Citrus All-Purpose Cleaner
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.
A glass jar with a lid
A spray bottle
- White Vinegar
- Orange, grapefruit or lemon peels
- Essential oil: grapefruit, sweet orange, or lemon
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
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!
The longer it steeps, the stronger it gets but I suggest straining out the concentrate after 2 weeks and throwing away the citrus peels.