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Two Ingredient Window Cleaner Recipe

If you get headaches from cleaners like I do, you’ll want to try this all natural window cleaner recipe. Only two ingredients, and smells great!

Tea DIY Window Cleaner

Get ready to toss those commercial cleaning sprays to the side and welcome a homemade window cleaner into your life! Today, I’m thrilled to guide you through crafting your very own all-natural window cleaning solution.

It might seem unusual to get this excited over window cleaner, but trust me, there’s a charming little story that goes with it, and a recipe that could change the way you view cleaning products forever!

As a kid, I lived in a household ruled by what you might call a ‘cleaning enthusiast’ – my dad. He had a cleaning regimen that could rival any military drill. Every day at exactly 5:00 PM, just before he left his office, he’d call to ensure that my four brothers and I had completed our extensive list of chores.

This wasn’t just a quick tidy-up. No, it included vacuuming the entire house and scrubbing the bathrooms until they sparkled—daily.

And, oh, the Saturdays! Those were reserved for deep cleaning from morning till noon. While this instilled in me an incredible work ethic, it wasn’t exactly what you’d call a blast.

Amidst these vivid cleaning memories, one stands out: the headache-inducing window cleaner. The sharp, chemical scent was enough to make anyone woozy.

Fast forward to today, and it’s clear why I’ve been inspired to create my own cleaning agents, like the window cleaner I’m about to share with you. Not only are they effective, but they’re also free from harsh chemicals that make you question what you’re inhaling and pouring down the drain.

The star of today’s recipe? Tea! Yes, you read that correctly. By using just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a cleaning product that’s gentle on both your nostrils and the environment.

This homemade window cleaner recipe not only leaves your glass surfaces shining but does so without the guilt of using store-bought cleaners packed with unknown chemicals.

Perfect for anyone looking to reduce their chemical footprint without sacrificing cleanliness, this recipe promises to keep your windows crystal clear. All you need is a microfiber cloth to go with your new, eco-friendly cleaning solution, and you’re set to tackle even the grimiest glass.

So, why not give it a try? Break away from conventional cleaning products, and let’s embark on a DIY journey that’s kind to your home and the planet.

Scroll down to discover just how easy and satisfying making your own window cleaner can be, and perhaps, you’ll be inspired to overhaul your entire approach to household cleaning. Let’s get started!

They don’t make me sick and I don’t feel guilty pouring them down the drain. The secret ingredient for this one is TEA!!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • An empty (clean) spray bottle
  • 3 tea bags of black tea (English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast, Classic Black, Wild Forest Black would work great!)
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • Essential oils – optional if you would like to add for additional scent or to compliment the tea (lemon or another citrus is great for cleaning)

Everyone seems to have their own preference when it comes to what they use with cleaners. I like microfiber cloths or newspaper for streak free windows and glass.

homemade window cleaner recipe

Are you ready to ditch your chemicals and try this all natural window cleaner? You can print the how-to card below.

Yield: 1 bottle

DIY Window Cleaner

Tea DIY Window Cleaner

Learn how to make this DIY glass cleaner with a natural ingredient - tea! It's easy, smells great, and works well.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2


  • Black tea - 3 bags
  • Distilled water - 1 cup


  • Empty spray bottle
  • Measuring cups


  1. Steep tea bags in 1 cup of heated, distilled water and cool.Tea brewing in a measuring cup
  2. Pour brewed tea into a spray bottle. Spray on windows and wipe thoroughly with a paper towel, newspaper, or a cloth.Tea brewed with distilled water added

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promise this homemade glass cleaner recipe works great . . . and it smells fab too! I can’t wait for you to try it. Let me know your thoughts in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these other natural home posts:

All Purpose CleanerCarpet DeodorizerCleaning TipsDIY Soft ScrubGranite CleanerLiquid Laundry Detergent

Jennifer Estep

Sunday 22nd of January 2017

Where did you get your spray bottle pictured above?


Sunday 22nd of January 2017

Hi Jennifer! I got it here: I really love it :D

Georgianna R. Williams

Wednesday 19th of October 2016

I am so wanting to try this do u have a shower cleaning recipe??? I really need one...thanx


Wednesday 19th of October 2016

Hi Georgianna! I found this one. I think it needs to be a little more hard core for soap scum?

This is still natural!

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