Today I noticed my favorite spray bottle of granite cleaner was almost empty. Method Daily Granite is or was my product of choice for cleaning my granite every day. The counter tops always look clean and shiny and the bottle states it is surface safe, non toxic, and plant based. My only objection to this cleaner is the odor sometimes makes me cough. Since my bottle was getting low I knew it was a good time to test the effectiveness of my homemade cleaner verses my Method cleaner.
Counter top before cleaning
The counter top was sparkly clean with the homemade cleaner and the Method cleaner.
There was two things different about the two cleaners. THE COST!!! and the homemade did not have a strong odor.
Break down of cost of homemade cleaner
Spray bottle $.96
8oz. Rubbing alcohol. $.75
1oz Dawn dish detergent $.20
32oz water from faucet free
Total cost for 41 ounces of cleaner 95 cents plus 96 cents for the spray bottle (which I will continue to refill)
Method cleaner $4.98 for 12 ounces
Have you tried making homemade cleaners for your home? Do you think they work? I would love to hear your opinions.