I have been on a bit of a green cleaning spree as of late, probably thanks to my irresistible nesting urge. I joke with Brad that I am like the bird of paradise that frantically makes and remakes it's nest a thousand times before beginning the mating dance in which he shows just how sexy he is. At 37 weeks pregnant and definitely counting, I am far from sexy, but my incessant nesting would have any bird beat.
My lastest endeavor- the oven! Our oven is in constant use what with all the breadmaking, vegetarian casseroles and baby muffins we procure. So, it was about time it got a good old scrubbing. This is the first time I have ever 'green cleaned' an oven and this very basic recipe worked a treat. The key is to let the bi-carb sit for as long as possible (ideally overnight) in order to eat away at all that grime.
Give this recipe a go whenever you next get the cleaning itch and enjoy!
Green Oven Cleaner
1 cup of bi-carb soda
2 tbs water + 2 tbs white vinegar
castille liquid soap
1/4 cup white vinegar + 1/4 cup water + a few drops of peppermint essential oil
Make a thick paste with the bi carb, vinegar and water and scrub entire oven from top to bottom leaving a thick white paste everywhere.
Let it sit overnight or for at least 8 hours
Then, use the liquid soap, water and a textured cloth to scrub the walls, ceiling and bottom of the oven slowly removing all the bi-carb and dirty residue
Once the majority of grit is removed, spray with the vinegar mixture and wipe down for a fresh smell and smooth surfaces