Do you have granite countertops? I have them in my kitchen, and I have to say that I do love them. Well, I love that they are granite, and I think I’d like the pattern if my cabinets weren’t so dark. I have a very opinionated opinion that if you have dark countertops, you need lighter cabinets, and if you have dark cabinets, you need a lighter countertop.
Go take a look at my kitchen and see what you think.
It’s all about the contrast, baby.
But, whoever chose my kitchen accoutrements went dark on dark and if I’m really bold, someday, I’ll remedy that myself. For now, I’m living with it. I mean… it is granite. How can I possibly complain?
Yet, countertops, no matter what material can get gross and grosser. And for years, I bought that really expensive granite cleaner from the store, but I’m older and wiser now. I make it myself for a fraction of the cost. I mean, have you priced that stuff? It’s like 8 bucks a pop!
The most important thing when it comes to making a cleaner for natural stone is to not use anything acidic. That why there is NO vinegar in this cleaner. Vinegar is great on soap scum and calcium deposits, but it’s your enemy when it comes to stone. Instead of vinegar, we’re going to use Isopropyl Alcohol.
DIY granite cleaner:
- 1/2 cup of Isopropyl Alcohol
- 10 drops of Mrs. Meyers Concentrated Cleaner
- 2 Cups of Water
- 10 drops of Essential Oils – I use Lavender and Peppermint
Pour everything in your spray bottle and shake. Then clean your counters as usual. It’s amazing!
Just look at that shine! I can see my beautiful face all up in there.
And it gets the paint splatters off the stone, too… safely. These splatters were from cleaning my really grody paintbrush that I let sit for three days. Blurg.
Pretty cool, huh?
I’m obsessed with this stuff. I’m spilling things just so I can clean them up. #notreallyijustloveexaggerating
Do you have granite? How do you like it?
Let me know in the comments below!
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