Spring Natural DIY Cleaner


Citrus All-Purpose Cleaner

This is such a nice simple recipe for making a natural all-purpose household cleaner. It requires no special ingredients, works great and is quick to make on the go.

  
We all have our reasons, but I started experimenting with DIY cleaning concoctions because I didn’t like all the plastic bottles that commercial cleaners resulted in. To add to that, I needed one for my floor, one for my toilet, another for my tiles, and a walk-in pantry to keep it all in.  For some of us, it is the expense, for others its the toxins that we inadvertently ingest or the chemicals that despite going through a water purification process, pollute our waterways, harming wildlife. Whatever your reason, enjoy experimenting and make natural DIY cleaners like this with your own personal touch.
  
You need 
A glass jar with a lid 
A spray bottle 
  
Ingredients 

  • White Vinegar                                                              
  • Orange, grapefruit or lemon peels 
  • Essential oil: grapefruit, sweet orange, or lemon 

Instructions

 Stuff a glass jar half full with citrus peels
 Fill the rest of the jar with white vinegar and close the lid 
Give it a shake and let steep for a few hours or overnight
Drain out the vinegar and double it with water in a spray bottle 
Add a few drops of your choice of essential oil 
  
Uses 
Lemon juice and vinegar have anti-bacterial and anti-microorganism properties so use this all-purpose cleaner in the bathroom and the kitchen. 
Bathtubs, toilets, sinks, counters, tiles, showers, floors, everywhere! 
  
Notes 
The longer it steeps, the stronger it gets but I suggest straining out the concentrate after 2 weeks and throwing away the citrus peels.