Fiftieth Blog kitchen cleaning DIYs

Kitchen cleaning with essential oils is so much fun! When using natural solutions in the kitchen you lower your toxic level. Choosing to improve your health by reducing toxic load is very smart. Let's get started getting your kitchen clean.  

Starting with your Stove. Remember that nasty foam you used to spray in your oven? Here is a DIY that will make you happier and not be harsh on your nose.

Oven Cleaning Paste

1 Cup  Baking Soda                                                 1 Tbsp Dish or Castile Soap
1/2 Cup Water                                                        10 Drops Lemon

Combine ingredients in a bowl to form a paste.
Apply with a sponge and let sit up to 30 minutes. 
Wipe clean with a clean cloth and water. 

If you would rather use an oven cleaning spray, here is a good one. 

Oven Cleaning Spray
1 Cup  Warm Water                                                   5 Drops Lemon
3 Tbsp Baking Soda                                                   5 Drops Clove
1 Tbsp Castile Soap

Add all ingredients to a glass spray bottle and shake to combine.
Spray liberally in the oven and let sit for 15 minutes. 
Wipe clean with a cloth and water. 

We talked a few weeks ago about lemon and cleaning the sticky stuff on my stove door (you can watch the video here) and I suggested you also could use it to clean the Stove top. You can do that for sure. If you want something with a bit more oomph here is a stove cleaner DIY.

Stove Cleaner 

1/2 Cup Baking Soda                                                 5 Drops Lemon
2 Tbsp Natural Dish Detergent                                  White Vinegar

Combine first 3 ingredients. Add Vinegar until mixture has an olive-oil consistency.  

Rub mixture onto stove top. Let sit for 15-30 minutes. Use a damp scouring pad to scrub surface clean. Rinse with water.

Turning away from the stove, our next stop in the kitchen is the garbage can. I have a metal garbage can now as I was unable to get rid of smells in my plastic one. I wish I had essential oils back then. I still use them in the metal garbage can and there is a plastic liner and I do not worry about smells building up.

Garbage Can Odor Tablets  
1 Cup Baking Soda                                                 10 Drops Lemon
1 Cup Epsom Salt                                                   5 Drops Peppermint
1/4 Cup water
1 Ice cube tray or small silicone mold. (do not use a hard ice cube tray.)

Combine dry ingredients. Slowly add water, then essential oils, and stir.
Carefully, transfer mixture to ice cube tray (Silicone mold) without overfilling.                                  Allow to dry overnight or until hardened. 

Place one tablet in the bottom of the garbage can. Store remaining tablets in an airtight container. Replace tablets as needed. 

Garbage Can Refresher  
2 Cups Baking Soda                                 5 Drops Purify or Abode
1 Cup Salt                                                   5 Drops Lemon

Combine baking soda and salt in a small glass jar. Sprinkle 2-4 Tablespoons into the bottom of a fresh garbage bag. Add 4-5 drops essential oil to a cotton ball and add to the garbage bag. When bag is full, through away as usual. Repeat with new bag. Baking soda and salt will help absorb odors and essential oils will refresh.

One last stop in the kitchen and it works for the bathroom too. 
The drains need periodic cleaning. 

Drain Cleaner

1/4 Cup Baking Soda                                             3 Drops Wild Orange
1/4 Cup Distilled White Vinegar                          5 Drops Peppermint

Pour essential oil directly down drain, followed by baking soda and then vinegar. Allow mix to sit for 15 minutes. Pour hot water down the drain, followed by cold water to unclog drains. 

Hope you enjoy your kitchen cleaning with these ideas. Do you have another idea? Please post in the comments below so everyone can benefit. If you have any questions please post them in the comments also or contact me directly via the tab above. Remember I am here to help you on Your Road to ReNew You.

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