I’m all about saving money with homemade granite cleaner these days, and I could no longer justify paying almost $6 per small bottle of Method grainte cleaner, which lasted me about two weeks per bottle and did not disinfect. The following recipe is the one I’ve had great success with over the past few months, costs pennies per bottle that I mix, and disinfects.
- Clean, empty spray bottle
- 1 C. rubbing alcohol
- 1/2 C. water
- About 12 drops dish detergent (I use Dawn)
- Optional: essential oil of your choosing
Measure/funnel rubbing alcohol and water into spray bottle. Add dish detergent and 1-2 droppers full of essential oil (I like geranium). Shake to mix well and put to good use. You can use paper towels, but I do recommend a lint-free cloth used to dry glasses. I wash my cloth once a week in hot water and do not use any type of fabric softener. Let me know how this works for you, or if you have a suggestion. Here’s to sparkling counters!