing stains and dirt from window surfaces. Most eco-friendly window cleaners are made from essential oils and plant-based ingredients. Ensure that you use water-based products as these will dry faster than chemicals. You may find, upon inspection, that your windows do not need a solution but rather dust and wipe with a lint-free cloth.
Many people are moving away from the toxic way of life and embracing a greener and less harmful way of doing things. In today’s world, we are riddled with so many harmful chemicals from cigarette smoke, pollen and fumes from vehicles. Many people are too sensitive to the smell of most chemical-based cleaners, gasoline and pesticides.
Many of the cleaning products you find today contain so many harsh chemicals like:
- Artificial fragrances
- Liquitint Sky Blue Dye
- Ammonium Hydroxide
Recipe for a tried and tested solution
The following recipe has been recommended by many users:
- ¼ cup white vinegar
- ¼ cup vodka
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 2 cups distilled water
- 10-15 drops essential lemon oil
Carefully pour all the ingredients in a dark coloured bottle with a spray top. Shake the mix vigorously to avoid any lumpiness. You can now spray the solution on affected areas and allow to sit. Thereafter use a lint cloth to wipe off all residue. The vinegar in the solution takes away stubborn stains and grease. The essential oil makes the window smell nice without using any artificial fragrances and alcohol has cleaning properties.
If you don’t have the above ingredients in your home or you would rather just buy a ready-made solution, many stores now have a variety of eco-friendly cleaning agents on sale. In most cases, they are a little pricier than the chemical-based products.
If you are not really a do-it-yourself kind of person, you can always enlist the help of a professional to clean your windows, defog your house windows, repair or replace the glass on your windows if need be. Ensure that you call on a professional who has a good reputation for fine workmanship and excellent client feedback.
There are many eco-friendly solutions available, you just have to find one that works best for you.