Natural ingredients can be used to clean even the worst of messes. By combining the cleansing powers of baking soda, vinegar and essential oils you can clean your BBQ or smoker grill in less than 30 minutes. Right on for a job well done!


½ cup baking soda
¼ cup castile soap (
10 drops lemon or citrus essential oil (
Aunt Patty's Apple Cider Vinegar (


Mix all ingredients in a glass bowl. Add vinegar until mix has a thick liquid consistency (think olive oil). Remove grill grates from BBQ and brush on mixture – let sit on grill grates for 10-15 minutes. You may need to use a natural scrub brush or scouring brush to remove all pieces left behind. Rinse grates with water and towel dry.