April 13, 2016
DIY Cleaners : Marble + Granite Cleaning Spray
This isn’t the first time I’ve shared this recipe on the blog and a version of this recipe is also in my book, but since I use it multiple times a day on my kitchen counters I thought it might be time to re-share this recipe. It’s easily one of my favorites!
If you have granite or marble counters you know that they take a little more care to clean up any spills right away and you also have to be very careful to use only ingredients that are safe to use on them. Most countertop manufacturers and installers recommend just using dish soap and water, which I use regularly to clean my counters, but I do like a good spray cleaner 🙂 This recipe is a twist on the soap and water but I’ve added a little rubbing alcohol – the reason for this is 3-fold: (1) alcohol kills germs, (2) alcohol helps the water to dry a little more quickly, (3) alcohol is pH neutral – it has the same acidity of water. You can’t use vinegar on stone counters because the vinegar has a pH and over time it will etch away at the finish of your stone. Not good. Give this recipe a try – you’ll love how quick it is to mix up and how easy it is to use.
Gather your ingredients and tools…
- 2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon castile or dish soap (if you want your spray to smell like your dish soap, use that)
- measuring cup
- measuring spoon
- funnel – this just makes it easier to pour liquid ingredients into a spray bottle
- spray bottle
Combine ingredients, close spray bottle, shake, and CLEAN!
You can purchase the recipe label, spray bottle, and aqua (or white) bar mop towels in my shop, Clean Mama Home.
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