It’s that time of year . . . sooooo cold, snowy and icy! And with all the snow and ice comes frozen locks and ice covered windshields. And, it’s no fun to stand in the freezing cold scraping off ice, scraping some more, and then trying to scrape some more, right?! A special thanks to my Aunt Pat who showed us this easy diy solution to get rid of the ice on your car windshield. This stuff is AH.MAZ.ING!!! All you need is 2 ingredients and you probably already have them on hand. This ‘2 Ingredient Instant De-Icer Spray’ is something you need to have on hand this time of year! Unless of course, you are living somewhere enjoying the sunshine and warmth. Ha! But, seriously, a lot of us that are living in the frozen tundra of winter NEED this amazing solution. So, let’s mix it up. 🙂
Here’s all you need:
spray bottle (mine was from Walmart)
rubbing alcohol (91%)
chalkboard sticker labels (optional)
Fill up your water bottle about 1/3 of the way with water.
Fill up the rest of the bottle with isopropyl alcohol.
Shake it up to mix.
Add your chalk label sticker if desired. I just love these labels! 🙂
Spray it all over the windshield and other car windows. If your ice is just a thin layer, it should only take a minute or 2 to melt it. If it’s thick, you’ll want to spray it on and leave it for about 5 minutes. And if it’s fairly thick, you may still need to scrape it some, but I guarantee it will start breaking it down making it so much easier to scrape. Be liberal in spraying!
This stuff works great for frozen locks, too. Because it contains the alcohol, it’s not going to freeze so you can leave a bottle of this solution in your car. When you leave work and come out to a frozen windshield, you’ll want this stuff with you! You could also mix this up and put it in these small bottles to have handy in your purse in case your car or house lock is frozen shut.
And, if you’re using a different size spray bottle, just use a 1:2 ratio of water and alcohol.
Go ahead, mix it up right now while you’re reading this–you’ll be so glad you did! It’s so easy!
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