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!
Tile And Grout Cleaner
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.
DIY Cleaning Recipes
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.
DIY Non-Toxic Cleaners
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 of water and vinegar in a spray bottle. This can be used to wipe down cupboards and drawers.
Clean Stainless Steel With Lemons
Just like Baking Soda, lemons are also a miracle ingredient that is 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.
Clean Oven with Baking Soda & Vinegar Video
via Bethany Fontaine
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 over, then use a plastic spatula to remove the paste. Remove any residue with a wet cloth. For added shine, add vinegar. To see how to clean your oven, click Play above ^
10 Essential Oils For Cleaning
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?
8 Simple Cleaning Recipes
As you can see from our post, there are so many ways to clean the kitchen while protecting your health, and the environment.
It is definitely worth going green! You will save money, as you don’t need to purchase toxic chemicals and detergents.
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
There are some excellent cleaning hacks on this infographic from Eco Green Love and it’s a great one to Pin. For more great cleaning ideas, read our post here.