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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


  • 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


  • 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


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.