April 1, 2011
I've been using a homemade kitchen surface cleaner for about a year now, and I really love it. It doesn't make me feel like I'm poisoning myself or my food, but the kitchen stays nice and clean. Vinegar and tea tree oil act as mild disinfectants, and the tea tree oil makes the spray smell nice.
1 part vinegar
1 part warm water
A few drops of tea tree oil
Pour all of the ingredients into a spray bottle and gently swirl until mixed. Spray on your kitchen surfaces, and wipe clean.
Caution: It's best to steer clear of wooden surfaces that are stained or finished when using DIY cleaners made from vinegar.