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Homemade Kitchen Cleaner With A Citrus Smell


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Homemade Kitchen Cleaner is so easy to make and the citrus smell will amaze you. I love knowing I am using a non-toxic kitchen cleaner to keep my house clean and it only took me minutes to make it!

glass jar of homemade kitchen cleaner with orange slices in background

USES FOR NON-TOXIC HOMEMADE KITCHEN CLEANER

There are so many ways to use this homemade cleaner. I made this to use in the kitchen, but honestly, it can be used throughout the house! It works great as an all-purpose cleaner.

Here are some areas of the home that can be cleaned with this natural kitchen cleaner:

  • Sinks
  • Pots and Pans
  • Microwave
  • Tile and grout in the kitchen or bathrooms
  • Glass stovetops
  • Concrete surfaces
  • Bathtubs
  • Toilets
  • Glass surfaces
  • Stainless steel surfaces
  • Kitchen counters

TIP: You do not want to use this homemade kitchen cleaner on untreated wood or unsealed granite.

INGREDIENTS FOR HOMEMADE KITCHEN CLEANER

I love how long a bottle of essential oils will last me. They are concentrated and it doesn’t take much to make a big difference! Once you have a good stock of oils built up you will be set for making all kinds of homemade products!

supplies needed to make homemade kitchen cleaner, like Baking Soda, Borax, Epsom Salts, Dish Soap, Peroxide, Essential Oils, Orange all on a blue and white cloth on a wood table

HOW TO MAKE NON-TOXIC KITCHEN CLEANER

It is so easy to make this homemade kitchen cleaner. This reminds me of a soft scrub cleaner and it smells so good!

STEP ONE: ADD BAKING SODA

Start off by taking a mixing bowl and adding the baking soda.adding baking soda to a glass bowl on a blue and white cloth on a wood table with an orange next to it

STEP TWO: ADD BORAX AND SALTS

Now add the borax and the fine Epsom salts.

It is important to use fine Epsom salts. If you can’t find any in your area you can take regular Epsom salts and grind them in your food processor to make them fine.

adding borax and epsom salt for homemade kitchen cleaner to a clear bowl on a blue and white cloth on a wood table

STEP THREE: ADD SOAP

Now add the Trader Joe’s Citrus dish soap.

It isn’t imperative that you use Trader Joe’s brand if you don’t have a store in your area. You can buy Trader Joe’s soap on Amazon too!

baking soda in a glass bowl next to an orange on a blue and white cloth on a wood table

STEP FOUR: ADD OILS

Now it is time to add the essential oils to the bowl. Add 10-20 drops of the Tangerine, Orange, and Mandarin Orange oils to the bowl.

a hand adding orange essential oil to bowl of homemade kitchen cleaner

STEP FIVE: ADD PEROXIDE

Add one teaspoon of peroxide to the bowl of ingredients. The mixture will bubble a little bit and may expand, but it won’t take long for it to settle down.

adding peroxide from a measuring spoon to a bowl of homemade non-toxic kitchen cleaner

STEP SIX: STIR

Now you can gently stir the ingredients together.

stirring homemade kitchen cleaner with a whisk in a bowl next to an orange on a blue and white cloth on a wood table

STEP SEVEN: ADD ZEST

Take the large orange and zest it over the bowl.

zesting orange over bowl of homemade kitchen cleaner on a blue and white cloth on a wood table

STEP EIGHT: PUT IN JAR

Now you can transfer the non-toxic cleaner to a jar or container with an airtight lid.

transferring homemade kitchen cleaner from bowl to a jar on a blue and white cloth on a wood table

HOMEMADE KITCHEN CLEANER RECIPE

I have an easy to print off recipe card for you with the complete ingredients and instructions. Add it to your home binder for easy access!

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Homemade Kitchen Cleaner

This homemade kitchen cleaner is quick to make and smells divine. A non-toxic kitchen cleaner you can feel good about using around the house.
Course Cleaning Product
Cuisine American
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 jar

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup borax
  • 1/4 cup fine Epsom salts
  • 1/4 cup Trader Joe’s Citrus dish soap
  • 1 teaspoon peroxide
  • 10-20 drops tangerine essential oil
  • 10-20 drops orange essential oil
  • 10-20 drops mandarin orange essential oil
  • 1 large Zest from orange
  • Airtight container

Instructions

  • Add baking soda to mixing bowl
    adding baking soda to a glass bowl
  • Add borax and Epsom salts to bowl
    adding ingredients for homemade kitchen cleaner to a clear bowl
  • Add soap and to mixing bowl.
    baking soda in a glass bowl
  • Add tangerine, orange and mandarin orange essential oils to mixing bowl.
    adding essential oils to bowl of homemade kitchen cleaner
  • Add peroxide to bowl. This may make the mixture bubble a bit or expand, but it will settle down shortly.
  • Gently stir ingredients together.
    stirring ingredients for homemade non-toxic kitchen cleaner
  • Add orange zest to bowl.
    zesting orange over bowl of homemade kitchen cleaner
  • Add mixture to an airtight container.
    transferring homemade kitchen cleaner from bowl to a jar

Notes

Gentle enough to use on sinks, toilet bowls, showers and tubs, counter tops, stainless and more!
 
Do not use on untreated wood or unsealed granite.

If you love making products at home that are less toxic be sure to check out these other easy DIY projects:

Don’t forget to SHARE this homemade kitchen cleaner with your friends on social media! 

a collage of homemade kitchen cleaner, essential oils, and orange slices with title text reading Homemade Non-Toxic Kitchen Cleaner

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