Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Homemade DIY Windshield Wiper Washer Fluid Recipe

            We use a lot of windshield wiper fluid on our 2 vans.  We live in SE Oklahoma and there is a lot of pollen, bugs and birds so using wiper fluid often is a necessity if we want to be able to see where we are going.  Making the wiper washer fluid at home saves us a lot of money and it is very easy to make.  Also, the commercial windshield wiper washer fluid is not a good choice to use because it contains methanol which is not only bad for the environment but it is also poisonous and may be harmful to people so don’t take the chance, just make your own like we do!



·        Distilled white vinegar

·        Dawn dish-washing soap or liquid castile soap

·        4 drops blue food coloring

·        Distilled water

·        1 gallon jug, empty and clean

We use an empty water gallon jug or an empty distilled white vinegar jug to mix this up in.  Fill up the jug ¾ of the way full with the distilled water.  Distilled water is better to use than tap water because tap water has mineral deposits in it that will eventually clog up your vehicle’s spray nozzle so when you can, do use distilled water.

 You can just use a clean and empty 2 liter bottle to if you desire.  Regardless of what you use, fill the container ¾ of the way full.  Add in the white vinegar to up to 2” from the top.   White vinegar needs to be used because other vinegar’s may leave residue.  Add in 2 drops of Dawn soap and the food coloring, put on the lid and gently shake the bottle.  It is now ready to be used. Just fill up your windshield wiper compartment and use as you normally would.  Be sure to mark the jug to avoid confusion and misuse.


In cold weather, be sure to add in about 1-2 cups of 99% isopropyl rubbing alcohol to the mix to keep the compartment from freezing and cracking.  The addition of the alcohol will also do the job of deicing your windshield.

     Some of my other DIY things that I make that I think you will love include:  Homemade Air Freshener, Homemade Dishwasher Powder, DIY Foaming Hand Wash, and Homemade Laundry Detergent.  


If you give this recipe a try, please take a picture of it and tag me on Instagram @countrifiedhicks and use the hashtag #countrifiedhicks so I don't miss seeing your post!


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