This video shows you how to make a quick and easy homemade degreaser from ingredients you probably already have in your home. If you don’t have the essential oil you can buy it here, or simply make the spray without the scent.
- 2 Tbsp Baking Soda
- 2 Tbsp Dawn Dishwashing Liquid (or Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds)
- 1 Cup Distilled Water
- 25 drops Lemon Essential Oil (Buy it here)
Mix the ingredients for your homemade degreaser in a small bowl as shown in the video. Place all the ingredients into a spray bottle and shake well to mix them up. Just spray on greasy messes, let it soak for a few seconds, and then easily wipe it up with a microfiber cloth. (I recommend purchasing microfiber cloths to get away from using paper towels. Microfiber cloths will save you tons of money and help the environment. You can reuse them hundreds of times by washing them in the washing machine instead of throwing them away.
The essential oil in this recipe is more for the fragrance than for cleaning grease. It will give your kitchen a clean, fresh natural citrus scent. This scent is very uplifting, and it smells completely different (and in my opinion much better) than artificial lemon scents found in the chemical cleaners you are currently using. It is antimicrobial, so it will help to disinfect as you clean the kitchen too.
The ingredients in this homemade degreaser are totally biodegradable and safe for the environment, as well as septic systems. The ingredients in this recipe are also safe to use around children and pets. This can be a concern with chemical degreasers you may currently have in your home. The chemicals in those degreasers may be harmful if a small child or your pet were to ingest them.
You should try making this DIY homemade degreaser if you want an easy-to-make degreaser spray that will clean those greasy kitchen messes while being a green alternative to harsh chemical sprays.
If you want to view the video showing you how to make the homemade scouring paste mentioned in the video, you can watch the scouring paste video here.