This DIY Granite Cleaner Recipe is for those with marble or granite counters who’ve been frustrated in their search for homemade cleaning products. Most homemade cleaning mixes are vinegar-based, something that damages natural stone surfaces over time. That doesn’t mean you have to shell out for pricey products, though!
This DIY Granite Cleaner recipe is both cost-effective and safe for your counters. It cleans, shines, and disinfects in one go, too.
Keep a bottle in the kitchen for speedy touch-ups throughout the day, and another in the bathroom cupboard to use during your regular weekly bathroom cleaning routine.
DIY Granite Cleaner
• Be sure you use plain isopropyl alcohol, not one that’s been mixed with glycerin. Alternatively, you can use an inexpensive brand of vodka, but you’ll lose a slight amount of disinfecting power.
• Likewise, use a liquid dish soap that does not claim antibacterial, moisturizing, or oxygenating properties. Something like plain Dawn original soap is best. Additives like those mentioned will leave streaks. For the same reason, I don’t recommend using castile soap in this recipe.
• The use of essential oil is optional, but it does help offset the smell of the alcohol. Unlike fresh lemon juice, lemon essential oil does not contain citric acid that can harm natural stone surfaces. It’s safe for granite and marble and a great way to get that lemony fragrance you’ve come to love. You can use any essential oil you like, though. I just happen to enjoy lemon.
• Don’t use or store this around an open flame.
DIY Granite Cleaner Recipe
1. Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle.
2. Shake gently before each use.
3. Spray on surface, wait 30 seconds, and wipe with a damp, lint-free cloth. No rinsing required.
This DIY Granite Spray also works wonderfully on ceramic tile backsplashes, Corian countertops, and even stainless steel appliance fronts. That means you don’t have to keep separate bottles for everything in your kitchen. How great is that?