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Clean Greasy Pots and Pans Naturally!

by Andrea Butje on March 19, 2018

March-Blog-March 19-Title-Clean Greasy Pots and Pans Naturally-600x900-V1.jpgIt’s so fun to clean greasy pots and pans . . .

You can stand at your sink for hours, working your fingers to the bone and tiring your arm out as you scrub-scrub-scrub away. You can listen to hours of your favorite music as you get everything spic-and-span. You can listen to an entire audio book.

And then you can leave the pots and pans to soak some more when the grease hasn’t fully let go!

Oh wait . . . that’s actually not so fun, is it?

It’s not always easy to clean greasy pots and pans naturally. That’s why I’m excited to share today’s recipe with you!

It comes from the Aromahead app, which has 72 recipes you can access from your phone.

I created the Aromahead app because I know that a lot of people like to use Aromatherapy in their daily lives . . . but don’t usually carry a recipe book around! Many people often have their phones on them, though, and the app allows them to look up the right recipe at a moment’s notice. (You can find the app here for Android, and here for iPhone.)

This is an all natural abrasive salt soap recipe that helps cut through grease. You can use it on any pots and pans that tolerate abrasive scrubbing well (but you might want to use something else for pots and pans that have a protective coating, which might not respond so well to abrasion).

Pink Salt Soap

  • 2 tbsp (28 g) Himalayan salt
  • 4 tbsp (56 g) castile soap

Combine the salt and soap, and mix them with your hands until the soap is absorbed.

Over time the salt soap gets hard, and this is the texture we want. Use a small hard chunk and an abrasive sponge to clean greasy pots and pans. Store the soap in a container with a lid.

I don’t use essential oils in this recipe (not all pots and pans like essential oils). But if you like, you can add 1 drop of Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon).

It always involves a little “elbow grease” to clean greasy pots and pans, but this salt soap can help the process move more quickly. Although while you’re cleaning you may only be able to listen to a few of your favorite songs instead of hours of them!

Enjoy all the extra time you have when you’re not cleaning your dishes!   

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Topics: green cleaning, clean pots and pans, natural cleaners, cut grease naturally

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