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Mum shares her simple one-ingredient homemade cleaner for a spotless mirror

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An Australian mother has shared her simple one-ingredient cleaner for a spotless mirror – revealing that the secret to a streak-free appearance is tea.

The woman from Melbourne, who goes by Mama Mila online, said it is possible to clean your mirror ‘without any harsh chemicals or smells’, but you just need to be willing to think outside the box a little.

‘This is my one ingredient homemade mirror cleaner, chemical-free cleaning at its best,’ Mila posted alongside a video of her cleaning her mirror.

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An Australian mother has shared her simple one-ingredient cleaner for a spotless mirror - revealing that the secret to a streak-free appearance is tea (pictured after)

An Australian mother has shared her simple one-ingredient cleaner for a spotless mirror – revealing that the secret to a streak-free appearance is tea (pictured after)

The woman from Melbourne, who goes by Mama Mila online, said it is possible to clean your mirror 'without any harsh chemicals or smells', using just tea and water (pictured during)

The woman from Melbourne, who goes by Mama Mila online, said it is possible to clean your mirror 'without any harsh chemicals or smells', using just tea and water (pictured during)

The woman from Melbourne, who goes by Mama Mila online, said it is possible to clean your mirror ‘without any harsh chemicals or smells’, using just tea and water (pictured during)

To make Mila’s cleaner, she said you will need some English breakfast teabags, boiling water and a spray bottle.

‘Brew a strong cup of tea and allow it to cool,’ Mila said.

‘Dilute it with half a cup of water and use it in a spray bottle.’

Then, simply spray your entire mirror surface and wipe away with a microfibre cloth, taking care to buff the surfaces to get rid of streaks. 

‘The tannic acid in the tea helps to clean mirrors without harsh chemicals or smells,’ Mila said. 

She said it works because the tannic acid in the tea helps to clean mirrors without harsh chemicals or smells (pictured during)

She said it works because the tannic acid in the tea helps to clean mirrors without harsh chemicals or smells (pictured during)

The video was a huge hit online, where more than 10,000 people had watched it and other mothers said they couldn’t wait to try it for themselves at home.

‘Wow, this is incredible,’ one woman posted.

Another added: ‘Thank you so much for this. I am a hairdresser so clean mirrors are a must and I use enough chemicals so I try to go clean’.

How do you make Mila’s mirror cleaner?

1. Brew a strong cup of tea with several teabags and allow the tea to cool down.

Mila shared her method on her TikTok page (pictured)

Mila shared her method on her TikTok page (pictured)

2. Dilute the tea with half a cup of cold water.

3. Stir the mixture and place it in a spray bottle.

4. Spray the mirror surface, taking care to wipe it down with a microfibre cloth afterwards to buff the area and get rid of streaks. 

5. The reason why the trick works is that the tannic acid in the tea helps to clean the mirrors without harsh chemicals or smells. 

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If you want to clean your windows or shower screen, Mila recommends you mix one cup of white vinegar, half a cup of dishwashing liquid and a cup of water in a spray bottle. 

Then, simply spray the formula over your windows and glass, and buff with a squeegee.

‘This solution is great at removing soap scum, water marks and residue,’ Mila said in a previous video.

She added that you can also use a water repellent spray afterwards, in order to keep away the grime for months.

Previously, she shared her simple trick to clean her microwave from dirt, grime and old food - and it will only take you four minutes (her trick pictured)

Previously, she shared her simple trick to clean her microwave from dirt, grime and old food – and it will only take you four minutes (her trick pictured)

Then, simply mix them together inside a jug and put the jug inside the microwave for four minutes (pictured)

Then, simply mix them together inside a jug and put the jug inside the microwave for four minutes (pictured)

Mama Mila has built up a loyal following online in recent months, thanks to her handy tips and tricks around the home.

Previously, she shared how she cleaned her microwave in just four minutes with a combination of water and one teaspoon of washing detergent.

Mila mixed both together inside a jug, placed it in the microwave for four minutes while it was on, and then removed it, wiping down the inside with a cloth. 

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