It’s that time of year and my Dad who’s a great helper in this little business is hell bent on getting our windows cleaned.
We have a live-work space with clients coming in and out so we do try to keep our studio clean and tidy but thankful as I am for my dear-old-dad's help, I cringed when I saw him take out a Costco size bottle of Windex.
The chemical smell of it makes me feel a little nauseous… and I don’t even want to start thinking about the toxic stuff that it omits when it is sprayed in the air. Definitely not the type of aromatherapy we espouse around here!
I had to act quick and come up with an all-natural alternative to teach this ‘old dog’ a new trick. And thank God, it worked!!
This DIY spray cuts grease and boosts shine because it has white vinegar and corn starch in it.
- 1 ½ cups white vinegar
- 1 tsp of tea tree essential oil
- 1 ½ water (distilled, if available)
- 1 tsp of cornstarch
Combine all ingredients into a medium sized spray bottle and shake well.
Spritz on windows, mirrors and other glass surfaces, then wipe off with crumpled newspaper or a cotton rag.
Keep in mind that vinegar can damage or cause etching on granite, stone or marble, so avoid using on those types of surfaces.
Keep away from your eyes and do not spray on your face!