Table of contents
1 | What you'll need
2 | How it's done
3 | Expert tips
4 | That was easy!

You know how beautiful granite countertops can be, but you've probably also heard how easily they can be ruined by water marks, grease and everything else that comes through the kitchen.

It's not that it's especially difficult to clean granite countertops.Instead, you just have to be careful about the types of products you use. Unfortunately, conventional kitchen cleaners can strip the seal off the granite, and if you use something too acidic, you'll wind up "etching" the granite (so as much as we love vinegar for cleaning, don't use it straight on granite!). As long as you have the right cleansing formula for your countertops, you should have no problem making your granite look as good as new.

1 | What you'll need

  • ½ cup rubbing alcohol (even vodka will work)
  • 2 cups water
  • 7 or 8 drops essential oil in your favorite scent
    *If you choose citrus, test on a small, hidden area of countertop first
  • 7 drops of your favorite dish soap
    (we recommend Grab Green dish soap)

2 | How it's done

  1. 1. Mix all the ingredients in a spray bottle.

    2. Shake the bottle to ensure that all the ingredients have been thoroughly mixed up.

    3. Spray the solution on the counters.

    4. Wipe clean with a soft cloth.

3 | Expert tips

One Good Thing by jillee has a similar granite cleaner recipe and points out that you can use castile soap in the place of dish soap if you prefer to do so. Never use the alcohol on the countertops without diluting it with water first. Test on a small area of the countertops first when you're using essential oils as part of your recipe.

The Kitchn points out that you don't even have to use a special disinfecting mix for daily wipe downs. Unless you feel like you need the extra cleaning and disinfecting action of the alcohol. A few drops of your favorite liquid dish soapin a warm, wet cloth should do the trick most days.

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How To Use:

1. Spray our safe and sustainable, zero residue countertop cleaner on all non-porous surfaces *Including tile, laminate, sealed marble and granite.

2. Use soft cloth or sponge to wipe area clean

3. Side effects may include smiling at your beautiful, squeaky clean countertops.

4 | That was easy

As long as you remember to keep the undiluted acidic cleaners off your gleaming granite countertops, making sure they stay clean and disinfected is simple. The beauty of whipping up your own granite cleaner lies in the lower cost and control over the fragrance. The individual ingredients are inexpensive and will last a long time. If you've always dreamed of granite countertops but thought they were a little too difficult to maintain, or if you have new granite countertops you've been afraid to clean with much more than water, now you know how easy it really is!

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