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Recipes for a Cleaner Kitchen on a Budget

By Patrick Carpen

Do the prices of Lysol and other kitchen cleaners make you gasp in disbelief? With so much media hype surrounding name brand cleaning products, it's no wonder that many people find themselves suckered into believing that these name brand cleaners are the only way to ensure that the kitchen is really clean.

In all actuality, the more harsh cleaners often contain chemicals and heavy fragrances that can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms, such as: itchiness in the throat, watery eyes, and even the provocation of an asthma attack. Some of the more everyday cleaners—such as all-purpose sprays—are based off of age-old recipes that people have been using for years! Baking soda and vinegar are the main keys to having a shiny, odor-free kitchen and they cost next to nothing to purchase! Not only that, they will last a lot longer if you buy in bulk, so you save even MORE money!

Below are a few "recipes" for various homemade cleaning products that you can easily concoct on your own, and the best part is that none of them contain a drop of bleach!

All-Purpose Spray

2 tbsp baking soda
white vinegar
1 trigger spray bottle
essential oil of your choice (optional—it's just for scent)

Mix all of the ingredients together in the bottle. Fifteen drops of essential oil should suffice for a pleasant scent.


white vinegar
2 tbsp baking soda
20 drops tea tree oil
1 trigger spray bottle

Add baking soda and tea tree oil to the spray bottle. Fill about halfway with vinegar, then top up the rest of the bottle with water.

Oven Cleaner

baking soda
scour pad

Mix the baking soda and water to make a thick paste. Smear it all over the oven and leave it on overnight. In the morning, scrub well with water and the scour pad.

Fridge Cleaner

2 teaspoons baking soda
1 liter warm water

The trays and drawers can be washed in warm soapy water, then just spray the interior down with the baking soda/water mix and scrub away!

Floor Cleaner

1/2 cup white vinegar
1 gallon water
essential oil for scent

Mix the ingredients together in your mop bucket. About 15 drops of essential oil should be enough. Mop away as usual!

Glass Cleaner

1 cup rubbing alcohol
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 cup water
1 trigger spray bottle

Mix together in a spray bottle and have at those windows, mirrors, and chrome surfaces!
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