Natural Scented Vinegar for Cleaning

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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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  • Vicki Lloyd Raines Vicki Lloyd Raines on Jan 16, 2019

    Where is the link to speed up the process?

  • Barbara Barbara on Jan 17, 2019

    How can I print the directions without the pictures?

  • Diane Ladd 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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  • Angie Wilt Angie Wilt on Feb 10, 2019

    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!

  • Cynthia Phillips Cynthia Phillips on Mar 14, 2019

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