How To Use Branch Basics Streak-Free: Complete Guide

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How To Use Branch Basics Streak-Free: Complete Guide

Streak-free is, without a doubt, one of our most beloved and the most affordable dilutions. 

Just 1 drop of Branch Basics Concentrate + a full spray bottle of water = enough  Streak-Free cleaner to last for months!

But Streak-Free does more than just clean windows.

In this article we’re sharing everything you can do with Streak-Free plus how to use it for best results.

What Is Branch Basics Streak-Free?

Branch Basics Streak-Free Spray is made using Branch Basics Concentrate, a multi-purpose, human-safe, Made Safe cleaning Concentrate designed to replace every cleaner in your home.

To make Streak-Free Spray, combine 1 drop of Branch Basics Concentrate and add enough water to reach the fill line of the Streak-Free spray bottle.

Shake, and you’re ready to clean!

Branch Basics’ Starter Kits contain everything you need to toss the toxins by replacing synthetic chemical cleaners and laundry products with safe alternatives.

Our Premium Starter Kit, for example, contains Branch Basics Concentrate and Oxygen Boost (laundry booster, bleach alternative, and soaking agent) plus 5 glass or plastic bottles to make your own Streak-Free, All-Purpose, Bathroom, Foaming Wash, and Laundry cleaning products.

Just add water + designated amount of Concentrate to the fill line, shake, and that’s all there is to it.

For more information on how Branch Basics human-safe cleaning system works, see: How To Get Started With Your Branch Basics Kit.

9 Ways To Use Branch Basics Streak-Free For Mirrors, Glass, & More

Streak-free is a foundational product for cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, cars, and more. 

Just remember, true to its formula, a little goes a long way. One or two sprays is typically sufficient for most jobs.

Here are nine ways to use it around your home.

1. Windows

Bright and clear windows do not require the use of ammonia or other toxic chemicals. Here’s how to use Streak-Free to make them sparkle.

To use:

  • Spray Streak-Free directly onto windows (if windows are very dusty, we recommend dusting first with a microfiber cloth).
  • Wipe with a dry microfiber cloth moving from top to bottom.
  • Buff dry.

New to cleaning windows naturally? Get a full tutorial with helpful tips in: How To Clean Windows Naturally.

2. Electronics/Screens

Streak-Free is safe to use on all types of electronics and screens, including TVs, cameras, phone screens, and other devices. 

It won’t leave a film or residue and has no fragrance.

To use: 

  • Spray a damp microfiber or cloth with Streak-Free Spray and wipe your screen.
  • Follow with dry rag.

3. Glasses

Since your glasses touch your face and are so close to your eyes, what you clean them with matters, especially for those with sensitive skin.

Streak-Free’s safe ingredients make it ideal for glasses.

To use:

  • Spray a cloth and wipe glasses.
  • Follow up with a glasses-cleaning cloth for best results.

4. Mirrors

From toothpaste spatter to finger smudges, Streak-Free has you covered and is safe enough for even children to use.

To use:

  • Spray mirror directly with Streak-Free.
  • Wipe with a dry microfiber cloth.
    • Microfiber cloths are excellent for glass and mirrors as they leave no dust or residue behind.

5. Shower Doors

Squeegeeing after showers and regular cleaning with Streak-Free is an excellent way to keep soap scum under control and shower doors shiny. Streak-Free can also be used on chrome or stainless steel elements.

To use:

  • Spray glass directly with Streak-Free.
  • Wipe with microfiber cloth.

Related read: How To Clean Your Shower Naturally: 6 Tips

6. Stainless Steel

Stainless steel looks amazing but requires special care. 

Instead of those expensive stainless-steel cleaners, turn to Streak-Free for an amazing smudge-free shine.

To Use: 

  • Spray Streak-Free directly on stainless steel or spray onto a cloth.
  • Wipe with a microfiber cloth.
  • Dry to prevent spotting.

Related read: Cleaning Stainless Steel Naturally: 7 Simple Methods.

7. Upholstery

Streak-Free is a color-safe way to clean up dirty upholstered furniture without any stubborn mineral rings.

Just spray onto the furniture and wipe clean.

Note: Be sure to use distilled water, which is free from minerals.

8. Dusting

Let Streak-Free add a little extra dust-removing oomph to your dusting routine.

To use, lightly spritz your microfiber duster or cloth with Streak-Free and wipe over surfaces to remove dust and other contaminants.

Need some motivation to dust more often? See: Why Household Dust Matters To Your Health.

9. Cars

Streak-Free is wonderful for cleaning car windows and windshields, removing stains on upholstery, or light dusting of dashboards and other surfaces. It's gentle and won't strip the interior of you car, but is powerful enough to clean.

Follow the instructions above for windows, upholstery, and dusting.

Streak-Free Tips

Making and using Streak-Free is super simple, but these tips can make it work even better:

Tip 1: Trust The Formula

It may be tempting to add more Concentrate to the dilution. After all, can 1 drop of Concentrate plus water really work?

Based on extensive research and thousands of testimonials, the answer is a resounding YES! 1 drop of Concentrate is all you need -- no more, no less.

Tip 2: Use Distilled Water

Tap or filtered water may be fine, but if it’s high in minerals, it can hinder your cleaning. 

Instead, we recommend mixing Streak-Free with bottled distilled water. Distilled water also helps to keep the solution preserved longer. 

Tip 3: Use With Microfiber Cloths

As mentioned in the previous points, microfiber cloths are our go-to with Streak-Free as they will not leave behind a film or any material residue.

We also recommend washing your microfiber cloths in a Guppy Friend Wash Bag to reduce microplastic pollution of our waterways and oceans.

Tip 4: Replace After 1 Year

If your bottle of Streak-Free lasts a whole year, we recommend replacing the formula with fresh water and Concentrate. See Tip #2 for now to make your solution last longer! 

Streak-Free FAQs

Switching to new and/or non-toxic cleaners can bring up a lot of questions. Here we answer some Streak-Free FAQs.

Q: What is Branch Basics Concentrate used in Streak-Free made from?

A: Branch Basics Concentrate is an EWG-verified, Made Safe certified, biodegradable product made from a combination of natural ingredients and naturally derived surfactants, including:

  • Purified Water: Reverse Osmosis
  • Decyl Glucoside: An ultra-gentle naturally-derived surfactant cleanser from coconut and/or Non-GMO corn. 
  • Chamomile Flower Extract: An organic flower extract with Allergen (IFRA) Certifications, which certifies it is nonallergenic and is not a fragrance. 
  • Coco Glucoside: An ultra-gentle naturally-derived surfactant derived from coconut. We use this with Decyl Glucoside to enhance cleaning and foaming power and stability.
  • Sodium Citrate: A plant-derived, biodegradable sodium salt that acts as a water softener.
  • Sodium Bicarbonate: A mineral-based water softener, also known as baking soda.
  • Sodium Phytate - A natural chelator used as an antioxidant preservative.

Learn more in: How Branch Basics Is A Healthy And Sustainable Cleaning Line.

Q: Streak-Free seems to require a lot of wiping to remove, what am I doing wrong?

A: You’re likely using too much Streak-Free. Try cutting back the number of sprays, and that should do the trick!

Toss the Toxins With Branch Basics

If you’re inspired to toss the toxins in your cleaning cabinet, we’d love to be part of your healthy home journey.

From products and education to community and courses, Branch Basics is known as a leader in the natural cleaning and holistic lifestyle space.

Click here to shop Branch Basics Streak-Free and Starter Kits.

Check out our blog for more tips on everything-non-toxic-cleaning and healthy living.

Immerse yourself in creating a healthy home with step-by-step instructions on how to remove and replace common household toxins with our founders in the Branch Basics Toss The Toxins Online Course.

Finally, join our tribe on social media @branchbasics for community, tips, recipes, and resources.

Happy Streak-Free cleaning!