Window and Mirror Cleaner

My favorite super easy homemade multi-purpose glass and mirror cleaner to make your cleaning chores a breeze.

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You Will Need:     

  • ¼ cup of 70% rubbing alcohol

  • ¼ cup white vinegar

  • ½ cup filtered or distilled water

  • 20 drops of peppermint or 20 drops of lemon essential oils

  • (You could do 10 of each as a blend)

  • Measuring cups

  • 8 oz spray bottle

  • Funnel

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How To Mix It All Together:

Pour the rubbing alcohol, vinegar, and distilled water into a spray bottle.

Add the essential oils and shake well.  

Either spray directly onto the glass and wipe off with a lint-free cloth. Alternatively, you could spray onto the cloth first then wipe the mirror or glass.

This works great on glass ornaments and vases too.

Please Note:

The original recipe called for peppermint essential oil, which I love. Your house will smell amazing. However, if you have pets, children under 6 years or if you are pregnant, then peppermint oil is not a safe option. Rather use lemon, which is safer.

Do not use on granite. The vinegar may degrade the sealant and leave the surface looking dull.

Works Great On:

  • Tiled backsplashes but avoid the grout. The vinegar can degrade the grout.

  • Mirrors

  • Shower doors

  • Readers only – check with your optometrist before using it on your prescription lenses. Especially if they have an anti-glare or transition treatment on them.

  • Glass ornaments and vases

  • Outer glass microwave and oven doors.

  • Windows

  • Car windscreens and side mirrors


Essential oil options:

20 drops of sweet orange or;

20 drops of grapefruit or;

20 drops of lavender or;

20 drops of lemon


Do not use any essential oils or essential oil blends if you have any underlying health conditions. Some oils are not safe for children, pregnant women, or pets. Always check with your doctor or certified aromatherapist, if you are unsure about the benefits or contra-indicators of a recipe or its ingredients. ‘A Scented Story’ is solely my platform to share my experiences with essential oils and other natural products. I do not prescribe any treatments.