Natural Oven Cleaner
How to Make Your Own Non-Toxic, Organic Oven Cleaner
Putting your head in the oven to scrape out baked-on foods and drips isn’t likely on your bucket list of things to do this year, and conventional oven cleaners made with things like sodium hydroxide (lye or caustic soda) make hands-off oven cleaning less than healthy, too. If you’d like to make your oven shine without the potentially health-harming cleaners, try out these homemade, eco-friendly oven cleaning recipes:
- No-scrub baking soda paste: Mix up a batch of paste using 1 part washing soda and 4 parts baking soda with enough water to make a paste. Then spread the paste over all of the dirty oven surfaces, let dry overnight, and then rub off the dried paste with a rag. The baked-on grime should come with it. Finish by rinsing all of the surfaces. A similar paste can be used to clean the surfaces of your microwave oven.
- Scrubby oven cleaner: Using equal parts of borax, baking soda, and hot water, as well as a few drops of rosemary and lime essential oils, mix the paste and then use as a scrub on your oven surfaces.