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Kitchen cleaners are something that you need to regularly maintain a hygienic kitchen. But the price of these cleaners in the market is quite high. And thus, you don’t have the liberty to use them in large amounts and the kitchen cleaning becomes expensive. Also, there are a variety of cleaners, which have unique uses. You cannot use your dishwasher to clean your oven. Therefore, maintaining a proper routine to retain the sustainability of your kitchen appliances, utensils, and crockeries is essential. Hence, if we know how to make these cleaners at home, it will not only serve the cleaning purpose but also will help us cut extra costs. Just like you can make hand sanitizers and disinfectant at home, kitchen cleaners are also much easier to prepare. Below are some of the easiest DIY tricks to prepare homemade kitchen cleaners.

Making Dishwashing Liquid and Detergent

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You do not need a lot of ingredients to make any of the kitchen cleaners

It is quite easy to prepare dishwashing liquids if you spend a little on buying some of the ingredients. These will become the most efficient homemade kitchen cleaners if you follow some procedures. The ingredients and the procedures that you need to prepare them are:


  • Salt
  • Tepid water
  • White Vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Oil Essence (optional and for fragrance)
  • Borax
  • Baking Soda

Procedure for making dishwashing detergent

  • To make dishwashing detergent, add 1 cup of salt, 2 cups of Borax, 2 cups of baking soda and some essential oil for fragrance (citrus or tea-tree). Stir the mixture and keep them in an airtight container for better results and preservation. Your dishwashing detergent is ready.

Procedure for making dishwashing liquid

  • Take half a cup of white vinegar poured into 2 tsp of baking soda. The mixture should form a foam.
  • For preparing dishwashing liquid, in one bowl add 2 tsp of salt in half a cup of tepid water. Next, in another bowl, take half a cup of white vinegar, the foaming mixture, and 1 tsp of lemon juice. Mix them well. Now add the latter mixture to the saltwater mixture and stir them very well.

Making Sink Drain Cleaner

a kitchen sink
A kitchen sink must be free from clogs and dirts

Sink drains clog up most of the time and leave a nasty smell. In order to get rid of that problem, we have a very good homemade kitchen cleaner solution for you. It is very easy to do so and isn’t much of a hassle.


  • Boiling water
  • Baking Soda
  • White Vinegar


  • Pour 1/3rd cup of baking soda into the drain and wait for 1 minute to spread and settle. Next, take 1/3rd cup of vinegar and pour it in the same way. Let it sit for 1 hour and you will see bubbles coming out. After an hour, pour boiling water down the drain sufficiently to rinse and you are done.

Preparation of Oven Cleaner

a black electric oven
Cleaning your oven with homemade oven cleaners can help you retain the appliance for a longer period

An oven cleaner prepared at home is one of the most efficient and cost-effective homemade kitchen cleaners. Commercial oven cleaners cost a lot and they also have some negative impacts on appliances.


  • Distilled Water
  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar


  • Take ½ cup of baking soda inside a cup and add 2-4 tsp of distilled water. Let it settle and make a paste out of it. Spread the paste inside the oven walls. Rub it around everywhere and leave it like that for at least 10 hours. Next, take some white vinegar inside a spray bottle and spray everywhere you have applied soda paste. A foaming reaction will initiate and then it’s time to rub it with a damp cloth.

Disinfectant wipes preparation with all-purpose kitchen cleaner

All-purpose homemade kitchen cleaners have multiple usages. You can use them in replacement of other cleaners as well. In addition to that, preparing some disinfectant wipes can help you clean and wipe properly.


  • Wipe container
  • Scrap fabrics (Cotton clothes/dish towels are preferable)
  • Essential oil
  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Dropper
  • Tepid water

Procedures for making all-purpose kitchen cleaner

To prepare an all-purpose kitchen cleaner, add 2 tsp of baking soda to a half cup of white vinegar. After mixing them, place in a medium-sized 500-600 ml bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with tepid water. Next, shake well. Your all-purpose homemade kitchen cleaner is ready.

Procedures for making disinfectant wipes

For the preparation of disinfectant wipes, pour 1/4th cup of white vinegar into a wipe container. Add 6-10 drops of different essential oils for fragrance (lavender, tea-tree, eucalyptus, lemongrass, lemon, clary sage, rosemary, etc.). Now add the mixture to your scraps and preserve them in the container.

So these are the best DIY ideas for homemade kitchen cleaners. Prepare them at home without spending extra on commercial products. These cleaners are no less vigorous than the ones you can find in the market. For any queries, feel free to ask in the comment section below.

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