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    Kitchen Cleaner

    Natural Kitchen Cleaner

    The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms of the house however, it can also contain the most germs and bacteria. Many commercial cleaners do a good job but can be harmful to your health if it gets on food or dishes. It’s important to use a kitchen cleaner that is effective at killing germs and bacteria but is also non-toxic.

    This all natural kitchen cleaner recipe is safe to use in the kitchen but still has the cleaning power your family needs.

    What makes the kitchen cleaner effective is the vinegar’s ability to remove bacteria, germs and mold. Additionally, the tea tree oil gives it an added boost with its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

    Natural Kitchen Cleaner

    • 8oz of vinegar
    • 8oz of water
    • Pour into 16 oz spray bottle
    • Add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil
    • Shake the bottle to mix up the ingredients.

    DIY Tip: Add orange or lemongrass essential oils to your kitchen cleaner for a fresh citrus scent!

    This great all purpose kitchen cleaner will disinfect and remove bacteria from your kitchen.

    Ingredients

    • Spray Bottle
    • 8 oz White Vinegar
    • 8 oz Water
    • 2-3 drops of Tea Tree Oil

    Instructions

    1. Combine White Vinegar and Water in the spray bottle.
    2. Add 2-3 drops of Tea Tree Oil
    3. Shake thoroughly to mix ingredients

    Natural Microwave Cleaner

    If your microwave is like mine it has a tendency to get covered in food particles before you know it.   Cleaning a microwave can be difficult because food particles harden and stick to the inside.

    The key to easily removing the food particles is to soften them before wiping down the microwave.  Follow this DIY cleaning recipe which works to soften the food particles while prepare an all natural cleaning mixture for wiping away the mess.

    Natural Microwave Cleaner

    • Pour 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water into microwave safe bowl
    • Microwave the mixture on high for 5 minutes.  The vinegar mixture will produce steam which will work to soften the food particles in the microwave.
    • Remove the bowl from the microwave and let it sit for 10 minutes.  Be careful the bowl and remaining mixture can be very hot!
    • Use a sponge or cloth and dip it in the vinegar mixture.
    • Wipe away the remaining food particles.

    Check out this before and after to see how great this works!  Click on the pictures to a see a close up view.

    Use this all natural cleaner to remove the food particles in your microwave.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Cup of Vinegar
    • 1 Cup of Water
    • 1 Microwave Safe Bowl

    Instructions

    1. Combine ingredients in a microwave safe bowl
    2. Microwave on high for 5 minutes
    3. Let stand for 15 minutes
    4. Wipe out microwave with a damp cloth.

    Clean Coffee Stains from Mugs

    If you love coffee or tea then you probably have a mug or two that is stained.  Putting the mug in the dishwasher or scrubbing it by hand will decrease the stain, but may not remove it.

    Don’t worry though! There is hope to get your favorite mug sparkling clean!

    How to Clean Coffee Stains From Mugs

    • Place one tablespoon of baking soda inside the mug
    • Pour two tablespoons of white vinegar inside the mug
    • Use a brush or rag to mix the solution around the entire mug
    • Leave solution in the mug to sit for 10 minutes
    • Scrub the inside of the mug again while rinsing it out with warm water

    DIY TIP: For really stubborn stains or stains in porous mugs, let the vinegar and baking soda mixture soak overnight.

    Check out this before and after photo to see the results!

    Remove ugly coffee and tea stains from you mugs with this all natural recipe!

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon Baking Soda (per cup)
    • 2 tablespoons White Vinegar

    Instructions

    1. Place 1 tablespoon of Baking Soda into cup.
    2. Add 2 tablespoons White Vinegar.
    3. Let the mix fiz and use a kitchen cloth or scrub brush to cover inside of the mug with mix.
    4. Let the cleaning solution soak in the mug for 10 minutes.
    5. Rub inside of cup with a scrubbing brush or kitchen cloth.
    6. Rinse with warm water.

    Remove Kitchen Sink Stains Naturally

    A day full of making meals and cleaning dishes can leave food residue stuck on your sink. I know my sink can get can get pretty gross even after just a day or two. I wanted to remove the sink grime without using bleach or other harsh cleaners.

    The good news is that sink stains can be removed easily with a scrubbing brush, vinegar and baking soda.

    Remove Kitchen Sink Stains Naturally

    • Sprinkle a 1/2 cup of baking soda in the sink
    • Use the scrub brush to mix the baking soda around the sink to make a paste
    • Let the baking soda paste sit for 5 minutes
    • Pour vinegar over the baking soda paste
    • Scrub the sink again and rinse it with hot water
    Get rid of stubborn sink stains with this natural recipe without the harsh smells!

    Ingredients

    • ½ cup of Baking Soda
    • ½ cup of Vinegar
    • Scrubbing Brush

    Instructions

    1. Sprinkle in your baking soda into a wet sink
    2. Scrub the baking soda around so that it makes a paste, concentrating on the stained area
    3. Let the baking soda sit for 5 minutes
    4. Pour the vinegar on the stained area
    5. Scrub once more and rinse!