The holidays are fast approaching and this means busy days in the kitchen! With the impending influx of dirty dishes and murky countertops, you gotta keep a reliable kitchen cleaner handy. Instead of getting your usual kitchen cleaner from the supermarket, why not try a homemade cleaner this time?
We know, making your own cleaner sounds like such a task when you can just get something from the store. But if you want to switch from chemical-filled solutions to all-natural products without the added cost, going DIY is the way to go! You will save a lot of money, and you know what exactly goes into the product you use.
Do yourself a favor and try this trusty kitchen spray mix with all-natural ingredients.
1 cup distilled white vinegar
1 cup water
3 drops tea tree oil
3 drops grapefruit essential oil
White vinegar is a natural disinfectant with antimicrobial properties. It also works well in penetrating stubborn grease and grime found in tables, stoves, and countertops, making it a perfect component for kitchen cleaner. The smell of vinegar alone is quite tough, that’s why it’s important to dilute it with equal part water to minimize the odor.
While using white vinegar and water is fine, you can enhance your cleaner by adding essential oils. Not only will this improve the smell, but a lot of essential oils also have antimicrobial properties to further boost the cleaning capabilities of your mixture. For this mixture, we suggest grapefruit and tea tree oil, but other antibacterial oils can also be used as a substitute such as citronella, eucalyptus, and thyme essential oils.
In a 16 oz spray bottle, pour in the vinegar and water. Use a small funnel if necessary.
Next, add the essential oils. Slowly place three drops of tea tree oil and three drops of grapefruit essential oil into the bottle.
Shake the bottle before using to allow all ingredients to distribute evenly.
Spray directly onto the surface or onto a kitchen towel and wipe areas that require cleaning.
Remember to shake the bottle before every use to make sure all ingredients are mixed well together before spraying.
Pretty easy right?
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