6 recipes to make your personal tremendous highly effective kitchen degreaser


For cleaning the kitchen, you can generally use simple soapy water with its trusty dishwashing liquid. However, some cleanings require a little elbow grease and especially good degreasing products! Work surface, refrigerator, glass or interior of the oven, racks, baking trays… Grease residues in fact leave stubborn stains which must be dissolved in order to properly remove them. In this regard, one can of course go into the trade and buy chemical-based products. However, a good homemade recipe will give you the same result, all at a lower cost and respecting your health and the planet! Find out which household products to use in your recipes to create the perfect kitchen degreaser.

Improved vinegar, a great degreaser for the kitchen

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Of all the ecological household products, white vinegar is one of the most recognized. Unparalleled multi-use, it is both deodorant, limescale and degreaser. However, using it alone is not always enough. It is often necessary to “improve” it a little to boost its cleaning efficiency. Heating it is a first trick that is often quite sufficient against stains left by grease. Otherwise, you can macerate citrus peels (lemon, orange, grapefruit, etc.) in it for two weeks. This will combine the effects of this powerful cleaning product with the degreasing properties of citrus fruits. After filtration, all you have to do is transfer to a vaporizer and vaporize where necessary.

The highly degreasing multi-purpose cleaner

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The basic recipe consists of diluting 60 g of Marseille soap in a liter of water and adding 6 drops of lemon essential oil. However, you can do even better! For this homemade recipe, melt 1 tablespoon of Marseille soap flakes and 3 tablespoons of black soap in 500 ml of hot water. These two soaps will bring a cleaning power, stain remover, and degreaser. For even more efficiency, consider adding the juice of half an organic lemon which will bring an invigorating scent in addition toimprove degreasing efficiency of the recipe. However, it should be avoided for use on granite, marble or even wood. You can use this product in the kitchen, but also for all surfaces of the house requiring degreasing: floor, sink, table, bathtub, etc.

Soda crystals used

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Want to make a product ready-to-use degreaser in three minutes flat ? So, get together some soda crystals, citrus essential oils, and a sprayer! Preferably, take a glass bottle that will better support the natural ingredients that you will slip into it. In practice, it will suffice here to dilute 30 g of sodium hydroxide crystals with 500 ml of hot water. Then, to complete the action of your natural degreaser, add 20 drops of lemon or orange essential oil (for the degreasing side) or tea tree essential oil (or tea tree, an antifungal disinfectant ). Spray this maintenance product and let it act for at least 15 minutes. Leave on overnight for more efficiency on difficult fatty traces.

The vinegar and alcohol degreaser spray for the kitchen

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For this recipe, we don’t bother! Just pour 300ml of water, 180ml of white vinegar, 5ml of alcohol foam and 15 drops of essential oil of your choice directly into a clean spray bottle. Then close your bottle and shake it carefully. It’s ready ! Without rinsing, this product can be sprayed on the surface to be cleaned, then rubbed with a microfiber cloth or a sponge. Remember to shake the bottle before each use. Your degreasing spray will keep for about 6 months.

Baking soda scouring cream: an essential degreaser for the kitchen

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No more rushing to the supermarket to buy scouring cream. To save your plates, grills or ovens, just use baking soda! To do this, mix this natural powder with water to make a thick paste. Then apply this mixture to the surfaces to be cleaned and rub. Warning: this product does not have a good shelf life. If you are not going to keep it in an airtight container, it is better to make it on demand.

The special vinegar-bicarbonate oven degreaser

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To pamper your oven, mix 60 grams of baking soda with 60 drops of citrus essential oil. Sprinkle everything on the areas to be cleaned. Then cover with vinegar in sprays (about 6 tablespoons). Leave on overnight. During the chemical reaction, the products will foam and degrease the oven by mechanical action. This will help detach it. The next day, all you have to do is rub. If necessary, use water and washing-up liquid to remove excess natural degreaser.

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