Green Kitchen Cleaners

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms to keep clean, but it's also one of the easiest to get dirty. There are a LOT of things to clean. Luckily, I have healthier, eco-friendly cleaner recipes for you to help keep that kitchen sparkling :)

Grease Cutter
-2 cups water
-1/4 cup castile soap
-10 drops lavender oil

All Purpose Kitchen Cleaner
-2 cups water
-1/2 cup vinegar
-1 teaspoon castile soap
-3/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
-20 drops tea tree oil
-20 drops lavender essential oil

Dishwasher Detergent
-2 cups borax
-2 cups baking soda
-4 packages unsweetened lemonade Kool-Aid

To clean a microwave:
-1/2 cup vinegar
-2 cups water
Combine in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat 3-4 minutes on high, then wipe down the microwave.

To clean an oven:
Spray the oven with water and sprinkle on baking soda. Scrub after 20 minutes.

To clean a refrigerator:
Dissolve 2tbsp baking soda in 1 quart warm water and wipe down the fridge. Rinse with a wet cloth.

Produce Wash
-1 cup water
-1tbsp lemon juice
-1 tbsp baking soda
Spray on produce. Rinse after five minutes.

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