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DON’T BUY Soapy Ammonia, MAKE IT YOURSELF!

You can make GALLONS of soapy ammonia solution from one bottle of pure ammonia and save allot of money over the store bought price. Vary the concentration, depending upon the job. Use it without the detergent for windows instead of brand name window cleaners.

  1. Locate concentrate ammonia solution. It’s available in supermarkets in the household cleaner sections of larger supermarkets in the US. Otherwise, try hardware shops and places that sell industrial cleaners. You will probably want to buy the smallest possible bottle since you won’t need a lot.
  2. Use rubber gloves and goggles – ammonia can burn skin and eyes.
  3. Be sure to make your mixture in a well-ventilated area.
  4. Do NOT lean over the bottles while you are pouring.
  5. Organize this task so that you will be pouring over a sink just in case there is any dripping.
  6. Use a 12 oz. plastic bottle spray bottle….or cut recipe in half for 6 oz solution.  Reuse old cleaner bottles, but be sure they are thoroughly cleaned and marked clearly.                                                 
  7. Fill the bottle 2/3 with tap water. Always add ammonia to water, not the other way around.
  8. With a funnel, pour about a third of a cup of ammonia into the bottle.
  9. Add a squirt of dishwashing liquid.Close the bottle tightly.
  10. Shake gently.
  11. Write “Soapy Ammonia” on the bottle with the indelible marker.
  12. Write “Danger: Do not mix with Bleach”
  13. Write “POISON” and keep the mixture, and the bottle of ammonia out of children’s reach.
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One comment on “DON’T BUY Soapy Ammonia, MAKE IT YOURSELF!

  1. Jessica on said:

    Can’t find ammonia concentrate or soapy ammonia. Recipe for soapy ammonia using regular strength ammonia please.

    Ammonia concentrate is just regular full strength ammonia. That is what the recipe call for. At the grocery store in cleaning section

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