Green Living – Healthy & Safe Home made oven cleaner

Cleaning an Oven Naturally

Conventional oven cleaner and other de-greasers are known to be amongst the most toxic household products around, this is according to the Washington Toxics Coalition.  Since learning this, I never use anything but homemade cleaners as well as this one a homemade paste.  I have attached a simple recipe for do it yourself cleaning projects without the toxicity that most cleaners and agents provide.  This paste can be used on any surface that gets greasy buildup, ovens and more.

Ingredients for Natural Oven Cleaning Paste:

Mix 2 cups baking soda
1 cup washing soda (found in laundry aisles)
1 teaspoon dish soap
1 tablespoon white vinegar (Dilute with water if needed.)

How To:

Wearing gloves — (I prefer heavy cotton over plastic ones) — scour the oven’s interior with a scrubber, rag, and hot water to remove crust that hasn’t yet stuck solid. Apply thickly to all sides of the oven and leave overnight. In the morning, put gloves on and scrub, wiping with a wet cloth until all traces are gone.

Be sure to check out Green Home Guide – Ask the Eco-Expert.   They always have such resourceful information with great new healthy alternatives to tough cleaning tasks.  Be sure to check it out when time permits as you will find great options to ensure your families health, while also SAVING big off of name brand chemical cleaning agents that are not only harmful to your health but also heavy on your wallet.  Start TODAY and you will see for yourself!  I will be posting many green cleaning recipes so be sure to check in regularly.  These are super simple recipes to begin eliminating toxic cleaning agents from your life.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Donna C says:

    I’m only used baking soda in the past. It didn’t work very well though. It left a white paste. yuck! I guess I was missing a lot of ingredients!

    1. Strangely it does make a big difference. Wiping it clean with hot water after removes any film.

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