Here’s my super easy recipe for stainless steel polish. You can whip up a batch in about 1 minute using just 3 ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.
It’s a natural, non-toxic cleaner that really works. It gets rid of fingerprints, smudges, streak, dirt, and grime easily without any scrubbing.
I use it on all the stainless steel surfaces in my home: refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, and more. It makes cleaning my kitchen a breeze!
Everything sparkles with a shiny smudge-free, streak-free, spot-free finish.
It’s the best stainless steel cleaner that I’ve tried. Give it a try in your kitchen. I hope you love it as much as I do.
How to make homemade stainless steel polish?
step 1: use a funnel to add 1/2 cup olive oil to an 8 oz or larger spray bottle
tip: be sure to sure a spray bottle that’s safe to use with essential oils. Here are a few of my favorite options: glass, stainless steel, or certain types of plastic (PET #1 or HDPE #2)
tip: any kind of olive oil will work; you don’t need to use your best cooking one for this
step 2: add 1/2 cup white vinegar
step 3: add 20 drops of essential oil
tip: My favorite blend is 10 drops lemon essential oil and 10 drops orange (wild or sweet) essential oil
tip: You can substitute other essential oils. Citrus oils work best as they cut through the dirt, grease, and grime to really make your stainless steel appliances sparkle. Here are some to consider: grapefruit, lime, bergamot, lemon, tangerine, orange, petitgrain, and mandarin.
step 4 (optional): get the free printable label by clicking here
tip: I print the label on regular, plain printer paper. Then I attach it to the spray bottle using packing tape. I find that this method does a great job of keeping the label adhered to the bottle and makes it waterproof so that it stays looking great for a long time. Or, if you prefer, you can also print the label on full-sheet label paper instead.
tip: Before putting on the label, wipe the spray bottle with a bit of rubbing alcohol to make sure that the bottle is completely clean and the label will stick very well.
Here’s the stainless steel polish recipe one more time
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white vinegar
10 drops lemon essential oil
10 drops sweet or wild orange essential oil
(optional) free printable label – click here to get it
How to use stainless steel polish to clean & shine appliances
- shake well to mix
- spray on stainless steel appliances (works great on refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, toasters, coffee makers, etc)
- wipe with a soft cloth following the grain of the stainless steel
click here to get the free printable recipe and label
here are a few other essential oil posts that I think you’ll like:
homemade “Lysol” disinfecting spray
streak-free window & mirror glass spray
kitchen & bathroom cleaning wipes
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10 thoughts on “Stainless Steel Polish”
Where do you get your clear spray bottles?
I get most of spray bottles from Amazon. https://amzn.to/32ZeCnS
Another option though is to reuse apple cider vinegar bottles. They’re glass, heavy duty, and free. The neck fits a standard size sprayer. If you have an old spray cleaner that you’ve used up or are no longer using, the sprayer will fit the apple cider vinegar bottle.
Hi, would it matter if I used almond oil in place of olive oil? Love the recipe. Thank you for sharing. Cazz in the UK xx
I haven’t tried this recipe with almond oil, but I can’t think of why it wouldn’t work. I’d give it a try.
Thank you so much! I tried so many natural recipes for the stainless steel and nothing worked well. This one is phenomenal!!! Great proof that natural ingredients work
So glad to hear that it worked for you too!
Thanks for the note,
Hi Sarah, I wanted to know whether you have a recipe for cleaning cutlery that have become dark grey.
I am new to your website.
I don’t have a recipe yet for cleaning tarnished silverware, but that a great idea. I might have to add that to my list of recipes to create.
I recently ordered Sal cleaning solution and citric acid from Amazon. But now I can’t remember what I need the citric acid for. Did you have a recipe the needed citric acid as I put it in my cart after I read one of your recipes (so I thought) 🙂
Thank you for your time.
Yes, I have several recipes that use citric acid. It’s a great cleaner, and when combined with baking soda and water it fizzes, so you’ll find it in bath bombs, toilet cleaning fizzes, dishwasher detergent tabs, and more. Here are some of my recipes with citric acid:
bath bombs –> https://oneessentialcommunity.com/sea-breeze-bath-bombs-made-lavender-spearmint-lime-essential-oils/
facial steamers –> https://oneessentialcommunity.com/diy-acne-facial/
bubbling bath salts (bubble bath and bath salts in one) –> https://oneessentialcommunity.com/bubbling-bath-salts-made-essential-oils/
toilet cleaning fizzy tabs –> https://oneessentialcommunity.com/toilet-cleaning-fizzies/
natural dishwasher detergent –> https://oneessentialcommunity.com/diy-natural-dishwasher-detergent-with-essential-oils/
dishwasher detergent tabs –> https://oneessentialcommunity.com/diy-natural-dishwasher-tabs-recipe-essential-oil/
fizzing bath melts –> https://oneessentialcommunity.com/diy-fizzing-bath-melt-recipe-essential-oils/
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