DIY Citrus All-Purpose Cleaner

If you’ve seen this around and haven’t started doing this yet, do it! It’s so easy and way more economical than buying store-bought green cleaner and it works amazingly well. I was actually surprised by this. So…just like with cooking, I don’t do measurements well. I throw a little of this and a little of that in and voila, we’ve got dinner! Same with this. I just found a big jar, poured in some vinegar and threw in all of the citrus peels I had, covered it and let it infuse for 1-2 weeks and I had myself an awesome cleaner. If you want something more precise I think it goes something like this: 16 oz. of vinegar to 2 orange peels (or 1 orange peel, 2 lime peels, you get the idea!).

DIY Citrus All-Purpose Cleaner

Supplies

How-To

Get your cheap distilled vinegar

Get some citrus peels and a jar (Every time I juice or cut a lemon or any citrus fruit I stick the peels in this big freezer bag so I always have my peels ready to go. Smart, right? 😉 I thought so.)

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I use any citrus: lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit

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Pour in the vinegar + peels and cover with a cloth and rubber band. Skip this step if your jar comes with a lid. Let the jar sit for 1-2 weeks to infuse the citrus oils with the vinegar.

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Invest in one of these bad boys. Love that it’s collapsible.

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Pour your infused mixture in an old spray bottle. Don’t have a spray bottle, you can get a set of three for cheap here. The color should come out something like this. I use a lot of citrus and this infused for awhile so it’s pretty dark.

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That’s it! So easy, right? Takes two seconds to pour some vinegar and peels in a jar and it’s an easy rotation as long as you have a few bottles of vinegar in your cleaning cabinet, citrus in your freezer and reusable spray bottles. Have a jar always going and just refill when needed. Let me know how it turns out for you! I have loved cleaning with this stuff, especially the toilet. Wait…did I just say I loved cleaning the toilet? Let me rephrase: I love how clean the toilet gets. 😉

DIY All-Purpose Citrus Cleaner

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2 Comments

  • So easy! I am definitely going to be doing this! Will smell much better than plain vinegar!

    • Freshly Grown says:

      Totally smells better than plain vinegar. 🙂

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