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The best fridge cleaner recipe – all natural ingredients!

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The best fridge cleaner recipe – all natural ingredients!

Who likes cleaning out their kitchen fridge?  Well, okay, I kind of do, but it’s not so much that I enjoy cleaning my fridge.  It’s more that I appreciate a clean fridge. (Which I did not currently have…) And nothing works better than this fridge cleaner recipe!  

fridge cleaner recipe all natural ingredients

I save cleaning out my fridge for the same day that I do grocery shopping.  Even though I know that might seem like an overwhelming task while putting away the groceries, it works well!

I tackle my fridge shelf by shelf.  Growing up, my mom would always pull EVERYTHING out of the fridge, give it all a good clean, and then sort as she put things back.  I don’t like doing it this way though because sometimes life catches me off guard and I don’t want to get pulled away with all my cold goods out on the counter.

recipe fridge cleaner and deodorizer all natural ingredients

For today’s clean out of the fridge, I decided to try a new fridge cleaner recipe…

 We’ve been working at eliminating all unnecessary chemicals from our home.  (Bleach wipes still make the odd appearance when the tummy flu comes around or when the cat decides to grace us with her last consumed entree…)  

recipe for fridge cleaner and deodorizer, all natural ingredients
Jillee’s fridge cleaner and deodorizer

I found this great sounding recipe at One Good Thing By Jillee.  You can clean and deodorize your fridge with just 3 ingredients: water, white vinegar, and lemon essential oil.  I happened to have all 3 things on hand!  I also found an empty spray bottle (Wonders will never cease!)  Not as nice as the one Jillee had, I will definitely be checking out the Mason Jar company.

I followed Jillee’s instructions for mixing and cleaning and it worked really really well!  I will definitely be using this recipe for my fridge cleaning again.  My fridge is sparkling and lacks any odours except for the slight sweet scent of lemon.  What more could a girl ask for!  

Therefore, I highly recommend giving this recipe for fridge cleaner and deodorizer a try!  It’ll be my go to from now on.  To give this a try – check out Jillee’s recipe on her website. 

And now I get to start the week with a fridge that has no old leftover, nothing expired, and it’s clean and organized.  So, what’s the meal plan for the week?  Stay tuned for my upcoming post on what we will be eating this week.

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  • Wow, you clean it every week? That’s admirable! I use a mix of vinegar and water for a lot of things, including cleaning fruit and veggies.

    • Nadine says:

      Hey Michelle,

      I do clean my fridge weekly. But there are plenty of other things that don’t get cleaned that often! I love vinegar and water too and am now just starting to learn about using essential oils as well.

  • Deborah says:

    I use a lot of natural cleaners too. Vinegar is at the top of the list, along with baking soda. I love lemon makes a great air freshener too. I put drops in the garbage bin, on cotton balls in my pantry and on a fake plant near my front door!

  • Home's Cool! says:

    I spray a mixture of lemon, mint, and patchouli everywhere in my kitchen. I’ve had pantry moths, once. Never again!

    • Nadine says:

      Oh man! We had moths get into our flour in our old apartment and it was disgusting and disastrous! Your combination sounds good! I’m not a huge fan of patchouli, but one of my good girlfriends is! I’ll have to pass your recipe along to her.

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I am a follower of Jesus, SAHM, THMer, and homeschooler to my 4 boys. I love to garden and am a wanna be homesteader. I also LOVE organizing.

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