A few years ago, when my granite countertops were installed, I asked the installer how I should care for them. First, he said, to wipe up spills quickly, especially greasy, oily spills. Then he told me to NEVER use any cleaner with an ammonia or bleach base. (So this means, don’t use glass cleaner or all-purpose cleaners!) I know it’s tempting to reach for the them because they’re probably right there handy and you use them to clean a lot of other surfaces, but DON’T DO IT! Instead, make a bottle of this DIY Granite Countertop Cleaner. You’ll love it and it costs just a fraction of the cost of store bought granite cleaners. Plus, you can make it scented with your choice of an essential oil to suit yourself.
The main ingredient in this miracle Granite Countertop Cleaner spray is rubbing alcohol. Rubbing alcohol is a solvent that dissolves dirt and oil, so it can easily remove fingerprints and greasy spots. It dries quickly so it doesn’t leave any streaks and it’s inexpensive to make. All that aside, I think the best thing about using rubbing alcohol for cleaning is that it is a disinfectant too! Have I convinced you to try it yet?
You’ll need a 32 oz. spray bottle (be sure to label it so you’ll remember what’s in it!) Note: because it has rubbing alcohol in it, keep it away from children and pets. Also, don’t store it or use it near any hot appliances, like a toaster or stove, or near an open flame as it can be flammable.
- 1 cup (8 oz.) 70% rubbing alcohol
- 3 cups (24 oz.) water
- 3 drops liquid dish soap I like to buy items like this through Prime Pantry
- 3 drops orange or other citrus essential oil See how to get wholesale pricing through us.
- Add all of the ingredients into a 32 oz. spray bottle and shake.
- Wipe your counter tops with a damp cloth to remove any crumbs and food debris.
- Spray your countertops with the Homemade Granite Cleaner.
- Buff with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel. I love my Reusable Bamboo Paper Towels
You will be amazed at how beautiful and shiny your granite countertops will look and feel. They will be as shiny and look as new as the day they were installed.
If you like this DIY spray, try our recipe for DIY After Shower Spray. Your shower will practically clean itself!
I used the orange essential oil for this. I recommend THESE essential oils from Do Terra for making this DIY Granite Countertop Cleaner and for many other uses! CLICK HERE for more information to get these at wholesale prices.