3 Ingredient Countertop Cleaner
What if I told you that you could make an insanely good smelling counter top cleaner that is afforadable, stupidly easy to make, and effective? Sure, you can absolutely buy a similar product, like Ms. Meyers, but it’s just so easy to make at home, there’s no reason not to! Plus, there is the added benefit of knowing exactly what’s in your cleaner, especially when it’s going on surfaces you use for meal prep. Ready?
First thing you will need is a reusable 16 oz bottle. I personally like this glass spray bottle I found on Amazon. Secondly, you will need any pure Castile soap. I like the Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap. And lastly, you will need your favorite essential oils. This is a great time to use up any essential oils that are running the clock on their expiration.
Some of my favorite oils to use in the kitchen are lemon or orange. Citrus just always feels right, you know what I’m saying? It’s cheery, clearing, and smells like clean. That said, I’ve also used cedar wood, lavender, and mint. They’re all good.
To make your counter top spray, simply combine 1 tsp pure Castile soap with 30 drops of essential oil in your bottle, then fill it to the top with distilled water. That’s it! No, seriously. That’s it. If you’re feeling bit more ambitious about things you can replace the distilled water with a plant hydrosol. For example, lemon thyme hydrosol would go along great with lemon essential oil, pine hyrdrosol with lavender essential oil, or rose hydrosol with orange essential oil. Get creative!
I like to store my soap and and essential oil of the moment right underneath the kitchen sink for quick refills.
Okay, so tell me how these turn out! I’d love to hear what blends you all come up with. I’m always looking for new favorites. : )