Frugal Foodie Mama: A Recipe for Homemade Lemon Kitchen Cleaner

Monday, October 7, 2013

A Recipe for Homemade Lemon Kitchen Cleaner

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This kitchen cleaner is super easy to make- maybe 5 minutes start to finish- and costs a fraction of what those pricey store bought antibacterial cleaners cost.  I actually picked up my spray bottle at a local dollar store, and then prettied it up with some cheery yellow washi tape. ;)

Homemade Kitchen Lemon Cleaner

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients (14oz bottle)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 squirt of your favorite dishwashing liquid
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • water
  • 2-3 drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 16 oz plastic or glass spray bottle (bottle can be larger than 16 oz)
Add the baking soda, dishwashing liquid, & vinegar to the spray bottle. Without capping the bottle, give it a few swirls to mix.
**I would suggest mixing this in your sink. There is the possibility of a foamy "volcano" forming because of the reaction of the baking soda with the vinegar and soap. Never shake the bottle to mix to keep the chances of this happening down. ;)

Fill the bottle with lukewarm water to the 14 oz line on your bottle. Add the 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil, and swirl it around a few more times to mix well.

Place the spray cap on your bottle and clean away!
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I love this Homemade Lemon Kitchen Spray!  In fact, I am on my second bottle of this stuff. It cleans EVERYTHING.  Dried on food, grease, sticky messes- it has easily cleaned them all for me.  And the lemon essential oil makes my kitchen smell so fresh and bright!