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How to make a Citrus Cleaning Vinegar

About this Tip:

A vinegar and orange oil cleaner for hard surfaces. EXCEPT wood and natural stone.

A vinegar and orange oil cleaner for hard surfaces. except wood and natural stone

How to:

  1. Peel oranges, lemons or grapefruit and save the peels. I usually do this as I eat the fruit and store it in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
  2. Once you have enough peels to fill a quart fruit jar, pack the peels (no fruit) into the jar
  3. Fill the jar to the top with white vinegar and cover with the lid
  4. Allow the jar to on the counter for about 4 weeks, giving the jar an ocasional shake.
  5. At the end of 4 weeks strain out the peels.
  6. Dilute, in a labeled spray bottle, half of the citrus solution and half fresh white vinegar.
  7. Store the other half of the citrus/vinegar solution in the refrigerator for later use
  8. Use the spray as a cleaner for hard surfaces such as sinks, counters, stove tops, etc.
  9. Spray and wipe. I suggest using a microfiber cloth.

Warnings & Cautions:

DO NOT USE this solution on stone surfaces such as granite, marble, etc. Vinegar can etch these surfaces.

Linda Says:

When I strain the peel out of the solution I put it down the disposal to clean, sanitize and freshen.

Why It Works:

The oil from the fruit peels and vinegar combine to make a safe, natural cleaner