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DIY - Citrus Infused Vinegar Cleaning Solution

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Vinegar is an incredibly powerful liquid. There are almost endless health benefits by using it both inside and outside your body (recipe here, here and here. ) You probably also know it can be used as a replacement for most cleaning solutions and detergents, and because it is so good for your health, it has almost no dangerous side effects. If anything, using vinegar as your goto cleaner can only improve the health of you and your family.
Adding citrus to a vinegar cleaner not only adds a pleasant smell, but it increases the cleaning power. Like many toxic cleaners, citrus helps it cut through grease, destroy molds and bacterias that may be hiding in your house and more. There are recipes out there for mixing vinegar with essential oils to get the same thing, but there's something nice about making it yourself that we just love at our house.
Here is the recipe:1. Fill a one quart mason jar with citrus peels.
2. Cover peels with white vinegar, place lid on jar, shake and allow to sit for 2-3 weeks.
3. Strain the citrus peels out of the vinegar.
4. Mix the vinegar solution and water in a spray bottle. (You can mix it in a 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3 solution depending on how strong you want your solution)
5. If you want more recipes and how-tos for making your own cleaners, check out this great post! http://www.theyummylife.com/Natural_Citrus_Vinegar_Cleaners
Difficulty: Easy

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  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Feb 7, 2013

    Thank you for the recipe, Jeremy. I want to try this!

  • Jeremy Dixon
    Jeremy Dixon Clarksville, TN
    on Feb 7, 2013

    This is one of the only cleaners we use around our house. Haven't bought a store brand in over 2 years now.

  • Aldine May
    Aldine May Tempe, AZ
    on Feb 8, 2013

    I have been making this and using it for over a year and absolutely love it. It is powerful without an overwhelming scent. I can't make it fast enough. Cleans grease in a snap. I use it for everything.

  • Lucy
    Lucy Upland, CA
    on Feb 8, 2013

    HELP !!! dose any one know how to clean and I mean CLEAN! Chrome Skillets from all the Burnt on bottoms and sides.? I have Martha Stewart Every Day Living Cookware I tried the Baking soda and lemon trick. It Don't work for this . HELPPPPP!!!

  • Bea F
    Bea F Corpus Christi, TX
    on Feb 8, 2013

    I will have to try this. Thanks for the idea.

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