We were running out of our previous batch of window/surface cleaner last night so I whipped up some more. Last time I refilled this commercial Windex bottle was the first time I had ever made my own concoction, and it worked so well I don’t think anybody noticed (except the color was a little different). Here’s the recipe:
1/2 teasponn dish soap
3 tablespoons vinegar
2 cups water
And a few drops of blue food coloring if you’d like. That’s what I did here. The bubbles will go down, and I haven’t noticed that the soap I add affects the cleaning power at all. (No soap scum on mirrors or anything like that.) Last night I cleaned a bunch of gunk of a dusty tabletop with this mix, and then I went and cleaned a swarm of kid-prints off of our bathroom mirror, and it shone good as new. The whole thing smelled …fresh and clean as a whistle! (sorry, wrong jingle.)
The point is I like making my own goop if it’s good as the commercial stuff and 99% cheaper. I think I spent less than a penny’s worth of ingredients on this whole batch; by far the expensivest ingredient here is the food coloring, which is unnecessary. In this day and age, I think the less we have to depend on the grocery store for what we need, the better.