Give your granite surfaces a streak-free shine with this super simple, DIY cleaner that’s safe for granite, extremely effective, and costs pennies to make!
As we slowly renovated every single space in our 130-year-old farmhouse over the last decade, we’ve incorporated solid-surface counters as often as possible.
Most of our counters are granite, some are butcher block. They all look fantastic and function beautifully, but they all require regular maintenance.
When we had our granite counters installed, we received a maintenance booklet that said, “DO NOT USE VINEGAR” in big bold type.
Since I use vinegar to clean much of our home, this was an unexpected obstacle… but after an afternoon of “research”, I decided on a simple homemade recipe that has worked marvelously for me ever since.
My DIY granite cleaner is totally safe for stone surfaces, it’s extremely frugal, and it only takes 3 minutes to whip up an entire spray bottle!
In full disclosure, you can totally get away with using dish soap and water to clean your granite or other stone surfaces.
However, this method will leave some streaks — especially on white and black granite.
If you like simple, but don’t want streaks, let me share my DIY granite cleaner with you!
- 1/4 c. rubbing alcohol (this is what eliminates the streaks)
- 3 - 4 drops dish soap or Castile soap
- 2 c. water
- 2 or 3 drops essential oil (optional -- I don't use them)
Mix all the ingredients in a 16 oz. spray bottle.
Give it a shake, and you're ready to clean!
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- How to Clean a Gas Stovetop
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