Homemade Ice Melter

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Winter is here which means ice storms and snow will be in full force. Don’t get caught without our Homemade Ice Melter and Ice Preventer Spray.

icy car windshield - homemade ice melter

I don’t know about you but it seems like winter just keeps getting longer and longer. We normally keep our car in the garage but we bought a small pop up camper this year that is taking up the space while we renovate so unfortunately our car is getting a beating with all of this winter wether.

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We have 2 recipes for you today. An Ice preventer spray and a Homemade Ice Melter.


The ice preventer spray is made up of 2 cups of white vinegar and 1 cup water. You just pour the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake. Use this when you alerted that a winter storm is coming and spray down your car windows and windshields.

white vinegar

This is a preventative mix that will help keep the ice from sticking to the window and should make it easier to clean off.


The 2nd recipe is Homemade Ice Melter. Which is a mixture of Rubbing alcohol, dish soap and water. Both my mom and all 3 of my grown kids live in an apartment so they have no protection for their car against Jack Frost.

Dish soap -homemade ice melter

They also make windshield covers for snow and ice as well if you end up not wanting to mess with making a spray.

I love both of the recipes because they are simple to make and they use ingredients I already have on hand. I also use a collapsible funnel to make it easier.

Tip: Make it up right before use and use warm water so that it helps melt the ice faster. Keep the spray away from the paint of your car so that it doesn’t do any damage. As with all of our recipes we say , use with caution and that we are not responsible for any mishaps you might incur.

You can also make this in big batches to de ice your sidewalks.

Homemade Ice Melter

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Winter is here which means ice storms and snow will be in full force. Don't get caught without our Homemade Ice Melter.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost Under $10


  • Spray Bottle
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 cup Rubbing alcohol
  • 3 drops Dishwashing liquid


  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a spray bottle and spray on top of your car windshield and windows.

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