fbpx Skip to Content

DIY Kitchen Gunk & Grout Cleaner

Sharing is caring!

DIY Kitchen Cleaner

I don’t mind cleaning. It’s something I have to do a lot since I have 3 little kids. I actually enjoy cleaning stuff when I can see the results.

I have heard that Lemon Oil is a great cleaner when mixed with baking soda. I actually tried it a few days ago in my bathroom. I have a sink with a slow drip and it leaves a rust stain on the sink. I put some baking soda and lemon oil on the sink and almost all of the stain came off. Plus my bathroom smelled awesome!

I live in an old house and it is really dusty and polluted in my city. We had new cabinets made for the kitchen and I had to use white to brighten up the room. So my cabinets, walls and floors get gunky. That doesn’t mean I don’t clean them. I scrub the all the time. I have used cleaner, Dawn, anything that would seem like a cleaner – and nothing worked. So you see – all this dirt and grime is actually “clean” dirt and grime 🙂

So I am a little embarrassed to show you these pictures. I promise I have tried so many times to get these surfaces clean! So I went back to the baking soda and lemon oil trick and decided to add a little water. I found an old tooth brush and I was shocked! With hardly any effort the gunk was melting off the cabinets!

So here are my before and after pictures. Don’t be too harsh 🙂 I promise I clean these all the time!

Door collage

This is the top of a cabinet door. I have a lot of grooves in it so the dust gets trapped.

drawer collage

This is a kitchen drawer. It had some juice on it too but cleaned up so easily! (Looks like I may need to touch up the paint too. That was like that before I cleaned. )

Wood Collage

There is a piece of wood between my dishwasher and stove. I looks almost new!

Grout-collage1.jpg

I was sitting on the floor and though – I wonder if this would clean grout too and it does! It cleans grout too!! I have beige grout so it’s not super bright – but it’s clean!

Window Collage

This was the part of my kitchen I hated the most. It’s a window that is right next to the stove – so I am sure it gets a lot of splatter and dust. Again I have cleaned it so many times and it never got clean. But this mixture cleaned it! It cut right through the grease.

I can’t even tell you how happy I am! My kitchen feels so clean. I got the Lemon Oil from Puritan’s Pride. It’s jut $9.99 for 2 bottles and they will last you forever.

DIY Kitchen Gunk & Grout Cleaner

  • Small Bowl
  • Baking soda
  • Lemon Oil
  • Water
  • Tooth brush
  • wet rag
  1. In the bowl add some baking soda and water. You want it to be a little runny. Add a few drops of lemon oil.
  2. Dip the tooth brush in the mixture and clean the area that is gunky. Wipe with a wet cloth. If it is a larger area you can use a wash cloth to just clean the wipe the area.

Lemons oil has been used for  cleansing and purifying, circulation, respiratory health, immune health, digestion, skin health – especially around the face.

So what do you think – are you going to try this? It feels so great to get that gunk cleaned up!

Disclosure – I am not an expert in cleaning or oils. I am just sharing my experiences to help make other’s lives easier! 

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Christine

Saturday 18th of January 2014

I've been using baking soda & vinegar to clean the shower, sinks, toilet (and whatever places have hard water deposits)but today I added a few drops of lemon oil b/c I hate the vinegar smell, and it really helped! But now I need to try just baking soda and lemon oil - that has to smell amazing!!

Janell

Saturday 18th of January 2014

Yes I hate the smell of vinegar. The lemon oil smells so good! I was so excited when this combination worked!

Dawn

Friday 17th of January 2014

This is great! Definitely need to try it. Thanks! Pinned it for later.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.