Anne Thompson
Anne Thompson
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  • Ft Mitchell, KY

DIY Citrusy Eucalyptus Multi-Purpose Cleaner


It's almost time to start spring cleaning, and instead of stocking up on commercial cleaners that I feel are unnecessarily toxic, this year I'm making my own, and using more natural products to get my home to sparkle.
Use natural ingredients to make a fresh, multi-tasking home cleaning solution. Start with some orange peels and a glass jar.
Use natural ingredients to make a fresh, multi-tasking home cleaning solution. Start with some orange peels and a glass jar.
Fill the jar at least halfway with the peels. Pour plain white vinegar over them. Put the lid on, and shake. Let it sit for at least a week.
Fill the jar at least halfway with the peels. Pour plain white vinegar over them. Put the lid on, and shake. Let it sit for at least a week.
When you're ready, get a spray bottle.
When you're ready, get a spray bottle.
Strain the liquid out of the jar, and into a measuring cup you can pour from.
Strain the liquid out of the jar, and into a measuring cup you can pour from.
You can set the orange peels aside to throw down your garbage disposal - double win!
You can set the orange peels aside to throw down your garbage disposal - double win!
Pour your citrus mixture into the spray bottle.Add an equal amount of water, as you have citrus mixture.
Pour your citrus mixture into the spray bottle.Add an equal amount of water, as you have citrus mixture.
Then, add several drops of eucalyptus essential oil.
Then, add several drops of eucalyptus essential oil.
Use on surfaces like sinks, faucets, countertops, and tubs.
Use on surfaces like sinks, faucets, countertops, and tubs.
Enjoy cleaning your home with a natural product you made yourself!
Enjoy cleaning your home with a natural product you made yourself!

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  • Anne Thompson
    on Mar 17, 2014

    *spot test to be sure. Hope this is helpful!

  • Jay Taylor
    on Mar 19, 2014

    Thank you for the great instructions for cleaning. Many chemical products clean the objects but at the same time, they may take away the shine of the object. Therefore,that is why your idea is helpful in cleaning the objects without taking away its shine.

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