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For a natural window-cleaning solution, mix 2 ounces water and 10 drops lavender or lemongrass oil to wipe off grime. (Bonus: These oils may repel flies.) No oil on hand? Mix together ¼ cup vinegar, 2 cups water, and a squirt of liquid Castile soap in a spray bottle. Lightly mist the windows and wipe with a sheet of newspaper.