Store-bought Cleaners Vs Home-made DIY Cleaner
Our kitchen cabinets get dirty easily. From spilling to cooking oil to cake batter, our kitchen slabs are often covered in grime. Most often, we clean the grime and grease with store-bought cleaners.
Store-bought cleaners works fine. But they are loaded with chemicals. Using chemical cleaners for a long period of time may hamper our health. Secondly, we keep groceries on our chemically-cleaned kitchen slabs and cabinets. We may unknowingly contaminate our food.
Natural cleaners, on the other hand are free of toxins, are effective and affordable. They in fact, works better than the store-bought cleaners. Even better, if we can learn how to make a DIY cleaner at home.
How to make natural cleaner at home?
Vinegar is the go-to natural cleaner when it comes to cleaning kitchen grease and grime. Mixed with half proportion of water, it can clean even your toughest stains.
Ingredients that you will need:
- One cup white vinegar
- Liquid soap (to clean extremely tough grease)
- One tablespoon of baking soda
- Warm water
- Essential oil (optional, if you want to smell your kitchen really fresh)
Tools that you will need:
- Clean spray bottle or a bowl
- A sponge
- Clean dish-cloth
Steps to make the DIY Cleaner:
- Rinse out spray bottle with warm water.
- Add vinegar, a drop or two of liquid soap, and baking soda to the spray bottle.
- Fill the spray bottle to the bottom of the neck with warm water.
- If desired, add a few drops of essential oil. Essential oils help mask the smell of vinegar. Citrus oil make your home smell fresh and clean. You can use whatever appeals to your nose.
- Shake spray bottle vigorously.
How to use your natural cleaner?
- Wet the sponge with the solution and rub it in the kitchen slab, and on the outside of cabinet doors and drawers.
- Use a toothbrush dipped in the cleaner to scrub the handles, and the crevices of ornate trim.
- Use a second cloth or sponge dipped in clean water to remove the cleaner from all surfaces.
- Dry all surfaces thoroughly with a clean towel.