One of my biggest pet peeves is dirty eye glasses. You know, the kind of dirt and grease that requires actual eye glass cleaner to fix and not a microfiber cloth or end of your shirt. With a baby who loves to grab the glasses off of my face and put her hands all over the lenses, I have had more than my fair share of dirty eye glasses this past year.
And by dirty, I mean entire hand prints on the lense of my glasses.
Or grease spots from cooking and brushing my teeth with hand prints on top of them.
Or pretty much anything else that gets on the lense of your glasses and makes it impossible to see clearly because there’s a massive hand print covering everything. Even the other spots and specks and smears.
Which is why when I discovered my parents secret stash of eye glass cleaner at their house one visit I was equal parts elated and jealous as all get out. I became obsessed with spraying my glasses down daily and felt like I had cleaned off an years of dirt and grime every single time.
MAN that cleaner was amazing.
So I was surprised to learn how easy it is to make your own at home. It requires a grand total of 3 ingredients: rubbing alcohol, dish soap, and water. The only thing I had to go out and buy were the mini spray bottles to hold it. And that’s only because I wanted it to look fancy like my favorite bottles of glass cleaner from my parents house.
Trust me when I say that this stuff is so good, you’re going to kick yourself for not making it sooner.
How to make DIY Eye Glass Cleaner.
- rubbing (AKA isopropyl) alcohol*
- dish soap* (any kind works)
- mini spray bottle* (found mine in the travel section at Target)
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- Fill spray bottle 3/4 of the way with rubbing alcohol (about 1/4 cup). Top off with water.
- Add 2-3 drops dish soap.
- Replace lid and shake to combine.
- Spray several pumps on front and back of your lenses and clean with microfiber cloth as often as you need.