DIY Cleaning Series : Kitchen

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I started mixing up our own cleaning supplies about a year ago and have adjusted, mixed and mashed up a loose “recipe” for each to share with you here. This is post one of a 3 post series so be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out!

The items that make up all these essentials are all inexpensive and can be used in a variety of different ways – they are harmless to you and the environment. Its a win all the way around. There is not much time or effort put into any of these and are fairly simple – so don’t be intimidated and lets jump right in!

I am going to list some of the supplies you will need for the cleaning products in this post, like I said the products are all things that you will be using over and over in different ways throughout the house so you will see the supplies as the same things throughout the series – it is budget friendly!


Sink Scrub

  1. Sprinkle one tablespoon of baking soda all over in the bottom of your sink.
  2. Squirt a half a teaspoon of Castile soap on top of the baking soda.
  3. If you would like to add a little extra oomph to the mix add a drop or two of your preferred essential oil- I like to use either tea tree or a citrus.
  4. Now take a clean cloth and scrub in circular motions around the sink.
  5. Let set for a minute or two then rinse clean with hot water.
  6. Add a few drops of tea tree or citrus EO to your disposal and rinse with hot water.

Disinfectant Spray

  1. 3 cups water
  2. A couple tablespoons of castille soap
  3. 10-20 drops of EO
  4. Add to spray bottle and use when needed. (*There are no preservatives in this and I am not sure what the shelf life is but I use mine every day and usually make more every month)

Counter Spray

  1. Add 1 cup of vinegar to a mason jar.
  2. Add the peel from one orange or preferred citrus.
  3. Let sit for a week.
  4. At this point you can add more EO or leave it as is.
  5. Add to glass spray bottle and add 1 cup water. Shake to mix.


All I do for the floors is pour some HOT water and vinegar in a bucket (I don’t measure or anything but just make sure to add a little more water than vinegar) and add a few drops of citrus EO.

Three simple and easy cleaning supplies that are good for our families and our environment! Next up in the series well talk bathroom cleaning so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out!




4 thoughts on “DIY Cleaning Series : Kitchen

  1. Love this! I’ve been using vinegar for a lot of things lately. I discovered that vinegar and water is perfect for removing the nasty brown on a patio! It made it look good as new!

    1. I use vinegar for most everything! And that’s amazing about the patio I’m totally trying that I’ve got a massive dog who is making it nasty out there! Thank you!

    1. DIY anything is so rewarding and most of the time saves you some cash. Thanks Jenna!

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