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Natural Kitchen Degreaser Spray

This simple homemade cleaner removes grease and grime from all kinds of hard, non-porous kitchen surfaces: stovetop, range hood, vents, microwave, cupboards, and more.
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 16 ounces

Ingredients

  • .5 teaspoon Sal Suds
  • .5 cup vinegar
  • 1.5 cups distilled water
  • 40 drops citrus essential oil

Instructions

  • add 1/2 teaspoon Sal Suds to 16 oz spray bottle
    tip: choose a spray bottle that's made from materials safe to use with diluted essential oils.  Glass, stainless steel, and certain types of plastic (plastic #1 HDPE or plastic #2 PET) work well.
  • add 1/2 cup white vinegar
    tip:  If you don't like the smell of vinegar, you can use less, but do use some vinegar. 
    It's a great natural cleaner that helps cut through the dirt and grime, and even helps repel dirt from sticking to the surface, keeping your kitchen clean for longer.
  • add 1.5 cups distilled water
    tip: if you don't have distilled water, you can substitute boiled and cooled filtered tap water.
  • add 40 drops of citrus essential oils
    I use 20 drops lemon and 20 drops sweet orange (also known as wild orange).
  • put  spray top on and shake well to mix.(optional) add free printable label
    tip:  You can print this label on full-sheet label paper or do what I do and print the label on regular printer paper and attach it to the spray bottle with packing tape.  It's cheap and easy to do.  Plus I find that the labels stay on better using packing tape than with regular label paper, and the packing tape protects the label really well, which keeps the labels looking great for a long time.

Notes

How to use

Use to clean grease and grime from kitchen cabinets, stovetops, oven, range hood, microwave, drip pans, vent, refrigerator, cupboards, and more.  Works on hard, non-porous surfaces.
  1. shake well before each use
  2. spray liberally on surface
  3. let sit for 5 minutes
  4. spray surface again (want to keep it wet for a total of 15 minutes)
  5. wipe clean - run a dish cloth under warm to hot water, wring out, and wipe over cleaned surface
 
tip:  If you need a little extra cleaning power, sprinkle surface with baking soda and then spray on natural degreaser cleaner.  The baking soda will react with the vinegar, foaming up upon contact.  Plus, the baking soda acts as a gentle abrasive to help loosen grease and grime.
tip:  always spot test the area first before using any new cleaner.