Clean Your Windows Without Harming The Environment.

September 18, 2007

Growing up, I am sure that your house had the same stuff in it that was used to clean the windows and mirrors. Windex, right? But did you know that Windex contains 2-Butoxyethanol, which according to SF Gate, “produces reproductive problems, such as testicular damage, reduced fertility, death of embryos and birth defects.” Sounds like a great thing to spray on your windows and mirrors, no? Well thankfully you don’t have to use this dangerous chemical to clean them and there is a great natural alternative.

By combining 1 part water and 1 part white vinegar, you can make a mean window and mirror cleaner.
Adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil does make it smell more pleasant, but it doesn’t change its cleaning ability. Combine this new cleaner with a reusable cloth, and you have yourself a great non-toxic window cleaner. No longer will you have to spray dangerous chemicals in the bathroom just to see yourself!

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After a varied past of being a test driver for automotive television programs, a Hollywood studio lackey, and an online media sales director, David is now the publisher and editor of The Good Human. In his spare time he rides motorcycles, drinks good beer, and builds stuff in the garage. You can follow him on Twitter at @thegoodhuman or G+ at Google
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Comments (4)

  1. Vik says:

    I tried that. Sucked. I switched to water + rubbing alcohol. It is fantastic!

  2. david says:

    Why did it suck Vik? I am curious!

  3. Alotta Errata says:

    i heard adding rubbing alcohol to the mix is helpful because it helps the spray evaporate faster, leaving less streaks. I haven’t tried it yet… not sure why not considering I have everything I need sitting in the cabinet…. *trots off to mix up some cleaner at 2am*

  4. david says:

    That’s a good thought Alotta, will have to look into that!