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Cleaning the Oven with Baking Soda | Natural Home with Jennifer

If you cook at home a lot like we do, your oven can get dirty, really fast. After a few seasons of baking and roasting, our oven was covered with grease and stains.

When we bought our house last year we inherited all of the appliances, which were heavily used and around 14 years old. Our oven is partially broken- the convection feature does not work and neither does the self-cleaning feature. Because of this, I clean my oven by hand. Of course, I like to use the most natural ingredients to clean it since our food is cooked in there.

Today, I'm sharing my simple baking soda paste recipe with you. It uses baking soda, water, and Castile soap. Castile soap is a very natural, all-purpose soap that you can find anywhere. One of the most popular Castile soap brands is Dr. Bronner's (which I have used in the past... it's great!). Today, I'm using the lavender Castile soap from Grove Collaborative. I received it as a free gift this summer for being a VIP member with Grove. Their Castile soap is great too and has a refreshing lavender scent.

Here is my Baking Soda paste recipe:

Baking Soda Paste for Cleaning

This multi-purpose cleaning paste is all-natural and uses ingredients you likely already have in your pantry.


  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1/2 cup liquid Castile soap
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Mix all ingredients together. Use this for all of your natural cleaning needs.
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If you clean your oven with baking soda, please remember a few things: always read your oven manual before cleaning your oven. Never put the cleaning solution on the heating rods, leave those alone. I tend to just scrub the areas that have collected grease and stains and avoid the heating rods entirely. Never use too much water to wipe out the baking soda.

I use the Grove Collaborative lavender liquid Castile soap, which cleans well and has a wonderful scent.

I'm also linking the Dr. Bronner's liquid Castile soap in lavender, from Amazon, which is another great brand that I have used in the past.

Before applying the paste and letting it sit, I vacuum out all of the larger crumbs with our wet dry vac.

Once the paste is applied, it's best to let it sit for as long as you can (overnight is ideal). In this video, I only let it sit for two hours because I had limited time, but as you can see with the results, it worked wonders to get the greasy stains out.

I hope you enjoy today's video and feel encouraged to clean your home with natural ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

Thank you for watching. Today, I would love to know how you clean your oven...

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you on Monday!

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Unknown said...

Hello Jennifer

Just watched your Clean the Oven video on YT. You should also try using a scouring stick, it is actually quite effective at removing stains and baked on "bits". It can also be used on the grates. I usually purchase it from Walmart or Home Depot.


Unknown said...


I am glad to know I am not the only one who doesn't have a self-cleaning oven~ Your recipe and video are going to inspire me to finish the oven cleaning project that I started!

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Cleaning the oven certainly is a difficult chore, and yes you can never get it 100% clean. About ten years ago shortly after I bought my condo, I had a home warranty service for a year (I think that was what it was called), and I needed to have my oven fixed. Since they couldn't get the part they needed, they bought me a brand new oven! It was great. For several weeks after that, whenever I had friends over I would bring them to my kitchen and show them how clean the inside was! =)


Fir Inna said...

Hello Jennifer! You make it so easy!Thanks for the inspiration! Inna

Naomi said...

I'm going to try this this week. I will look online for castile soap on amazon. I love having a new product to put up my sleeve. I use pure lemon oil from Doterra or Young Living to cut grease on the counters and I am wondering if I added it to the baking soda mixture if it would help cut oven grease even more... My old neighbor would buy oven sheets like these: https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/yoshi-trade-copper-non-stick-oven-liner/1062518505?Keyword=oven%20liner from bed bath and beyond so she wouldn't have to clean her oven. We are watching our budget, but I think they might be a good purchase for us. I hate cleaning the oven.

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Ladies, thank you for commenting on my oven video. I'm happy you enjoyed it! Have a wonderful evening! ~Jennifer