DIY Windshield De-icer
Growing up in California, I never dreamed I would have to worry about frozen windshields. When we moved to Oregon a couple of years ago, I quickly discovered that frozen windshields are a real thing. I bought a scraper and when the first cold freeze of the season arrived, I tried to scrape the ice off of my windshield early one evening.. What I ended up scraping was my knuckles, as the ice wouldn’t budge. That is when I decided to make this DIY Windshield De-icer!
My daughter told me about an inexpensive way to get rid of the ice on my windshield, and it couldn’t be easier. I mean, sure, you can pick up some de-icer type stuff at the store, but it can get expensive (especially if you want to supply each car with a can or bottle). It just seems to silly to spend that much money on one container, when for the same amount of money, you can make quite a few bottles of it on your own.
~Large spray bottle
Rubbing alcohol is really inexpensive, and that’s what makes this whole concoction worth doing.
All you have to do is use 1 part rubbing alcohol to 3 parts water. So if you use 1 cup of rubbing alcohol, you’ll use 3 cups of water. You can even do bigger batches if you have several spray bottles to fill.
This DIY Windshield De-Icer is also handy to have when the windshield wipers are frozen to the window – another thing we didn’t have to deal with in California! I usually store a bottle in each car (in the trunk), so it is always there when needed.
It couldn’t be easier folks!
If you have cold winters with ice, frost and snow, I hope you will try this DIY Windshield De-Icer and let me know about your results please!
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