DIY Cleaners : Marble + Granite Cleaning Spray

Marble + Granite Cleaning Spray - Clean Mama

This isn’t the first time I’ve shared this recipe on the blog and a version of this recipe is also in my book, but since I use it multiple times a day on my kitchen counters I thought it might be time to re-share this recipe.  It’s easily one of my favorites!

If you have granite or marble counters you know that they take a little more care to clean up any spills right away and you also have to be very careful to use only ingredients that are safe to use on them.  Most countertop manufacturers and installers recommend just using dish soap and water, which I use regularly to clean my counters, but I do like a good spray cleaner 🙂  This recipe is a twist on the soap and water but I’ve added a little rubbing alcohol – the reason for this is 3-fold: (1) alcohol kills germs, (2) alcohol helps the water to dry a little more quickly, (3) alcohol is pH neutral – it has the same acidity of water. You can’t use vinegar on stone counters because the vinegar has a pH and over time it will etch away at the finish of your stone.  Not good.  Give this recipe a try – you’ll love how quick it is to mix up and how easy it is to use.

Gather your ingredients and tools…

Ingredients for Marble + Granite Cleaning Spray - Clean Mama


  • 3 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon castile or dish soap (if you want your spray to smell like your dish soap, use that)


  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoon
  • funnel – this just makes it easier to pour liquid ingredients into a spray bottle
  • spray bottle

Combine ingredients, close spray bottle, shake, and CLEAN!

Marble + Granite Cleaning Spray on Counter

You can purchase the recipe label, spray bottle, and aqua (or white) bar mop towels in my shop, Clean Mama Home.


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  1. This is my favorite granite cleaner! Do you have any suggestions for cleaning the mineral deposits that are starting to form around my kitchen faucet? I know I’m not supposed to use vinegar on granite, and I haven’t found anything that will dissolve them.

    • Thanks Kim! Just be careful around the granite – you can soak a paper towel or rag with vinegar and lay it on the fixture and let it sit for 30 minutes or so and the deposit will be dissolved.

  2. I really love all of your tips and trix! Thanks for a great blog!

  3. Thanks for sharing! Would it be safe to add any essentially oils to this? Not sure about their safety w natural stone.

  4. Is this effective on things like raw meat juice etc? That’s always my concern. Thanks!

  5. Do you know of any recipes that can be used on granite and is effective on meat juice and other kitchen germs? Thanks

  6. How long can this mixture be stored in the spray bottle?

  7. Anne Brauner says:

    Aqua has to be my favorite color and I just love the Aqua colored Bar Towels. Do you treat them any differently when you launder them?

  8. Yesim Peddy says:

    I feel like this cleaner does get my counters clean but it seems to leave a film on my granite. Is this cleaner specifically for deep cleaning and not for shining? Just curious. I love your recipes!

  9. I’ve made this a couple of times and found my mixture to be cloudy. It doesn’t bother me but does that see normal to you?

  10. Just bought your book, and my sweet 11 yo dd and I have already poured over it, ordered and received beautiful new glass spray bottles, and made a few of your DIY cleaning recipes 🙂 So much fun!
    We just underwent a major bath and kitchen remodel and have travertine countertops in the master and powder baths. Is this granite/marble cleaner okay to use on travertine counters?
    Also wondering if you happen to know if it is okay on Cosentino Eco countertops, which we now have in our kitchen.
    Thanks a ton!

  11. I have pet urine on my marble in front of the fireplace. Do you know if this would work or should I try something else?

  12. Deborah Glauser says:

    I have a pebbled shower floor with colored grout that is now showing white like hard water stains. I’ve tried lemon juice, vinegar & others but it’s getting worse. Any suggestions? Thanks!!

  13. Can vodka be used instead of rubbing alcohol?

  14. Do you have any suggestions for cleaning travertine In a shower

  15. Can this be used on Quartz countertops? If not, do you have a cleaner you recommend for Quartz? Thanks!

  16. Deveri Hudson says:

    Hi Becky,
    I recently discovered your blog and I’m using your daily shower spray and bathroom cleaner – love them!!
    I have limestone in my kitchen; is your granite and marble recipe safe to use on them?
    Many thanks,

  17. Can this be used for Corian countertops?

  18. This doesn’t need to be rinsed off? Just wiped with a towel?

  19. can you use peppermint castille soap in this recipe? Would that harm granite? Thank you!

  20. Jan Monahan says:

    Do you have any ideas to make the marble shine again? It seems dull. Thanks

  21. Is this cleaner safe on honed granite and honed marble? That is what I have in my kitchen, not the shiny kinds. Thank you.

  22. Does this work on quartz?

  23. 2 questions:
    1. Raw meat on granite.. What do you recommend?
    2. Is this safe to use on surfaces where my kiddo eats? If not, what do you recommend?

  24. Hey! Would it work for Terazzo? I just moved in to a house and I have terazzo in the outdoor kitchen and outdoor baths and sinks. It’s very old and it’s dirty and in some corners moldy (in the sink) is the spray good for cleaning all of it? Would you use a microfiber cloth?
    Thank you so much! I love your blogposts! Keep o rockin 😉

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