The latest addition to my cheap and easy cleaning products repertoire is my homemade glass and bathroom cleaner.
Like the all-purpose spray I’ve been making for about 15 cents per bottle, my glass cleaner only contains a few ingredients that are cheap and easy to find.
The key active ingredient in this recipe that sets it apart from my all-purpose spray is alcohol; vodka to be precise. You can use rubbing alcohol as well, but because I’m a frugal living tight-arse, I just chose a clear alcohol I already had on hand.
Alcohols such as vodka have disinfectant qualities to help tackle nasties such as mold. Additionally, they are also known for their degreasing capabilities.
Consequently, vodka is a useful addition to a homemade glass and bathroom cleaner as it helps clean up mild mold in the shower, as well as grease from kitchen windows.
In my 500ml spray bottle, I combine the following ingredients:
- 62ml (1/4 cup) of white vinegar;
- 3ml (a few drops) of peppermint oil;
- 50ml vodka (or rubbing alcohol); and
- 385ml (about 1 1/2 cups) of water.
After giving it a good shake, you’re ready to get cleaning!