We love incorporating all natural products into our lifestyle! Previously we used a stainless steel polish from the store. However, store bought stainless steel cleaners had harsh chemicals and smelled really unpleasant. I really didn’t want my kids breathing it in, plus it was really pricey. A cleaning solution really is necessary though to keep your stainless steel surfaces fingerprint free and shiny. I grew up polishing my wood with olive oil so I thought it would work just as well on our stainless steel appliances. I created this easy to make homemade stainless steel cleaner polish recipe and I am so happy with the shiny smudge free results.
Why Choose A DIY Stainless Steel Polish?
Why choose a homemade cleaner over commercial stainless steel cleaners? For starters, commercial cleaners can be expensive and contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to your health. Homemade cleaners, on the other hand, can be made with simple and natural ingredients that are gentler on the environment and safe for your family.
Making your own stainless steel cleaner is not only budget-friendly, but it is also an excellent way to reduce your environmental impact. Commercial cleaning products can contain harsh chemicals like ammonia and bleach, which can be harmful to your health and the planet. These chemicals can cause skin irritation, respiratory problems, and can lead to environmental pollution.
The best stainless steel cleaner recipes, on the other hand, use all natural ingredients like that are non-toxic and eco-friendly. They are safe to use around children and pets, and they won’t contribute to landfill waste or pollute our waterways.
Aside from being environmentally conscious, making your own cleaner is also an opportunity to personalize the cleaning solutions to suit your needs. You can adjust the ingredients to create a cleaner that is stronger or milder, depending on the surface you are cleaning. You can also add essential oils for a pleasant scent, or use specific ingredients to target tough stains.
Overall, choosing to make your own cleaner is a decision that can benefit you, your family, and the planet. That’s why I think you will love this easy recipe!
Easy DIY Stainless Steel Cleaner Recipe
Are you tired of staring at streaky and dull stainless steel appliances in your kitchen? It’s a common problem that many homeowners face, but fear not! We have the solution for you. In this article, we’ll show you a simple process to make your own stainless steel cleaner, using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. We’ll also discuss the benefits of choosing a homemade cleaner over expensive store-bought options. By the end of this post, you’ll be on your way to a sparkling and polished kitchen. Let’s get started!
Homemade Stainless Steel Polish Supplies Needed:
- 8 oz Glass Spray Bottle
- Olive Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Young Living Citrus Fresh Essential Oil
The olive oil helps to create a protective barrier on your stainless steel, preventing future smudges and fingerprints from sticking.
The essential oils are a powerhouse when it comes to cleaning stainless steel. They help to break down any grime or dirt that has built up on your appliances.
With these three simple ingredients, you’ll be able to make a highly effective cleaner that will leave your stainless steel appliances looking brand new. You will need a glass bottle to store your stainless-steel cleaner. Microfiber cloths or paper towels should be used to rub the cleaner on. They gentle enough to use on stainless steel without scratching or damaging the surface.
Ok. Now, let’s jump into the step-by-step guide to making your own cleaner.
How To Make Natural Stainless Steel Cleaner:
This is a very easy homemade cleaner recipe to put together! First start with your glass bottle and olive oil. Glass is better than plastic because it doesn’t react with essential oils. You can use an old empty bottle or order on amazon (affiliate link).
Add 8 oz of olive oil into your bottle. Next add 5 drops of your Young Living Lemon Essential Oil and 5 drops of your Young Living Citrus Fresh Essential Oil. Adding these 2 citrus oils make your polish smell fabulous but they also have antibacterial, antiviral and astringent properties making them perfect essential oils to add to this polish and keep your appliances germ free.
Once all the ingredients are added, give your homemade stainless steal cleaner polish a good shake. It is ready to use.
Now that your cleaner is mixed, it’s time to put it to use! Spray a small amount evenly over your stainless steel surface. Then use a clean microfiber cloth to just wipe away streaks, smudges, and fingerprints! Gently wipe down your stainless steel surfaces in a circular motion. Be sure to avoid any abrasive materials or harsh chemicals that can damage the surface. This works great on everything from stainless steel cookware to a stainless steel sink.
Do It Yourself Stainless Steel Cleaner Conclusion
In summary, creating your own stainless steel cleaner is an easy and cost-effective solution to eliminate streaks and dullness from your kitchen appliances. By using simple ingredients and following our step-by-step guide, you can achieve a polished and shiny finish without harming the environment. As you say goodbye to expensive store-bought cleaners, remember the satisfaction that comes with creating your own cleaning solutions. So, go ahead, give it a try and witness the difference for yourself. Making your own cleaner is rewarding and effective.
Having your homemade stainless steel cleaner polish in a spray bottle just adds convenience when using your polish. After spraying on your polish, use a clean, soft cloth (I usually grab an old t-shirt from one of my kiddos’ drawers!) and buff into your stainless steel. The olive oil and essential oils will leave your stainless-steel appliances fresh, shiny and streak free! Try this out next time you do a deep clean!
Have you ever made your own polishes or homemade cleaners using your essential oils? Give this polish a try the next time you want to polish your stainless steel appliances! You’re going to love the results! Plus, it is a good choice for frugal housekeepers.