How Can I Get Oily Film Off My Bathroom Mirror?

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Hair products can leave behind an oily residue on your mirror.
Hair products can leave behind an oily residue on your mirror. (Image: Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle
  • White vinegar
  • Paper towels

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

Spray the entire surface of the mirror with the vinegar.

Wipe the mirror dry with a folded paper towel.

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.

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