Spring cleaning is just around the corner so I wanted to let you in on one of my best kept secrets. The best DIY granite and degreasing cleaning spray. I have been using it for two years now and can not live without it!
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There’s a little secret in the dental field for cleaning extra sticky grimy messes and its Orange oil. I have been using it for the past 17 years to remove everything from dental adhesives to pin marks. It. Is. Amazing.
Pinterest has 100’s of safe and natural alternative cleaning recipes. I came across a recipe for DIY granite cleaner. After using and tweaking it over the past 2 years I turned it into a granite and degreasing all-purpose cleaner. I have to say I was very reluctant to jump on the essential oil band wagon but I’m sure glad I did. Giddy up!
Here’s what you’re going to need:
Spray bottle 16oz
Castile soap (I use either lavender or citrus) – 7 drops
Rubbing alcohol OR Witch Hazel for all natural spray (I prefer the rubbing alcohol) – 1/2 cup
Lemon oil *Antibacterial & Antiviral* – 7 drops
Orange oil *Natural degreaser* – 7 drops
Tea tree oil *Antibacterial & Antiviral*- 5 drops
Peppermint oil *Antibacterial*- 5 drops
Lavender oil *Antibacterial*- 5 drops
Filtered water – to fill the spray bottle after adding all other ingredients.
Mix everything together and shake well before each use. Most granite cleaning recipes call for 10 drops of essential oils. The use of more essential oil allows my spray to cut through grease like nobody’s business. Occasionally I use a microfiber cloth to buff the granite. If you just want to make a granite cleaning spray omit the Tea tree and Orange oil.
Making your own cleaning spray in not only better for you, it will also end up saving you money. The total cost for a bottle of spray for me is $1.75. I have a lot of other uses for the essential oils around the house and for beauty products. It is somewhat of an investment purchasing all the oils you need. But once you have them there are so many cool uses you will want to try.
After spending 17 years in the dental field being exposed to hazardous materials on a daily/hourly basis, I will only use natural cleaning products if I have a choice.