7 Quirky Ways to Revamp Your Kitchen Cleaning Ritual

Wake up, woman! It is not without reason you ditched that prestigious corporate job to become a proud homemaker and mother of two. Don’t worry, all the feminists love you and support your dreams.

But just hold tight, because your kitchen is no less than an Everest expedition. Greasy stains on the kitchen counter, cockroaches and rodents, stubborn spots, a spill here, a spatter there. It’s a walking landmine and chefs know the simile is not an overstatement. Urgh, the struggle is real.

Cleaning the kitchen religiously is paramount for your family health as it helps prevent the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses that can cause illness. Not just this, the kitchen is where we prepare and store our food. If it is not kept clean and sanitized, harmful bacteria such as Salmonella, Listeria and E.Coli can easily mushroom all over, leading to food poisoning and other food allergies.

I’m telling you ladies, it can ruffle some serious feathers! Watch out.

Clearly getting the home right is no child’s play and even the pediatricians and house help swore by this tall order.

When the health of your loved ones is at stake, only the best and the beneficial is the answer. So why not raid your kitchen larder to cook up the quirkiest recipe for that perfect kitchen deep-clean.


Have faith. This quick-fix might be the best home service you ever heard on the grapevine.

One of the upsides to sanitizing your kitchen with natural ingredients is that not only is it better for the environment but also safer for your infants, pets and older parents or grandparents with precarious health conditions. Apart from being more cost-effective than store-bought cleaners, switching over to the homegrown can free you from the pernicious after-effects of the chemicals and the bane of the labs.

Here are 7 quirkiest ways to revamp your kitchen cleaning ritual:

Vinegar: Vinegar is the queen of the kitchen for a reason. Not only does it enhance the tangy flavour of your chowmein but can also perform wonders outside the wok as an excellent natural cleaner. Owing to its acidic properties, it can be used to polish and clean countertops, floors, and appliances to perfection. Just mix equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle and spritz hygiene into your kitchen at every application. Wipe clean with a cloth for best results. Avoid using vinegar on marble or granite countertops as the acid can etch the surface.

Baking Soda: Yeah, that’s right. We know you saw this coming but baking soda is simply the tonic your kitchen cannot do without. Being a natural abrasive, it is especially useful for cleaning stubborn stains and grease. It is also paired with vinegar to create a powerful paste that can scrub stovetops, oven, and sink to get that pristine cleaning paranoid mothers are looking for.

Lemon Juice: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade or use them in your kitchen! Because lemon juice is a natural disinfectant, it can be used to effectively clean and deodorize surfaces in your kitchen. Cut a lemon in half and use it to clean your cutting board, countertops, and sink. For tough stains, sprinkle some salt on the lemon half before scrubbing.

Castile Soap: Castile Soap is another organic alternative to chemical based cleaners that can upgrade your kitchen cleaning ritual by several notches. This soap is a natural, plant-based soap that can be used to clean dishes, countertops, and appliances. Mix a few drops of castile soap with water in a spray bottle and use the mixture to give your kitchen surfaces the pampering they deserve.

Essential Oils: Not just for your aromatherapy and bubble baths, now incorporate essential oils in your kitchen to elevate self-care to a whole new level. With a note of pleasant smells on the side, essential oils such as tea tree oil and lavender oil also have antibacterial properties that can disinfectant kitchen surfaces, countertops and appliances. Mix a few drops of essential oil with water in a spray bottle and work up your appetite and health in a single spritz.

Olive oil: Use olive oil to polish your stainless-steel applications, such as the refrigerator and dishwasher. Dab a small amount of oil to a cloth and wipe the surfaces in circular motion for a shiny finish.

Happy Ganga Floor Cleaner/ Dishwash Liquid: Happy Ganga’s products are not just 100% natural but also probiotic that use bio-enzymes to go medieval on stains. Dilute 25ml of the dish wash liquid in 100 ml of water and let it sit for 15 minutes. This special formula leaves floors, vessels or any other surface in the kitchen immaculately clean with no chemical residues so your children, pets and family can live a healthier life and consume cleaner meals. The microbiomes in the dirty water after mopping or washing the dishes also start cleaning the drains and ultimately the water bodies. One bottle makes you an environmentalist for life!

Eco-friendly + non-toxic + cruelty free= 3x brownie points


By switching over to these alternatives, you can usher in the era of vogue kitchen cleaning without compromising on the environment or your family’s health standards. So, let there be a change of guard and watch health blossom in.