Make Lemon and Peppermint Non Toxic Glass Cleaner

As I continue to work to shift my home cleaning approach towards more non-toxic do-it-yourself solutions, one of the simplest yet most effective swaps has been tackling dirty windows with all-natural ingredients instead of harsh chemical sprays. And I have to brag – this homemade Non Toxic Glass Cleaner formula truly leaves glasses sparkling and streak-free!

Once I polished the proportions on acids, carriers, and scents, I realized that beyond just getting surfaces pristine with gentle fruit juice cuts through grease well, I can also uplift mood through freshening aromas like bright peppermint and zesty lemon in the process. Who doesn’t feel a lift fogging up a room with a refreshing burst of citrus mint?

Peppermint and lemon window cleaner in a glass spray bottle.

Join me in discovering this bubbly cleaning homemade glass cleaner blend crafted from pantry staples. For just pennies, we can replicate chemical-laden store counterparts and gently clear views of the outside world again all while enjoying the invigorating scent as a bonus.

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Let’s Break Down the All-Star Lineup

You may already have the non-toxic glass surface cleaning magic quartet in your pantry ready for bubbly plant-powered transformation! My steadfast homemade formula relies on just four humble ingredients – common household staples with hidden cleaning prowess that work wonders erasing annoying fingerprints, smudges, dust, and grime when combined. Before we dive into the step-by-step method, let me detail exactly how each element makes a safe product and one that shines all the glass surfaces naturally.

  • Fresh Lemon Juice
    • Delivers cleaning citric acids that dissolve dirt
    • Has built-in antibacterial superpowers
    • Provides a bright, energizing sunshine aroma
  • Water
    • Acts as an activating carrier solution
    • Helps spread cleansing acids evenly
  • Peppermint Essential Oil
    • Smells cooling like candy cane
    • Extra antibacterial blast
  • Cornstarch
    • Slightly thickens liquid for friction/adhesion
    • Prevents immediate runoff so cleaning acids stay on the glass

Let the simple plant-powered quartet work a little bubbly magic!

club soda, lemon, corn starch, essential oils.

DIY Window Cleaner Recipe

Makes 16 oz window cleaner


Supplies Needed:

  • Reusable glass spray bottle (I use these)
  • Bowl
  • Lemon juicer (here’s mine)
  • Spoon for mixing
  • Whisk
  • Funnel (optional)
  • Clean towels/paper towels


  1. Prepare the Lemon Juice

    Cut 1 fresh lemon and squeeze all juice from the fruit into a measuring cup. You should have around 2 tablespoons juice.squeezing the lemon juice into a bowl.

  2. Mix the Cleaning Solution

    In a mixing bowl, combine lemon juice, 2 cups water or club soda and 1 tsp of cornstarch.Adding ingredients to the bowl.

  3. Add Peppermint Essential Oil

    Add 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint essential oil to the mixing bowl containing the lemon juice, water or club soda, and cornstarch mixture.spooning in essential oil.

  4. Blend the Ingredients

    Use a spoon to vigorously mix the solution until homogeneous, about 1 minute. Cornstarch may clump at first until fully dispersed.mix cleaner with a whisk.

  5. Transfer to Spray Bottle

    Carefully funnel liquid into a clean 16 oz reusable spray bottle.pouring cleaner into a spray bottle.

  6. Shake and Ready to Use

    Attach the spray nozzle top tightly and shake the bottle well before first use to fully incorporate ingredients again before spraying windows!close up of the cleaner in the spray bottle.

Spritz and wipe for crystal-shining windows with each eco-friendly use!

Stashing Your Creation

The natural lemon juice keeps this cleansing potion happily effective for 1-2 months when stored properly. I recommend sealing the bottle tightly and then refrigerating between uses so the fresh citrus maintains integrity without growing mold. Just don’t forget to pull it out and allow the chilled glass to reach room temp before deploying!

close up of the cleaner in the spray bottle.

Putting Your DIY Lemon and Peppermint Non Toxic Glass Cleaner to Work

Before spraying, shake the bottle of DIY glass cleaner thoroughly to fully disperse cornstarch, preventing uneven texture. Lightly coat glass using broad S-shaped motions for even coverage. Wipe off immediately with lint-free coffee filters or microfiber cloths, buffing in circles until streak-free clarity is restored. Exterior windows may need extra grime-dissolving contact time and more forceful buffing to remove built up dirt. Reapply liberally as needed for clean windows.

my hand with a paper towel wiping a window.

Safe Surfaces for Homemade Cleaner

After rounds of trials across every glass surface under my roof along with streak-free window experiments on neighborhood homes seeking the perfect plant-powered cleaning formulas, I couldn’t be more thrilled to declare this particular homemade DIY window and glass cleaner recipe safe and effective! Thanks to its smart union of citric acid and invigorating natural mint, you’ll find this versatile cleaner tackling mineral deposits, mirror film, and other pesky debris brilliantly across all non-porous kitchen counters to shower stalls in just small cleansing amounts without residue. Read on for the full list of ideal spots for this glass sparkling recipe guaranteed…

  • Interior and exterior windows
  • Glass doors
  • Mirrors
  • Glass tabletops
  • Ceramic tile
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Chrome fixtures
  • Glazed porcelain surfaces
  • Granite countertops
  • Glass oven doors
  • Microwave doors
  • Shower stall doors
  • Car windshields
  • Eyeglasses
  • Glass vases
  • Phone screens

The plant-powered homemade formula helps cut through grease, grime, dust and finger prints on any solid non-porous materials while leaving a minty sheen without toxic chemical fumes or residue.

A bathroom mirror.

Frequently Asked Questions about Lemon and Peppermint Non Toxic Glass Cleaner

How does this natural DIY window and glass cleaner compare to chemical commercial options?

This plant-powered, streak-free formula cleaning agent harnesses ingredients like club soda, lemon juice and peppermint oil instead of synthetic fragrances, quaternary ammonium compounds or isopropyl alcohol you’ll find in many commercial cleaners. This makes this lemon and peppermint glass cleaner gentler for young children, pets, and the environment while still effectively lifting dirt without toxic chemicals or plastic waste.

How long does this DIY window and glass cleaning recipe last before spoiling?

To prolong the integrity of the natural lemon juice, store the mixed cleaner sealed in the refrigerator for 1-2 months max. If essential oils fade over time, simply add a few more drops of peppermint or preferred essence. Discard if molding occurs.

Does the addition of native peppermint oil in this glass cleaner recipe provide any added benefits?

Yes! The handmade plant-powered window and mirror cleansing formula also harnesses the insect-repellent properties inherent in peppermint oils to naturally deter spiders and other pesky bugs from colonizing frames and sills without harsh chemicals while you wipe. The invigorating minty scent also uplifts your mood as you work!

Are any special microfiber cloths or other tools needed to achieve streak-free perfection with this natural glass cleaner recipe?

While any standard or reusable lint-free cloths or coffee filters work fine, special squeegee window application tools and clean microfiber cloth designed to remove all moisture post-cleaning may grant better results minimizing water spots and residue. For best results, warm water increases smear-free clarity.

bowls and glass cleaner.

Hopefully, this guide helps provide plant-powered, economical DIY glass cleaning freedom right from your kitchen! With a basic recipe harnessing hard-working citric acids and invigorating scents like peppermint oil or tea tree, these homemade window and mirror cleaner options outperform traditional glass cleaners minus negative environmental and health impacts.

Achieving a beautiful streak-free shine on your shower doors and smear-free mirrors relies only on perfecting the natural cleaners recipe for your needs – then maintaining proper storage and application techniques aligned to each surface type. But the wonderful news is anyone can craft effective, non-toxic products for their whole house with just easy recipe tweaks using common pantry staples you can make your own cleaners.

As empty store-bought spray bottles transform into friendly plant-based formulas personalized to your exact space, embrace the empowerment of exploring results through your own glass cleaner experiments! I hope you’ll join me in sprinkling a little refreshment into cleaning routines again one customized victory at a time.

Thank you for visiting the blog today for, Make Lemon and Peppermint Non Toxic Glass Cleaner. By opting for this DIY natural window cleaner, not only are you embracing a safer alternative to conventional glass cleaners, but you’re also harnessing the power of household ingredients and plant-based solutions to keep your windows sparkling and your home environment chemical-free. Make the switch today and experience the clarity and freshness of a truly natural clean! Be sure to visit my Basil air freshener and Laundry scent boost posts for more natural products you can make at home.

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