How to Clean Glass Stovetop {with Essential Oil}

Do you have really tough cooked-on stains on your glass stovetop?

We’ve all been there.  Grease spattered.  A pot boiled over.  Something spilled.  Pasta sauce dripped.  It happens.

And it doesn’t always get cleaned up right away.  And then those spills, splatters, and drips get baked on.  And that’s tough to clean.


But you can get your cooktop back to its showroom shine by just using a few natural ingredients you likely already have — baking soda, essential oil, and Castile soap (or natural dish soap).

It’s not only a non-toxic and natural DIY solution, but it really works!  No scratching or damaging the glass stovetop.



How to Clean Stovetop with essential oil by -- supplies shown on top= towels, glove, sponge, essential oil, Castile soap, baking soda, and spray bottle



How to Clean Your Glass Stovetop

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What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 10 drops orange essential oil (or substitute with another citrus essential oil)
  • 2 cups very hot water
  • 2 tablespoons liquid Castile soap (or substitute with a natural dish soap)
  • large dish towel or bath towel that’s big enough to cover entire stovetop (or use two hand towels)


Step 1:  Mix the 1 cup baking soda and 10 drops sweet orange essential oil (aka wild orange) in a bowl


adding baking soda to bowl

adding essential oil to bowl

stirring baking soda and essential oil together



Step 2:  Start with a cool stovetop.  Wipe up any loose debris, food, and grease that comes up easily.


wiping stovetop clean of any loose debris



Step 3:  Sprinkle baking soda & essential oil mixture over stovetop


baking soda and essential oil mixture sprinkled evenly over cooktop



Step 4:  Mix 2 cups very hot water and 2 tablespoons unscented liquid Castile soap in a large bowl


pouring very hot water into extra large bowl

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adding dish soap or liquid Castile soap to hot water

stirring hot water and dish soap



Step 5:  Put towel in hot soapy water.  Squeeze out excess water, but leave towel fairly wet.


submerging towels in hot water and dish soap mixture



Step 6:  Put towel on stovetop over baking soda mixture.  Let sit for 10-15 minutes.


wet towels placed over baking soda and essential oil mixture on smooth stovetop

second wet towel placed over baking soda and essential oil mixture -- want to cover entire stovetop



Step 7:   Scrub stovetop with towel. Rinse towel in hot water frequently as cleaning.


using towel to scrub cooktop with baking soda mixture

rinsing towel in kitchen sink



Step 8:  Rinse stovetop with sponge and clean water.  Dry and shine.


cleaning glass stovetop with sponge



tip #1:  To help keep your glass stovetop from needing a deep cleaning as often, wipe down the stovetop after cooking.  Allow stovetop to cool down so it’s safe to touch, then spray with an all-purpose cleaner or degreaser


spray smooth cooktop with homemade essential oil degreaser



tip #2:  Use homemade soft scrub to quickly clean stovetop in between deep cleans.  Just squirt a little of the soft scrub on the burnt-on foods and spills, give it a little scrub, and wipe clean.


homemade soft scrub made with essential oil



tip #3:   I used sweet orange essential oil in the recipe above, but there are lots of essential oils you can use for cleaning glass stovetops.  Citrus essential oils like orange, lemon, lime, bergamot, and grapefruit work best because they cut through grease and grime.  Plus they remove residue from burnt-on-stuck-on food.  See the image below for the best essential oils for cleaning stovetops.


best essential oils for cleaning stovetop= orange, bergamot, lemon, mandarin, grapefruit, clementine, tangerine, lime. Citrus essential oils like lemon, orange, and grapefruit are great for cleaning stovetops. They cut through grease and grime. Plus they remove residue from burnt-on, stuck-on food. No more need for toxic store-bought cleaners. use essential oils to clean stovetop naturally.



Now, that you’ve cleaned your smooth cooktop, here are a few other essential oil cleaning recipes you might like:



* Get a free printable of recipe & instructions here *


supplies used to naturally clean glass stovetop= towels, glove, sponge, essential oil, baking soda, Castile soap, and spray bottle



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How to Clean Stovetop with essential oil -- top is before photo of dirty stovetop with burnt-on food and scratches. bottom photo is After cleaning with smooth, shiny, clean cooktop

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