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Monday, May 8, 2017
Kitchen Cleaners – Safe, Non-Toxic Ways to Clean Your Kitchen
Prefer to make your own? You only need a handful of simple ingredients to create non-toxic, safe ways to clean your kitchen!
Non-Toxic, Safe Ways to Clean Your Kitchen
Here’s what you need to create your own safe, non-toxic kitchen cleaners.
White Vinegar (buy a large gallon size) – one word of caution: never use vinegar on marble or travertine
Tea Tree Oil
Funnel (makes it a lot easier to get the ingredients into the bottle)
Now for the recipes. You’ll love the all-purpose and grout cleaners.
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 1/2 cups water
10 drops tea tree oil
Mix in a spray bottle. The tea tree oil improves the antimicrobial properties. Kills bacteria and mold. (Do not use on marble or travertine.)
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
2 cups water
1 TBS corn starch
Mix in spray bottle. Alcohol and corn starch result in streak-free glass.
Silverware Cleaner for Silver and Stainless:
Soak silverware in full strength white vinegar, rinse with water and dry
1/4 cup baking soda
1 TBS dish soap
Enough white vinegar to form a paste
Great for cleaning cookware.
Wood Cutting Boards Sanitizer:
Wipe with full strength white vinegar OR
Rub with cut lemon (use leftover lemon sliced to freshen your disposal)
Cut narrow 1/2″ lemon slices and grind up in disposal
1/2 cup baking soda
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup vinegar
7 cups water
Mix in spray bottle. Spray and let soak for 5-10 minutes before scrubbing a bit. For extra dirty grout, let soak longer and use a scrub brush with stiff bristles. It will make your grout look like new.