How to Make a Homemade Degreaser

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Grease.  It’s hard to get through life without eventually getting it on you or something else.  Somehow, someway, it can and will end up on your stove, counters, floors or even your clothes.


No worries, with a little know how, we can get grease out of almost anything. Keep in mind that this is an all-purpose degreaser recipe.  You can use it for your kitchen, your garage, or almost anywhere around your home.  Wherever you have something that needs to be degreased, this recipe is here to help you.

Before you get started, you’ll need a few items from the shopping list.  You can get them on your own, or you can find them easily by clicking the affiliate links below.


Shopping List


Lemon Essential Oil (1 oz or 30 ml)


White Vinegar (10 oz or 296 ml)


Water (4 oz or 118 ml)


Amber Glass Spray Bottle (16 oz or 473 ml)



Mix It:

Step 1  Pour the vinegar and water into the spray bottle.


Step 2  Next, add the lemon essential oil.


Step 3  Place the spray top on the bottle securely, then gently swirl and agitate the solution for 15 seconds.  Now your homemade natural degreaser is ready for action!



Before You Use It:

This is a very potent recipe.  It uses higher amounts of essential oils than most of our other recipes.  You may not need a lot of degreaser for it to work.  Apply the degreaser gradually, observe, and apply more as needed.



How To Use It

Spray the degreaser onto non-porous areas and let it sit for 2-3 minutes.  Wipe the area with a cloth or use a cleaning brush if needed.


If some grease still remains on the surface, wash the area with warm soap and water, reapply the natural degreaser and allow it to sit for 4-5 minutes this time.  Repeat as necessary to remove the grease.


This recipe can be used on porous materials but with caution, you should test it on a small area first to make sure no staining or harmful reactions occur.




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