Inside: Tired of a messy, greasy kitchen? Check out this easy to make homemade kitchen degreaser. It works great on stoves, ovens, cabinets, and more!
I love having a clean kitchen. It is a great feeling for me when I get the dishes all put away, the counters wiped down, and the sink shiny and sparkly clean.
After dinner every night I clean up my kitchen and then light a candle to make the kitchen smell good. I sometimes just make a cup of tea and enjoy having a clean kitchen. It's so relaxing and satisfying.
I have a DIY granite cleaner that I absolutely love. It does a great job of cleaning the countertops and keeping them shiny.
Although it does a pretty good job of cleaning grease on the countertop it was no match for the greasy mess around my stove. We have been doing a lot more from-scratch cooking and the grease from olive oil on the stove was getting kind of gross.
I decided to experiment around with making a kitchen degreaser. I wanted it to be easy and inexpensive to make, but do a fantastic job of cleaning up any grease spatters.
After a few batches, I have come up with a homemade kitchen degreaser that I love! If you are dealing with messy grease in your kitchen check out this DIY kitchen degreaser. It will remove the grease from your counters, stoves, and more.
Homemade Kitchen Degreaser
To make this homemade cleaner you will need a few things. Most you probably already have around your house.
You need a spray bottle, baking soda, soap, lemon essential oil, and orange essential oil.
Start by putting a cup of warm water in a spray bottle. I recommend a glass spray bottle because you are using essential oils. I really like this one from Amazon.
Then add in about 2 tablespoons of baking soda. The baking soda will work great to dissolve any of the greases in your kitchen.
Next, add about 1 tsp. of dawn dish soap. Dawn is a fantastic grease fighter in the kitchen and a teaspoon of dawn will go a long way. If you are using a more natural soap like a castile soap you may want to double the amount.
I am not brand picky with essential oils, but I do love Fabulous Frannie essential oils. I have noticed that they are just as good as the more expensive brands but cost much less. You can head over here to grab one of their gift sets or just buy one bottle. They are usually less than $5 a bottle.
Add about 10 drops of lemon essential oil and about 10 drops of orange essential oil. It doesn't have to be exact.
Once you have added everything to the spray bottle then add the lid and give it a couple of good shakes. You will want to make sure you get the baking soda completely mixed in or else it will clog the spray bottle.
Now you can start to use the homemade kitchen degreaser. To use just spray a little on the area that needs degreasing.
Then use a cloth or paper towel to wipe up the area. I like to use microfiber cloths to really get all the grease wiped up. These microfiber cloths from Amazon are great!
I recommend if it is an area like the stove that might be really greasy you let it sit for 2-3 minutes before wiping it up. Just spray it on and let it soak for a few minutes. Then use a microfiber cloth to wipe it down and clean all the grease away.
This kitchen degreaser works so well in so many spots in the kitchen. I have used it on my counters, the stove, the oven, even on my cabinets. It does an amazing job of removing grease from just about anywhere.
I would recommend you test it in a small inconspicuous spot if you are using it on cabinets or a painted surface.
You also may want to test your countertops depending on what kind they are. It works well on my granite countertops, but marble or other stones may react differently.
With this simple to make homemade kitchen degreaser, you can spend less time cleaning the kitchen and more time enjoying your kitchen. Don't spend all day cleaning those greasy areas of the kitchen.
Once you start using this kitchen degreaser you will love it! It's so easy to make and use, plus it is so inexpensive. So quit scrubbing and make up a batch today.
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