5 All Natural Kitchen Cleaners That Actually Work

5 All Natural Kitchen Cleaners That Actually Work

The kitchen is where I spend most of my time cleaning. For such a small space, it tends to get dirty fast. And since there's a baby in the house again, I'm especially mindful of all the chemicals in store-bought cleaners. Some of that stuff is enough to keep you awake a night, or at the very least, inspire you to make some changes in your cleaning habits.

Recently I've started mixing up my own cleaners and now I'm a bit obsessed. Not only are these cleaners chemical free, but they do just as good as job as the store-bought cleaners, and they're much cheaper to make. If you're looking to save a buck, or cut down on chemicals in your kitchen, try these 5 All Natural Kitchen Cleaners:

Homemade Disinfectant Wipes

Using a large mason jar, combine ¾ cup filtered water, ¾ cup white distilled vinegar 10 drops of lemon essential oil, 8 drops lavender essential oil and 4 drops bergamot essential oil. Next cut 20-30 10-inch x 10 squares out of an old cotton t-shirt. Submerge cloth into the mason jar mixture and gently shake to ensure cloth is fully soaked in liquid. Now step back and enjoy your homemade disinfectant wipes.

Homemade Dish Detergent

In a small jar, combine ½ cup of borax, ½ cup of washing soda, ¼ cup citric acid, ¼ cup of salt. Optional: add a few drops of essential oil for a fresh scent. Stir ingredient well and enjoy your homemade dish detergent.

Homemade All Purpose Cleaner

Pour ¼ to ½ cup of white vinegar into a spray bottle. And add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Optional, add a few drops of essential oil to give it a fresh smell. Fill the remainder of the bottle with water. Shake well and enjoy your homemade all-purpose cleaner!

Homemade Produce Wash

In a medium sized spray bottle, combine 2 cups of cold water, 1/4 cup of white vinegar, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Shake well and enjoy your new new homemade produce wash!

Homemade Hand Soap

In a small soap dispenser, combine 1 tbsp of liquid castile soap and fill the remainder of the dispenser with filtered water. Shake gently and enjoy your new homemade hand soap.


Looking for more chemical-free solutions, be sure to check out this post I wrote on chemical free mosquito repellents.

Until next time,



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