Well obviously- it's not. Shit is loaded with chemicals... In the safety course I had to take for work - they told us that by law we should actually be wearing a FACE MASK anytime we use these cleaners... windex in particular!
UUHHHH, I'm sorry, but fuck that. Thats gonna be a hard pass for me.
One of the wonderful things about living in southern california is having access to the amazing Institute for Domestic Technology... (it's like Home Ec for adults... it's WONDERFUL) A few years ago I took a great class all about making your own cleaning supplies. The standout of the course was the All Purpose Cleaner.
I gave it to my cleaning lady and said- use this, if you like it, I'll tell you whats in it.
At the end of the day she was raving about it- "it smells so good! what is it? I can't believe how well it works on the counters, the mirrors, the glass... This will totally replace simple green and windex for me!!"
and thats when i told her the ingredients...
ALL PURPOSE CLEANER
1 cup cheap ass vodka. Thats right. VODKA
1 cup fresh mint
2 peels lemon rind
2 peels grapefruit rind (you could use any citrus really)
1 cup water
Combine everything except water
Allow to steep for 24 hours
Strain and reserve vodka (discard mint and rinds)
Add water and decant into spray bottle!
Now I like to make this in bulk, so all i have to do is pour into spritzer and add water. And you can use any vodka really- but i like to use the cheap shit... because if I'm not gonna drink it- why pay. In addition to cleaning your home with something thats not gonna give you cancer, an additional perk of this cleaner is that when you go to the CVS or Bev Mo to buy the cheapest vodka you can find... the clerk will look at you like your out of your fucking mind!!! So thats fun.