Tuesday, June 28, 2016

DIY Peppermint Granite and Marble Countertop Cleaner Spray

Did you know that vinegar-based and citrus-based cleaning products can do something called "etching" on granite and marble countertops (which can leave white marks and dull them)? Though I am a big proponent of the inexpensive vinegar-based sprays, being a good steward of what we have is also very important. Here is an easy recipe using the mint extract we made a few weeks ago that is safe for granite and marble countertops. This spray can also be used for cleaning any other kind of countertop so don't be shy and let's do a little herbal-kitchen crafting!

To make the cleaner, combine the following ingredients:

• 3 tbsp. homemade mint extract (you will find a tutorial on how to make it here)
• 1 ½ c. water
• 1 tsp. dish soap

Pour mixture into a clean spray bottle. Give it a swirl and it is ready to use!

The alcohol will help to remove the streaks as you clean (as well as disinfect), the mint adds a fresh fragrance and antibacterial properties while the dish soap does some old fashioned cleaning. You will also want to make sure that you always keep your countertops nice and dry to avoid water spots, etc. for routine maintenance.

You will find our printable recipe with the matching label here if you are interested in adding it to your herbal or homemaking binder. Happy herbal-kitchen crafting, ladies!
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  1. Wow, I'm amazed at all the cleaners you have shared, and now, this one. I love the sound (read that aroma) of a peppermint countertop spray. Thank you for sharing the how-to and the labels.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Independence Day celebration. We're having back-to-back sets of company. They're all family so I can't wait.

    1. Thank you! Sounds like you are in for a wonderful weekend!!! Enjoy :)

  2. Love this Jes! I have a granite insert in my wooden bench, and granite vanity tops. So this is perfect! I can't wait to try it! Mimi xxx

    1. This would be perfect Mimi! Thank you for stopping by! :)

  3. Good Afternoon, Jes!
    I love how simple this is to make. I will be trying this. And I might have to make a bottle for my mom, she's getting a new granite countertop next month! :)

    I hope you are enjoying your Summer. Have a fun and safe Independence Day!
    Hugs, Amy

    1. How exciting for your mother! I think it would make a fun and useful gift! Nice hearing from you Amy! Have a wonderful week :)