This Homemade Grease Cleaner Spray cuts through the toughest grease and will help clean up even the greasiest, stickiest messes in your kitchen!
A few years ago, I shared a different version of de-greaser, but it required quite a few ingredients. Now that I've been making my own homemade cleaners for a few years, I've discovered a new way to clean grease with only a few household ingredients. This cleaner not only cleans grease, I use it for cleaning counter tops, our kitchen table, the inside of our refrigerator and our stovetop too! It cleans so well and leaves a nice, fresh citrus scent behind! I use this in conjunction with my Homemade Window and Glass Cleaner and my Homemade All-Purpose Cleaning Spray to get my whole house clean without toxic chemicals!
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DIY Kitchen Degreaser Recipe
- 1 and ¾ Cups of Distilled Water
- 2 Tablespoons of Castile Soap ( Purchase HERE )
- 20 Drops of Orange Essential Oil ( Purchase HERE )
- Spray Bottle ( Purchase HERE )
Start by filling your spray bottle with 1 and ¾ cups of distilled water. Distilled water will help lengthen the shelf time for homemade cleaners. Next, add 2 Tablespoons of Castile soap. The Castile soap (which is a vegetable based, concentrated soap) will help clean and disinfect.
Last, add 20 drops of Orange Essential Oil. Orange essential oil is a strong degreaser that also removes sticky residue...it's my favorite out of all of the essential oils. Bonus...it smells great too!
How to Use Homemade Degreaser
Shake well before each use. Because we aren't using any chemical binders in this recipe, there may be some separation of ingredients between uses.
To use, simply give your grease cleaner spray a shake, spray your surface liberally and wipe any messes or grease spots away with a clean sponge or cloth! You won't believe how well this stuff works!
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Dorothy 'Wright says
Every cleaning TIP means I have to wait and buy a new product I am trying to save money not spend.
Hi, Dorothy! You are absolutely under no obligation to buy anything. If you do want to make your own products, there are some products that you have to purchase to get started, but you don't ever have to purchase them from me. I wish everything were free and I could just give my readers what they need to get started, but unfortunately, I can't. Hugs to you! ~Jess
you can get all these ingredients at Walmart; h2o in the baby department, castile soap in the laundry aisle and the e-oil in the candle area. This is a guesstimate, but it shouldn't cost anymore than $20 dollars and make several jars of it. I've just made my third bottle of laundry softener and the only thing I need to buy is conditioner to make another another two batches
Anne Kepple says
HI Jess, Can this cleaner be used safely on granite counter tops? Or do you have another solution I can make and use?
Hi, Anne! Citrus or anything acidic really isn't great for granite. Try this recipe instead...https://www.mom4real.com/homemade-granite-cleaner/
Have a great day!
I want to buy items from your recipes ONLY, can not find a blank order sheet. Do not want what is suggested for my first order. Want to get in on the free offer also????
Hi, Jean! You can remove those suggested items from your cart by clicking on the X in the right upper corner of each item. Then just search the items on my list and add them to your cart. If you can't figure it out, just email me at [email protected] and I'll get the Grove people to help. Just let me know! You are going to love it! xoxo, Jess
elisa Martinez says
Does the spray bottle have to be glass since we are using Orange essential oil? are PET bottles ok for this?
I have used plastic bottles for years and have had no issue. Since the orange essential oil isn't super concentrated, it shouldn't hurt at all.
Where do you get the larger container spray bottle like you pictured... you only showed the much smaller one ... Why???
Hi, Marcia! You can find several different bottles in my shop --->
When using essential oils , you should always use a glass bottle. The reason you do not put it in plastic is because it pulls the toxins from the plastic into what you are using. Just trying to be helpful and share what I know!
Tks, I have always wondered why glass was better!
Can I just use Doc Bronner's with the citrus oils already in it?
Should the oil still be added?
The essential oils gives it added degreasing and cleaning abilities. I never make mine without it.
Where can we get the cute little tree on the bottle?
Fyi I found the Pure Castile soap just by chance at Target. A 2 fl oz bottle. So didnt have to invest a lot to try. It is the citrus scent also. I will add some orange oil in still. So if you have a Target close check it out or online, and you can usually find a orange essentials oil most places anymore. I use Young Livings which are very concentrated. They dont recommend plastic but I am using that because its diluted. I bought my bottle at Walmart for .97.
I am wondering if anyone has used this on kitchen cabinets? That is my reason for trying it.
Yes I did it to my cupboards. Spray it on , wait a minute to soak up the stuff we hope is coming off and then just take a clean dry cloth and wipe off.
Hi can this recipe be used for quartz as I have new counter tops,but I need something effective as I cook a lot and with variety of spices
Is there anyway to print this other than doing a screen capture?
Been using your DIY Tips and recipes and thank you for all these great ideas.
Jessica. I have been making this since you told us the first time. I love it. And the Castile I think will make it stronger. I clean counters, sink, stove, fridge and table with it. Spray it on my mixer to get batter off it. The orange smells so nice and you forget you are actually cleaning. I love it.
Can I use this on my stove top? And also what is the shelf life on homemade cleaner?
Hi, Tonya! I use it on my stove top all of the time, so Yes! Also, I wouldn't keep it more than 3 months, but to be honest, I use it so much that I make it at least once a month. Hope this helps!
You are awesome and I’ve found you’ve made everything so
Simple and direct!!
Mary Lee Riddle says
Just tried this and so happy with the results!!! I was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and am looking for “greener” ways. Passing this along to friends and loved ones.
Hi, Mary! I'm so sorry about your lung cancer diagnosis. My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in May, and has been undergoing chemotherapy. I'm sending you love and prayers for quick healing. Her diagnosis has reinvigorated my passion for helping others use cleaners with less chemicals. xoxo, Jess
Can I use dawn soap instead of Castile. Thanks
Amazing! Can hardly wait to try this too. I don’t know how you do it, but I love what you post, and the best part, they work! With all these “jacked up” prices, we need ways to save $$. Thanks!