Natural Scented Vinegar for Cleaning

3 Materials
3 Minutes

This super easy DIY will show you how to make scented vinegar for cleaning. Vinegar can be infused with fragrant ingredients to reduce the smell of white distilled vinegar, which is a cheap and nontoxic natural cleaner.

natural pine scented vinegar for cleaning

The recipe to make scented vinegar for cleaning is really very easy. In fact, you probably already have the ingredients at home.

natural pine scented vinegar for cleaning

Use a glass jar. It can be a mason jar. Or a recycled glass jar, such as a spaghetti sauce jar.

natural pine scented vinegar for cleaning

For pine scented vinegar for cleaning, stuff the glass jar with small pine branches. Using an old Christmas tree is perfect for this project. Or cut down pine branches from trees in your backyard or the woods.

You can use all of one kind of pine tree, or different types of pine varieties mixed together.

natural pine scented vinegar for cleaning

Cover the pine branches with white distilled vinegar. Here's a great list of what kind of vinegar to clean with if you're thinking of using another type of vinegar.

You can use pure vinegar to completely fill the bottle.

If you'd like a less acidic cleaning vinegar, dilute the vinegar by adding water. Consider adding half white distilled vinegar, and half water.

natural pine scented vinegar for cleaning

Keep the vinegar steeping for 2-3 weeks. Then strain the vinegar into a spray bottle and use like a normal vinegar for cleaning.

*The vinegar will be colored brown.

natural pine scented vinegar for cleaning

Want to speed things up? Check out my blog post on Pine Scented Vinegar for Cleaning (link below) for tips on how to make this cleaning vinegar in 2 days.

Also, check out the article for other fragrance options if you don't have pine branches.

This Pine Scented Vinegar is perfect to clean a toilet with vinegar.

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3 of 4 questions
  • Vicki Lloyd Raines
    on Jan 16, 2019

    Where is the link to speed up the process?

    • Betty Sutton Smith
      on Feb 1, 2019

      i picked some cedar twigs today and got them in my jar of vinegar cant wait to try it . i set it in my window where the sun shines on it.


  • Barbara
    on Jan 17, 2019

    How can I print the directions without the pictures?

    • Angie Wilt
      7 days ago

      BARBARA - PS - it might be easier to hi-light each script between the pictures - then right click your mouse, select "copy" and then go to your word program - or to your e-mail and select compose - send it to yourself. In the body of that e-mail - using the right side of the mouse - click "paste". Then hit send and you can e-mail the instructions to yourself.

  • Diane Ladd
    on Jan 20, 2019

    What about mixing essential oil for flavoring. 10-15 drops would probably work in a diluted vinegar mason jar?

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  • Hilliriah Jacobs
    on Feb 7, 2019

    I use citrus peel

  • Angie Wilt
    7 days ago

    I use a lot of white vinegar when cleaning - and also to get odors out of laundry - the different scents should make using this a more pleasant smelling experience!

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