Natural Cleaning Clay Recipe for Your Glass Stove Top, Countertops & Tile Floors
Learn how to make a natural cleaning clay recipe to clean just about everything! This DIY soft scrub cleanser is perfect for cleaning glass stove tops, granite countertops and even tile floors. As this natural cleaning product can be made with or without essential oils, this easy soft scrub cleaner recipe requires as few as 2-ingredients. Plus discover more simple, all natural cleaning products for essential oil cleaners you can make to clean your home in under 5-minutes!
Natural Cleaning Clay (or Soft Scrub Cleanser) for Stoves, Countertops & Tile
I first discovered the miracle of cleaning clay after attending an H2O at Home party at a friend’s home. I was particularly impressed with both the effective of their cleaning clay and the simplicity of this all purpose cleaning product. Not only does it work great as a non-toxic, natural household cleaning product on most surfaces, it literally lasts forever! Similar to a soft scrub cleanser, this natural cleaning clay gently lifts away dirt, grease and grime without damaging surfaces.
Since trying out their products, I’d been dying to make my own natural cleaning clay. Unfortunately this homemaking project kept getting pushed onto the back burner. That is until I received the new Simply Earth essential oil recipe box for April. Well timed for spring cleaning, this essential oil recipe box contained a variety of recipes for natural cleaning products. It also had a bottle of that one ingredient I’d needed to finally make my natural cleaning clay recipe – lemon essential oil.
All of Simply Earth’s essential oil boxes come with a collection of four essential oils. They also include additional ingredients and containers to make everything from natural beauty and skin care products to non-toxic cleaning products and aromatherapy diffuser blends. Each box also includes a collection of essential oil recipe cards. As their recipe cards are the same size as index cards, they fit easily into a standard 3″ x 5″ recipe box for quick reference and storage.
I love receiving my Simply Earth essential oil recipe box every month. It’s such a great way for me to explore new essential oils (some of which I’d never heard of like the amyris essential oil) as well as affordably grow my essential oil collection. Plus it feels good knowing that Simply Earth donates 13% of their profits to help end human trafficking. How can you not get behind a cause like that?
Related: Amyris Essential Oil Uses, Benefits and Recipes
Inside the Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box
The April recipe box from Simple Earth is all about making your own natural cleaning products. The most recent box contained nutmeg essential oil, tea tree essential oil and lemon essential oil. It included an essential oil blend – BO Be Gone – as well. (It’s kind of perfect for making hand soap and natural laundry detergent.) In addition to the essential oils, my box also contained liquid Castile soap and an aluminum spray bottle for making their tea tree & lemon multi-surface cleaning spray.
The April essential oil recipe box contains recipes to make the following natural cleaning products:
- Tea Tree and Lemon Surface Cleaner Recipe
- Lemon and Nutmeg Dishwasher Detergent Recipe
- Laundry Stain Remover Roll On Recipe
- Natural Home Diffuser Recipe
- Easy Foaming Hand Soap Recipe
- Natural Laundry Detergent Recipe
(If this is your first time learning about Simply Earth’s amazing essential recipe boxes, I’ve provided a clear overview of their ingredients, supplies and benefits here. There’s also coupon code for a free jam packed bonus box on your first order and a discount code for your second box.)
Related: Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning Tips
Essential Oil Natural Cleaning Products
Following you’ll discover just a few of my favorite essential oil natural cleaning products included in the latest essential oil recipe box from Simply Earth. I’ve also included my own natural cleaning clay recipe so you can discover why I think it’s the bee’s knees. (And yes, I’m told, bees do have knees. Technically.)
Here are my favorite homemade cleaner recipes with essential oils you can make at home:
Tea Tree & Lemon Surface Cleaner Recipe
This homemade surface cleaner is made with tea tree and lemon essential oils for a disinfecting cleaner for commonly used surfaces. It’s a great natural cleaning product to keep on hand as a staple for everyday cleaning.
Disinfecting Surface Cleaner Ingredients:
Here are the ingredients you need to make a homemade surface cleaner with essential oils:
- 1/3 cup hot distilled water
- 1 tsp. borax powder
- 2 tsp. white distilled vinegar
- 2 tsp. rubbing alcohol
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
How to Make a Disinfecting Surface Cleaner with Essential Oils
Here is how to make a disinfecting surface cleaner with essential oils:
- Measure out the hot water into a glass measuring cup. Add the borax powder then stir to dissolve.
- Follow with the remaining ingredients for the surface cleaner as called for in the recipe. Stir well to combine.
- Now pour the mixture into an aluminum spray bottle. If desired, label your creation with one of the product stickers provided by Simply Earth.
How to Use Surface Cleaners to Disinfect and Clean
Shake this product prior to each use. To use this disinfecting surface cleaner, simply spray onto countertops and other non porous surfaces, then wipe clean with a microfiber cloth. Your natural tea tree & lemon essential oil surface cleaner not only cleans surfaces and kills germs, it will also leave your home smelling naturally fresh.
Laundry Stain Remover Roll On Recipe
Laundry stains can be tough to remove. However, this laundry stain remover makes it easy to target tough stains in an easy roll on. This laundry solution is green friendly and non-toxic.
Ingredients to Make A Roll On Laundry Stain Remover
These are the ingredients you need to make an easy roll on laundry stain remover:
- 10 mL liquid Castile soap
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil
How to make Laundry Stain Remover Roll On
To make a roll on laundry stain remover as a natural cleaning product for tough laundry stains, follow these directions:
- Combine the essential oils in a 10 mL roll on bottle. Swirl the bottle to mix the oils.
- Now fill the remainder of the bottle with liquid Castile soap.
How to Use Laundry Stain Remover
Shake well prior to each use. Then, to use this laundry stain remover, simply roll this natural laundry stain remover onto laundry stains. Allow to sit 5 to 10 minutes prior to washing.
Natural Cleaning Clay Recipe
This natural cleaning clay is a soft scrub cleanser formulated for cleaning most surfaces. It works great on flat top stoves as a stove top cleaner, as well as on countertops and tile. You can also use my soft scrub cleaner recipe in the bathroom on tubs and sinks.
Of course, my favorite way to use this cleaning clay is as a soft scrub cleaner for my glass stove top. This natural cleaning product can be made with as few as 2-ingredients, as this homemade cleaner works both with or without essential oils.
To clean stone surfaces, such a marble, omit the lemon essential oil from this natural cleaning product, as citrus essential oils may etch natural stone. Otherwise, my natural soft scrub cleanser cleaning clay is safe for pretty much all non-porous surfaces as an essential oil cleaner.
Soft Scrub Cleanser Cleaning Clay Ingredients:
You need the following ingredients to make this cleaning clay, which is used the same way as a soft scrub cleanser:
- 4 oz. liquid Castile coconut oil soap
- 12 oz. white kaolin clay
- 40 drops lemon essential oil (optional)
How to Make a Soft Scrub Cleaning Clay
Here is how to make this soft scrub cleaning clay for most surfaces, with or without essential oils:
- Using a digital scale to weigh out the Castile soap into a large glass bowl. Add the lemon essential oil and stir well to combine.
- Then, in a separate container, weigh out the kaolin clay. Slowly add the clay to the the liquid soap base, mixing with a fork until all the clay is incorporated into the soap. If necessary, use your hands to blend the last bit of clay into the natural cleaning clay. There should be no dry clay left. However the mixture should be very firm.
- Now fill an 8 oz. low profile jar with the cleaning clay. Press the natural cleaning clay firmly into the jar until it’s filled. You can then use the back of a measuring cup or as spatula to press the clay flat on top.
How to Use Soft Scrub Cleanser or Cleaning Clay
To use this soft scrub cleanser, massage a slightly damp bubble up brush or sponge onto the cleaning clay. Then cover your surface with the cleaning clay, adding slightly more water to the sponge if necessary to form a thick foam. Then remove the cleaning clay using a damp microfiber cloth.
For dirty glass stove tops, cover the entire stovetop with cleaning clay soft scrub cleaner. Allow the mixture to dry on the surface, then wipe clean with a dry microfiber cloth. Follow with a damp cloth to remove any residue if needed. Then polish clean with a dry cloth.
My natural cleaning clay recipe works great for deep cleaning a number of other surfaces including granite countertops, sinks, tubs and tile. However, as will all natural cleaning products including soft scrub cleaners, I recommend testing the cleaning clay first in an inconspicuous area on natural surfaces.
More Natural Cleaner Recipes with Essential Oils
Now that you’ve tackled these recipes for natural cleaning products, try some of these other recipes for homemade cleaning products for your home.
- Homemade Laundry Stain Remover Soap Recipe
- Vinegar Free Lemon All Purpose Cleaner Recipe
- Best Ever 2-Ingredient Deep Shower Cleaner Recipe
- Rosemary & Fir Deodorizing Room Spray Recipe
- Deodorizing Lavender Linen Spray Recipe
- Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe
- Homemade Floor Cleaners for Mopping
Also be sure to check out my eco-friendly laundry tips to save time and money as this household chore. You’ll also love my collection of spring cleaning tips for a green friendly lifestyle and a non-toxic clean throughout your entire home.
Explore more recipes with essential oils.
It’s so easy to get started with essential oils as well as make your own simple essential oil recipes for home, health and beauty. Visit Simply Earth now to order your first essential oil recipe box and get a free bonus supply box with coupon code: SOAPDELIFREE You’ll also receive a $40 discount on your next order of anything you like.
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March 28, 2019 at 6:50 pm
This is an amazing post! I really like the clay recipe. I’m going to have to try that.
November 18, 2019 at 10:28 pm
For the clay do you need coconut castile soap or will any liquid castile soap do ?
Rebecca D. Dillon
November 20, 2019 at 10:17 am
You can use another Castile soap, however the coconut Castile is going to clean better as coconut oil is a better cleanser.
January 3, 2021 at 10:12 pm
Just came across your Natural Cleaning Clay recipe today, and it sounds fantastic. I have a few questions:
i) what surfaces do you think your recipe should definitely not be used on?;
ii) similar to the previous post, are there any other castile soap blends you’ve tried that may be more suitable / safer for certain surfaces? For example, on-line I’m seeing a bewildering array of castile soaps (i.e. citrus, hemp, peppermint, citrus, lavender, coconut, etc.); and
iii) is there any particular of kaolin clay (powder) that should or should not be used? Locally (i.e. Toronto, Canada), it seems that I can get something called ‘EPK Kaolin’ quite readily and affordably, but there are others, like ‘Grollegg Kaolin’, ‘F.C. Kaolin’, ‘Calcined Kaolin’,, etc. Any experience with this? I assume that your kaolin is quite pure, and would be absent any impurities like sand grit, etc.
Rebecca D. Dillon
January 4, 2021 at 12:19 pm
I wouldn’t use it on natural stone surfaces unless you omit the essential oil as there’s a small chance of etching with citrus eo’s. Other than that, this is pretty safe for all surfaces. I chose the 100% coconut liquid Castile soap as it has more cleansing power than traditional or olive based Castile soap. However, you can sub another Castile soap if you aren’t able to source liquid coconut Castile soap. EPK Kaolin is commonly used to make ceramics and I’m not sure what the difference is as far as that’s concerned. I would stick a cosmetic kaolin clay for the purest quality.
January 14, 2021 at 8:47 pm
Does the clay cleaner have to be made with kaolin clay or can other kinds of clay work?
Rebecca D. Dillon
January 15, 2021 at 11:13 am
I would only use kaolin for this application to avoid staining and the other minerals, etc. found in some clays.
Heidi | The Frugal Girls
March 22, 2021 at 5:32 pm
Your cleaning clay recipe is such a fabulous alternative for cleaning ceramic stove tops, and with just 2 ingredients it’s so easy to make!
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