Chemicals + the kitchen = gross. No one wants that around their food and drink. (Not to mention their family and friends.)
Luckily, we have some simple, toxic-free solutions to get your kitchen sparkling clean, minus the yuck factor.
1. Cleaning the Disposal
Wipe out buildup and leave your disposal with a citrus scent using these homemade pods. Key Ingredients: Baking soda, lemons, vinegar, salt, and lemon essential oil.
2. Cleaning Counters
The natural ingredients in this all-purpose spray not only cleans, but disinfects, too. Key ingredients: Vinegar, limes, lemongrass, and water.
3. Cleaning the Dishwasher
To prevent a buildup of gunk and germs, scrub your dishwasher once a month. Key ingredients: White vinegar, baking soda, and dish soap.
4. Cleaning the Toaster
Clean and de-crumb your toaster regularly — all it takes is a minute or two. (Just be sure to unplug it before you begin!) Key ingredients: Damp cloth or a toothbrush.
5. Cleaning Sponges
For a spick-and-span kitchen, start with the sponge. Go for the vinegar method in Option 1 or try the microwave idea in Option 2 (click through for the full tutorial). Key ingredients: Distilled white vinegar and water.
6. Cleaning the Refrigerator
Keeping your fridge clean helps it run more efficiently, which in turn helps food last longer. Key ingredients: White vinegar and dish soap.
7. Cleaning Cutting Boards
A little TLC goes a long way when it comes to your cutting boards. Key ingredients: Soap flakes, salt, lemon, baking soda, lemon essential oil, white vinegar, and mineral oil.
Bonus: Keep Bugs Out
Fruit flies and pantry months in the kitchen? Totally unappetizing. We offer a slew of solutions to try to keep pesky bugs away from your food. Key ingredients: Apple cider vinegar, essential oils, white vinegar, and more.