Homemade multipurpose citrus-infused cleaners are all the rage when it comes to a low waste and toxic-free home. It’s a great way to use up all your citrus peel and very budget-friendly.
It’s simple, it’s easy, and it totally works.
What you need
- Jar or Container (I like to use a repurposed glass jar)
- Citrus peel or any kind, Lemons, Orange or Lime
- White Vinegar
- Essential oils (optional)
- Spray bottle
First things first, collect all your lemons, orange and/or lime skins in a container. I keep mine in the freezer until they are full or a few weeks before I’m about to run out of my current cleaner.
Defrost these before step 2 if you are keeping them in the freezer.
Using the same glass jar I stored the citrus skins in, add
- ⅔ with the vinegar
- ⅓ with water
- few drops of essential oil (optional)
Screw the lid on tight and let it sit for 2 weeks. The vinegar will turn a yellow or orange colour. Depending on what skins you have used.
After the 2 weeks are up, strain the mixture and fill your spray bottle
- ½ citrus/vinegar liquid
- ¼ white vinegar
- ¼ water
And your good to go.
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