5 Homemade Kitchen Cleaner Recipes For A Toxin Free Kitchen

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Kitchen Cleaner Recipes

The commercial products that you use for cleaning and disinfecting your kitchen are often sources of toxic chemicals. Exposure to these toxins for a prolonged period increases risk of a number of ailments such as asthma, hormonal disorder, reproductive problems, neurotoxicity and even cancer. Studies have shown that about 8 harmful toxins are present in commercial kitchen cleaners. Hence, the easiest way to protect your home from these hazardous chemicals is to make your own kitchen cleaner with ingredients that are not only environment friendly but can also effectively clean and disinfect your kitchen.

Here Are 5 Toxin-Free Kitchen Cleaner Recipes That You Can Make Easily At Home:

1. Citrus Vinegar Cleaner

Citrus fruits and vinegar are two powerful natural cleansing agents. By combining their cleansing powers, you get an excellent multi-purpose natural kitchen cleaner. To make this homemade cleanser, you need rinds of a citrus fruit, such as lemon, lime or orange, and white vinegar.

How To Make

Soak citrus peels in a jar of white vinegar and keep the jar aside for about two weeks. Then strain the peels out of the vinegar and dilute the citrus vinegar with equal amount of water. Your homemade citrus vinegar cleaner is ready. It can be used as an all-purpose cleaner for cleaning kitchen countertops, floors, tiles, sink, glass and windowpanes.

Citrus Vinegar Cleaner

2. Baking Soda And Vinegar Cleaner

This DIY kitchen cleaner is an excellent alternative to commercial kitchen cleaning products. To make this non-toxic cleaner you will need about two tablespoons of vinegar, 1 2/3 cups of baking soda and half a cup of water and liquid soap.

How To Make

Combine the aforementioned ingredients in a bowl. Stir then with a fork to dissolve the baking soda in the mixture. Use this homemade cleanser for removing grimes and dirt from counters, floors, sink and tiles.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Cleaner

3.  Non-Toxic Oven Cleaner

After carefully removing the charred debris from the oven, you can clean it with this non-toxic cleaner made with dish soap, vinegar, borax and hot water.

How To Make

Mix half a cup of vinegar with 1/8 cup of dish soap, one tablespoon of borax and a cup of hot water. Stir the ingredients well. Apply the paste to the surfaces of the oven and leave it overnight. In the morning, scrub with a wet cloth and rinse it.

Non-Toxic Oven Cleaner

4. Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Here is a homemade dishwasher detergent recipe that is free from toxic chemicals and costs a fraction of the commercial dishwasher soap. To make the dishwasher detergent you will need a cup of baking soda, a cup of washing soda, a cup of kosher salt and a teaspoon of dry unsweetened lemonade mix.

How To Make

In a large bowl add all the ingredients and stir them with a spoon. Your dishwasher detergent is now ready for use. If you want to convert the detergent into dishwashing tab, add a cup of water to the dry detergent. Wait for a few minutes and then spoon out the mixture in an ice cube tray.  Keep the tray aside in a dry spot for about 24 hours. After the ingredients harden, you will get your homemade dishwashing tab.

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

5. Homemade Kitchen Cleaner With Essential Oils

Plant essential oils add a refreshing aroma to the homemade non-toxic cleaners. Moreover, essential oils also help in disinfecting the kitchen. To make homemade kitchen cleaner with essential oils you will need half a cup of white vinegar, two tablespoons of dish soap, half a cup of vodka, quarter cup of baking soda and about twelve drops of essential oils of your choice. You can use a single plant essential oil or a combination of essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, orange and lemon essential oils.

How To Make

Mix the ingredients in a large bowl by stirring with a spoon. Now mix them with half a bucket of warm water. This is an excellent cleaner for removing grime, grease and dirt from the floor and counters.

Essential Oils



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