The Baking Soda And Water Method
Baking soda and water is a good cabinet cleaner. Use one part baking soda with one part water and scrub until the grease is gone. However, you may want to incorporate another cleaning method with this one. Using baking soda and water alone to clean your cabinets will leave them dry and lacking sheen.
The Linseed Oil Method
Combine linseed oil, lavender essential oil, vinegar and warm water in spray bottle. Shake well to make sure ingredients are mixed properly before each use. Spray onto your cabinets. Scrub with a cotton cloth. Clean away all residue and rub until your cabinets are looking shiny.
The linseed oil will give your cabinets sheen. The vinegar is for cutting grease and bacteria. The lavender oil will give your cabinets a sweet fragrance. And warm water is better to use with oils and for cleaning and sanitizing.
There are mixed reviews about using olive oil as a part of your cabinet cleaning method. However, it is mostly being said that the after effects aren’t worth it. Your cabinets might start attracting dust and giving off a funky odour after a few days. But you may give it a try. Just don’t use too much. And maybe combining it with a scented oil will prevent your cabinets from smelling funky.
There are oils that fall into non- drying and drying categories. Non- drying oils do not dry out when exposed to air. But drying oils do dry out and for a hard protective area on your wood surfaces when exposed to light and air.
Olive oil falls into the non- drying category.
Some oils that fall into the drying category include linseed oil, orange oil and walnut oil.