How Can I Get Oily Film Off My Bathroom Mirror?

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Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle

  • White vinegar

  • Paper towels

Hair products can leave behind an oily residue on your mirror.

Over time a bathroom mirror can acquire a dingy, oily film from exposure to beauty products such as hair spray and lotion. If you buy glass cleaners from the store, you may be paying too much for a product that you could make yourself at home. With the use of a simple, gentle household ingredient, you can remove the oily film from your bathroom mirror naturally and inexpensively. Using this cleaner regularly will keep your mirror clean and bright.


Step 1

Rinse out an empty plastic spray bottle and fill it with white vinegar.

Step 2

Spray the entire surface of the mirror with the vinegar.

Step 3

Wipe the mirror dry with a folded paper towel.

Step 4

Wipe the mirror once more with a paper towel to remove any lingering residue. Use small, circular motions to bring the glass to a shine.