8 oz white vinegar
8 oz water
8-12 drops essential oil (optional)
I put it to the test on my very greasy stovetop (don't judge me) and have to admit I wasn't that pleased with the results, including the fact that even with some jasmine essential oil, the spray still left a vinegar-y aroma. Maybe Wonder Spray wasn't meant for destroying grease. The instructions do say that it is good for countertops, wood furniture (in small quantities), bathrooms (toilet bowl, shower doors, hard water stains), stainless steel and mirrors. Do not use on natural stone.
The nasty before:
The improved-but-still-needs-work after:
This one corner has built-up grease that just doesn't want to come off.
I decided to up the cleaning factor with an all-purpose spray that uses baking soda and supposedly works on grease.
1 tbsp baking soda
2 tbsp white vinegar
16 ounces water
The results: The baking soda added a little more kick and got out a few more spots than just the vinegar and water, but was still lacking.
My conclusion: for light cleaning, natural cleaners work well. For heavy-duty messes, I'm still sticking to the hard stuff. Unless anyone else has a recipe for a more effective homemade cleaner?