Natural Homemade Oven Cleaning Recipes

Unlike a lot of people, I love to clean my home and I take great pride in doing an excellent job at keeping my home clean and organized. When it comes to cleaning, I try to use natural cleaning products and often times you’ll find me experimenting with homemade cleaning product recipes.

Even though I love to clean my home, there is one thing that I’m not fond of cleaning and that’s my oven! Since I love to cook and bake, my oven gets a royal workout every week. To stay on top of it…I like to give it a light cleaning every 2 weeks and then a deep cleaning every other month.

If you hate cleaning your oven too, my best piece of advice to you is to keep on top of it and don’t let the grease, dirt and grime accumulate! The longer you let it go, the harder it will be to clean!

When it comes to cleaning my own oven…here are the recipes that I use.

Natural Homemade Oven Cleaning Recipes

Natural Oven Cleaner Paste Recipe

2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
3/4 cup Baking Soda
1/4 cup White Vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt

In a small mixing bowl combine together the above ingredients. I like to mix mine together with an old wooden spoon. You want the mixture to be the consistency of a paste, so you may need to add more baking soda or lemon juice to get the desired consistency.

Spread the paste immediately onto the dirty areas inside your oven. If the spot is really dirty, I put a thicker layer of the paste. Let this paste sit for 2 hours. Use a scrubbing sponge to scrub up the debris…it should come off fairly easy. Wipe up all of the lose debris and paste. Use a wet cleaning sponge to finish cleaning up any residue, air dry.

Natural Homemade Oven Cleaning Recipes

Borax and Dish Soap Oven Cleaning Recipe

1/8 cup Liquid Dish Soap
2 cups Hot Water
1/4 cup White Vinegar
3 tsp. Borax
1/2 box Baking Soda

Add the Borax, hot water, white vinegar and liquid dish soap to a spray bottle. You may need to adjust the amount of liquid ingredients depending on the size of the spray bottle that you’re using. Gently shake bottle to mix up the ingredients.

Spray this mixture over the areas inside your oven that need to be cleaned. Sprinkle baking soda on top of the sprayed area and then spray with the mixture for a second time. Close oven and let sit overnight or for at least 6 hours.

After the mixture has sat for the required amount of time, use a clean, wet and slightly soapy (with liquid dish soap) cleaning sponge to scrub out the debris, grease and grime. Rinse sponge frequently under warm running water. Continue until the oven is completely wiped out and clean. Air dry.

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I too hate the odor of chemical oven cleaners. Your homemade mixtures have simple basic ingredients and I am going to try them.

  2. I always like to find alternatives to chemical cleaning agents for ways to clean around the house. Thanks for this oven cleaning recipe. Looks like it really works.

  3. ellen beck says:

    I detest cleaning the oven . I hate the smell of the chemicals and am actually allergic to them.I like thee ‘brew’ you are using and will have to give it a try. The other place where I have to use these chemicals is believe it or not on the wood burning stove we use to supplement the heat. The glass window gets full of smoke and creosote. I think it wiill work there too!!

  4. Tamra Phelps says:

    Oven cleaning is not fun, ha! And the fumes from most cleaners will knock you over. So, I would give this a try for sure.

  5. gloria patterson says:


    Something i hate to do maybe because the smell just give me headache or what ever. I am going to make this up and see how it does. Nothing will make me like cleaning the oven but this might make it better.

    • I can’t stand chemical oven cleaners! They give me a migraine headache, irritate my eyes & skin. I have a self cleaning oven, but I spot clean my oven in-between by using these concoctions which work well for me.

  6. Barbara Montag says:

    Thanks for the directions,
    I’ve been watching for a safer oven cleaner.