DIY Degreaser – Day 10 – 31 Days of DIY Cleaners

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Castille soap is a great natural cleaner on its own, it is made from olive oil. Greasy messes occur in the kitchen mostly, and this is a cleaning product you can whip up as needed to tackle those greasy situations.  Baking soda helps to provide natural abrasion, and citrus essential oils help lift away grease.  Degreasers are usually quite strong and can run about $5 per bottle.  Here’s my inexpensive solution:

  • 1/4 cup castille soap
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 20 drops orange essential oil

Mix well in a bowl to create a paste, and apply to affected area with a damp sponge or cloth.  Let it sit for a few moments and then begin to gently scrub with a sponge.  Rinse well and dry the area.

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Melissa Maker is an entrepreneur, cleaning expert, founder of Toronto’s most popular boutique cleaning service, and star of the Clean My Space channel on YouTube (but she still hates to clean!). Every week, Melissa delivers new videos dishing expert advice on cleaning products, tools, DIY substitutes, and practical, timesaving solutions to everyday problems. Melissa has appeared on the Today Show, and has been featured in InStyle, Real Simple, and Better Homes and Gardens.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you!!! This could work on grease spots in clothes? What can I do to clean a grease spot on my favorite blouse? Help me please!

  2. Hello,
    Thank you for the laundry symbol printable! These 31 days are awesome. I live in Ohio. Are the laundry symbols for the United States also? Just wanted to make sure.

  3. I’m loving these 31 days of DIY cleaners! Cheap and non-toxic is a win/win. Question: I’ve only seen Castille soap in bar form. Are there powders or flakes available or do I grate the bar to create the 1/4 Cup measurement?

  4. Hi Melissa,

    I see you’re in Toronto – do you know where I can buy castille soap in the Ottawa area? It’s expensive online where I’ve been looking. I’ve just been using 50/50 vinegar and water and a pinch of soda. I love your tips and get them by email. The dryer foil balls are great!

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