Today in a house that says comfort, also says dust, dirt and grease. Even if the objects around us make our daily life more pleasant, it is necessary from time to time to degrease them. Having a natural degreaser recipe or two on hand is therefore essential for anyone wishing to remove greasy stains. Greasy foods leave stubborn stains, but with the right recipes for homemade cleansers, you can get rid of them. Here are a few gathered in the hope that they are useful to you and that you can find the one that best suits your interior.
Obviously, these natural cleansers are less expensive than commercial ones. In addition, they are healthier and more environmentally friendly. These recipes will make your home clean without having to make additional purchases or risk your family’s health with harmful chemicals. With white vinegar, baking soda and essential oils, you can make many natural degreaser recipes. Take care of the stubborn stains in your kitchen, bathroom and floors in general!
1 – An extremely simple recipe
With a tablespoon of soda crystals, 20 drops of citrus essential oil (lemon for example) and 2 cups of water, you can make the easiest natural degreaser there is. To do this, mix everything. And pour your mixture into a spray bottle. That’s it, it’s ready! All you have to do is spray on the stains or traces of grease. Wait before rubbing, ideally overnight, at least fifteen minutes. Your cleanser must be able to work.
2 – A tea tree essential oil based degreaser recipe
For this recipe, also opt for soda crystals. But replace citrus essential oils with tea tree essential oil. Because you may want a natural degreaser that is effective and has a fresh, pleasant scent. There are many scents you can add to cleansers to make them smell great, but it’s even better to find natural scents that add real cleaning power to your recipes. And this is the case with essential oils which are ideal ingredients for degreasers. Dissolve 3 tablespoons of soda crystals in three quarters of hot water. Then add to the mixture: 150 milliliters of white vinegar and 30 grams of your dishwashing liquid. Finish with 10 milliliters of tea tree essential oil – this obviously works with lemon essential oil as well.
3 – A recipe based on Marseille soap
This third recipe consists of replacing the soda crystals with flake Marseille soap. Dissolve 4 tablespoons of Marseille soap flakes in a liter of boiling water. Let cool then add 6 drops of lemon essential oil. Once your mixture is obtained, pour it into a bottle. The use of spray is not recommended because the soap could clog it. Apply your degreaser, use it with a sponge. Then rinse well.
4 – A recipe combining vinegar and citrus fruits
This fourth recipe is pretty much just as simple. Do not throw away the citrus peels that you eat. Grapefruits, oranges, lemons, mandarins or clementines: collect their skin which you will macerate with white vinegar. Count 6 grapefruits or 10 oranges or lemons or 15 mandarins or clementines. Maceration should last at least a week, ideally two. At the end of this period, filter the mixture and if necessary transfer it to a spray bottle.
5 – a baking soda paste recipe
You will understand, the answer is in the title, the recipe for this natural degreaser is simply to mix baking soda (which, like soda crystals and white vinegar are the basis of many products of natural maintenance) with water until you obtain a paste, to let act on your fatty spots. It is best to make this dough on demand or to keep it in a very airtight container.
6 – An ideal recipe for cleaning your oven
Again, use baking soda. Mix 60 grams with 6 tablespoons of vinegar, and add 60 drops of citrus essential oil to it. Use this mixture to clean your oven. Close the door of your oven and let it act overnight. The next day, rub and rinse. If necessary, use your washing-up liquid to remove excess natural degreaser.
7 – A recipe based on white vinegar
Nothing is easier to do than this natural degreaser, since it is simply a question of filling a bucket, a basin or the container of your choice of hot water and to pour in three doses of white vinegar and a tablespoon. of baking soda. Then apply on stains or grease residues. Rub, then rinse!
All the ingredients mentioned in these recipes are sold in supermarkets. Only essential oils can be found in organic or natural food stores or drugstores. You can also order them online. With few ingredients, relatively inexpensive, it is easy to make your own natural degreasing products. No more allergies, odors you don’t like and astronomical expenses!