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9 Green Kitchen Cleaner Recipes

Updated on September 9, 2014

Green Kitchen Cleaner Recipes

Who doesn't love a clean kitchen? But, commercial cleaners carry hazardous chemicals and a variety of warning labels on the products. You don't have to breath fumes, or cover yourself in carcinogenic substances. Green kitchen cleaning recipes can clean your kitchen effectively without the harmful side effects. You won't have to worry about the fumes contributing to poor indoor air quaility. Finally, the ingredients are so safe, you can get your kids involved in cleaning the kitchen too.

Green Oven Cleaner Recipes
Green Oven Cleaner Recipes

Green Oven Cleaner Recipes

Green Cleaning Your Oven

One of the most caustic commercial cleaners used in the kitchen is oven cleaner. You can make a simple green cleaner that will get your oven clean from natural ingredients. This green oven cleaner contains only salt, borax, baking soda, water, vinegar, lemon essential oil, and liquid Castile soap.

Green Oven Cleaner Recipe

Green Kitchen Hardwood Floor Cleaner Recipes
Green Kitchen Hardwood Floor Cleaner Recipes

Green Clean the Hardwood Floors in Your Kitchen

Recipe for Green Hardwood Floor Cleaner

Kitchen floors can get dirty. Keep the beauty of your kitchen hardwood floor without damaging it. This green cleaner for hardwood floors contains linseed oil, peppermint oil and vinegar.

Green Hardwood Floor Cleaner

Dishwashing Detergent - More Green Cleaners from Amazon.com

Several years ago, I went completely green on everything in my house including my dishwasher detergent. Many green cleaners can be made at home using a few basic ingredients, but I have found that some green cleaners are better purchased, such as dishwasher detergents and carpet cleaning solutions.

I've tried several brands of detergents for the dishwasher, including Planet, eCover and Seventh Generation. eCover was by far the best. I won't buy the others now. It is phosphate free, so it isn't contributing to the phosphorus pollution in the water.

Green Mold Cleaner Recipe

Fight Mold With Green Cleaner

Hopefully, mold and mildew will never be a problem in your kitchen, but unfortunately mold thrives in warm wet places like the kitchen and bathroom. The tray under refrigerators is notorious for developing mold and mildew. Luckily there are some green cleaning ingredients that will kill mold. Vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil, pine oil and borax all have properties that fight mold. Read more about making the recipes:

Green Mold Cleaning Recipes

Green Copper Cleaning Recipes

Clean Your Kitchen Copper with These Green Recipes

Do you have copper bottom pots and pans? A special copper tea pot? Antique kitchen items made from copper? Vinegar and lemon juice both work well to remove tarnish from copper without damaging it or harming you. Find out how to make green copper cleaning recipes from vinegar and lemon juice:

Green Copper Cleaning Recipes

Green Silver Cleaning Recipes
Green Silver Cleaning Recipes

Clean Silver in Your Kitchen?

Clean Your Silver with Green Cleaner Recipes

You don't want to do anything to harm the finish of your antique silver. Using green cleaning products is gentle on the silver and gentle on you. These green silver cleaning recipes explain how to clean your silver with baking soda, cream of tartar or toothpaste.

Green Silver Cleaning Recipes

General Disinfectant Green Cleaner

Green Clean and Disinfect in Your Kitchen

Here are two recipes for disinfecting any surface. The cleaners work with the disinfectant properties of thyme and borax. These cleaners can be used anywhere in the house, but can be very useful for sanitizing kitchen surfaces and appliances.

Green Disinfectant Recipe

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    • Elyn MacInnis profile image

      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I think it is really important that we all focus on using green cleaners in our houses instead of the toxic chemical stuff. Thanks for collecting these great ideas.

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      Laurel Johnson 5 years ago from Washington KS

      Some of your ideas were different than the ones I usually see.

      Thanks for the tips!!

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      Kristin 5 years ago from Long Beach, CA

      Thanks for the ideas. Definitely going to use some of the mold ideas for my bathroom. Blessed by an angel. =)

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      Kristin 5 years ago from Long Beach, CA

      Thanks for the ideas. Definitely going to use some of the mold ideas for my bathroom. Blessed by an angel. =)

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      Kristin 5 years ago from Long Beach, CA

      Thanks for the ideas. Definitely going to use some of the mold ideas for my bathroom. Blessed by an angel. =)

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      Kristin 5 years ago from Long Beach, CA

      Thanks for the ideas. Definitely going to use some of the mold ideas for my bathroom. Blessed by an angel. =)

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Another wonderful list of green cleaning recipes! I didn't know there were so many that would kill mold. Thanks for the list. :)

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Great ideas for cleaning green!