Herbal Kitchen Cleaners

Freshen your kitchen with these easy homemade herbal cleaners.

| April 2019

cleaning-supplies
Photo by Getty Images/svehlik

Lemon Rub for Copper + Brass

Dip half a fresh lemon in salt and rub it over a tarnished metal. Wash with soapy water, rinse and buffer dry.

Oven Cleaner

Scrub a cold over with equal parts vinegar and water. If something spills in your oven, pour salt on the spill while the oven is still warm, and sweep out the salt with a brush when everything’s cool.

Killing the Fridge Demon

Clean your refrigerator’s walls, shelves and drawers with a solution of 1/2 cup water, 3 tablespoons baking soda, and 6 drops essential oil of your choice.



To absorb weird smells, leave a small, open box of baking soda in a corner of the fridge. Alternatively, you can use a small bowl of coffee grounds (unused coffee grounds, thanks). These two tricks work well for musty freezers, also.

Gross Food Tips

If your cooking pot is crusty with burnt stuff, scrub it with baking soda while it’s still hot.

Method 2: Use the pot to boil some water with a couple spoonfuls of baking soda thrown in. Let it sit until the food can be scraped off.

For really greasy dishes, add 1/2 cup lemon juice or vinegar to your dishwasher.

Appliance Cleaner

Mix together 2 parts each vinegar and lemon juice and 1 part water. Don’t leave your appliances plugged in when you clean them!

Cleaning a Coffeemaker

Fill the coffee maker’s water reservoir 1/4 full with white vinegar, and add water until totally full. Turn the little guy on and let the cleaner drip into the pot. Turn the maker off and let it cool. Pour the vinegar-water solution back into the reservoir and let it cycle through again. Repeat once more. Pour out the vinegar solution and replace with clean water. Let that cycle through twice, and then wash both the coffee pot and the grounds basket in warm, soapy water.

More from Make Your Place:

makeyourplace-cover
Cover courtesy of Microcosm Publishing 


Excerpted with permission from Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs, published by Microcosm Publishing, 2nd ed. 2018.






mother-audience

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

February 15-16, 2020
Belton, Texas

Join us in the Lone Star state to explore ways to save money and live efficiently. This two-day event includes hands-on workshops and a marketplace featuring the latest homesteading products.

LEARN MORE







Subscribe today and save 58%

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living !

Mother Earth LivingWelcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds

click me