How to make a homemade kitchen cleaner?
Are you planning to make a homemade kitchen cleaner? This is ideal when you want to save money for other household needs, you are allergic or there are children living in your home.
Kitchen cleaner – do it yourself!
To choose an effective kitchen cleaner, just use natural ingredients. This way, you can say goodbye to store counterparts once and for all. Creating this kind of product is very easy and fast. Below is our recipe, the yield of which is about 400 milliliters.
Ingredients for homemade kitchen cleaner
- 200 ml distilled water (you can replace distilled water with boiled or filtered water),
- 100 ml of alcohol in the form of, for example, spirit, vodka or isopropanol,
- 100 ml of vinegar,
- 5-10 drops of essential oil of your favorite fragrance (optional addition, which affects only the smell of the resulting specific, not on its effectiveness).
To make a homemade kitchen cleaner, you need to prepare a clean container with a sprayer, which will not only facilitate the combination of individual ingredients, but also the daily application of the preparation. In addition, it is worth getting such kitchen utensils as a funnel
All the ingredients should be poured into the prepared container, closed with a cap or dosing head, and shaken vigorously. The remedy is ready!
What to keep in mind when making a homemade kitchen cleaner?
Remember not to use tap water. Tap water contains a lot of minerals that can leave residue on the surface when sprayed, which defeats the purpose of using a household cleaner.
If the smell of alcohol or vinegar bothers you, you can use for example more water, use more essential oil in the form of a few extra drops or use apple cider vinegar instead of spirit vinegar. If you want to increase the cleaning properties of your homemade remedy, you can add a drop of dishwashing liquid or liquid soap to the prepared substance
What are the properties of the kitchen cleaner prepared by us?
The ingredients we used tocreate our homemade kitchen cleaner were not chosen at random. Their use allows you to obtain a number of desirable properties that are extremely valuable when it comes to washing or cleaning heavily soiled areas of the kitchen
The use of vinegar allows for excellent dissolution of lime deposits that can be left behind by hard water. In addition, it allows you to disinfect surfaces, remove dust and greasy dirt
The addition of alcohol allows for effective disinfection, allows grease and other dirt to dissolve, and gives the desired shine to the cleaned surfaces.
Essential oils primarily add fragrance. However, some can allow for additional properties. For example, peppermint, clove, lavender or patchouli oils will allow you to effectively repel insects. Lemon oil, on the other hand, has a degreasing effect, and tea tree oil or eucalyptus oil have antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
By combining these ingredients into one substance, you get a homemade kitchen cleaner that will surprise you with its level of effectiveness. Thanks to it, you will remove dirt and additionally disinfect the surface.