Homemade De-icer

Let’s face it. Summer’s coming to an end and winter will soon be on its way. That means cold, snow, and ice. We can’t do much about the weather but we can at least keep our vehicle windshields clear so that we can see to drive. Instead of buying tons of de-icer, try something a little different and a whole lot cheaper. Here is a couple of wonderful recipes that is guarenteed to keep that nasty ice from sticking to the glass.

1.  Recipe Using Alcohol

  • Mix one part water to two parts rubbing alcohol. Also add dishwashing liquid to the mixture, one teaspoon for every three cups of mixture. Apply liberally to the glass with a spray bottle. Additionally, consider pouring one or two cups of rubbing alcohol directly into your existing wiper washer fluid. This will help ensure continued use of washer fluid during all winter driving conditions. But remember that alcohol has a strong odor and is flammable so keep this solution away from children.

2. Recipe Using Vinegar

  • Mix three parts of white distilled vinegar to one part water. Spray the windshield and all the windows and mirrors. Wait a few minutes before wiping off ice and snow. It’s not necessary to use a detergent because the vinegar acts as a cleaning agent. This may not work as well as an alcohol-based de-icer.



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