Who likes a stinky microwave? No one. Not to mention those foul odors that can accumulate in your refrigerator. Despite whatever culinary concoctions we’re whipping up in our kitchens, we like to keep them looking and smelling as clean as possible. And so, in search for some all-natural cleaning solutions, we found one essential oil microwave cleaner that can be used to get your fridge smelling fresh, too!
This super easy-to-make cleaner is brought to you by the essential oil experts over at doTERRA essential oils. In their free e-book full of essential oil recipes, they shared this one for a cleaning solution that’s safe to use in your fridge or microwave to banish lingering smells. They will also disinfect surfaces in your microwave and fridge, and help get rid of dirt and grime!
Essential Oil Cleaner for Microwaves and Refrigerators
This essential oil cleaner for microwaves and refrigerators is free of harsh chemicals, but it still gets the job done. The best part? It’s made with just three ingredients that you probably already have in your home — water, white vinegar, and lemon essential oil.
White vinegar is a great household cleaning agent because of its acid content. The acid in vinegar helps to lift stubborn dirt off of surfaces while also disinfecting. Acids in the lemon oil also act as a natural sanitizer and disinfectant, while masking the unpleasant smell of the vinegar. Your kitchen will go from smelling like old leftovers to fresh lemons in no time!
To make your essential oil cleaner for microwave and refrigerator surfaces, combine two cups of hot water, one cup of white vinegar, and 15 drops of lemon essential oil in a large spray bottle, cover, and shake vigorously.
To clean with your homemade cleaner, simply spray your solution onto surfaces in your fridge and/or microwave, let sit for about a minute, and wipe clean with a damp cloth. That’s it!