DIY Kitchen Cleaner Using Castile Soap. In this post, you will find a recipe to make homemade Kitchen cleaner using essential oils and Castile Soap. Start your journey to a toxin-free household!
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Clean With Castile Soap and Essential Oil
Castile soap is a great option if you have surfaces that could be damaged by vinegar such as natural stone tiles, marble, granite, etc. Also, some people really do not like the smell of vinegar. Castile Soap is effective and highly concentrated so it is very economical for DIY cleaners. It is also good for the environment, and most are free of palm oil or palm oil derivatives. Destruction of forests for palm oil production is the main threat to Orangutan’s survival. To protect forests and save Orangutans from extinction, we should all avoid products with Palm Oil.
This is the brand I use with no Palm Oil
So let’s get down to cleaning business!
Here are a couple of my favorite castile soap based all-purpose cleaners
All-Purpose Castile Soap and Essential Oil Cleaners
FAVORITE KITCHEN CLEANER
You can use the following recipes to clean your entire kitchen without any worry to damage any surfaces. Feel free to use any combination of essential oils you prefer. For instance, you can use just one essential oil and use 30 drops of Sweet Orange or Lemon. Or any combination as long as you use a total of 30 drops.
- 2 teaspoons of castile soap
- 2 cups of water
- 10 drops of thyme essential oil
- 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 10 drops of lemon essential oil
- Mix it all in a 16 oz glass spray bottle.
- Store in a dark place.
- Gently swirl before each use. Enough to mix the solution without causing bubbles.
There is no set rule. You can use any combination of oils you prefer. I choose these combinations based on the antibacterial and cleaning power of these oils. You can use any combination of oils you like!
Other Suggested Combinations:
- Lemon & Peppermint
- Tea tree & Lavender
- Lemon & lavender
- Oregano & Tea Tree
- Thyme, Lemon & Lavender
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Cleaners With Vinegar
Vinegar is a great option for cleaning. The acidity of the vinegar is powerful against bacteria, it can dissolve soap scums, grease and other buildups, and sticky residues A vinegar-based cleaner can be used to clean mirrors, windows, bathroom soap scum, toilets, sinks, kitchen grease, wooden cutting boards, countertops, and even trash cans
Cleaners With Baking Soda
Baking soda is a powerful stain remover, degreaser and deodorizer.
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