It’s so easy to clean your Dishwasher, Microwave, Refrigerator, and Oven in less than an hour, without using harsh chemicals. Get your kitchen sparkling while also protecting our planet!
There is no need to spend money on store-bought detergents and cleaning solutions when there are so many Green Kitchen Cleaning Recipes that you can make yourself!
All you need are 3 simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaners and you probably already have them in your cupboard! One of these simple ingredients has actually been dubbed the miracle in a Box.
It’s Baking Soda, and you can mix it with lemons, white vinegar, and water to make a disinfecting cleaner.
While we’re on the subject of Baking Soda, did you know it has so many more uses that probably have not even crossed your mind? We have a post completely dedicated to the Baking Soda Uses. You can read all about it here
This Green Spring Cleaning Guide highlights just how easy it is to use natural ingredients when cleaning the kitchen.
Hazardous cleaners contain toxic ingredients such as perchloroethylene, triclosan, ammonia, and chloride have been linked to serious illnesses. Therefore, it’s beneficial for our health and environment, to replace with eco-friendly, natural products.
While we’re on the subject, did you know that you can make your kitchen sink sparkle just by scouring it with Baking Soda and salt? You can also make a DIY all-purpose solution by mixing equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle. This can be used to wipe down cupboards and drawers.
Just like Baking Soda, lemons are also a miracle ingredient that are so handy when it comes to cleaning the kitchen. Freshen up your garbage disposal by cutting a lemon in quarters, then turn the water and disposal on and carefully push through the lemon pieces.
We love lemons for cleaning so much that we dedicated an entire post to their uses and household benefits. For lots of great ideas on how you can use lemon juice in your cleaning routine, check out post here
Clean Oven with Baking Soda & Vinegar Video
Is your oven looking greasy? You could coat your oven with a paste of baking soda and water, then let it sit overnight. The next day wipe use a plastic spatula to remove the paste and wipe away any remaining residue with a wet cloth.
For added shine, add vinegar. Watch the video to see how clean and shiny Bethany can get her oven just by using these natural and non-toxic ingredients. Click Play above to watch the video now ^
How To Clean Your Microwave With Lemons Video -:
Does your microwave need a spruce up? Over time, the inside of your microwave can have a build-up of grease, grime and food stains.
By placing a lemon, cut in half, in a bowl of water, and microwaving for 5 minutes, you can easily get rid of those dirty marks and have the inside of your microwave look brand new. Click Play above to watch the video now ^
Stephanie’s article in Hello Glow features a selection of essential oils that are considered some of the nicest smelling and environmentally friendly antibacterial options for homemade cleaning recipes.
Eucalyptus is a natural germicide and great for smelly jobs in the kitchen. Eucalyptus leaves can also be placed in cupboards to deter pests, as they are a natural germicide as well as a powerful dust mite buster.
Another powerful essential oil that fights off germs is thyme. Did you know that thyme is effective against salmonella, therefore can be used to clean cutting boards that have been used to slice raw meat?
As you can see from our post, there are so many ways to clean the kitchen while protecting your health, and being environmentally friendly.
It is definitely worth going green! You will save money, as you don’t need to purchase chemicals and detergents that would be toxic. Make use of natural ingredients that are common household items, instead of having to rush to the store to purchase additional items before a big spring clean!
Green Kitchen Cleaning Recipes – via Eco Green Love