This amazing cleaner only needs two ingredients — citrus peels and vinegar! Both work together to create a household helper that busts through grime and leaves a nice lingering scent. And there are no additives or hard-to-pronounce ingredients, just all-natural goodness. Pick up white vinegar at the dollar store and save your lemon and orange peels for a cleaner that basically costs nothing to make.
What You'll Need:
- 2 cups lemon peels and orange peels
- 1 pint container
- 2 cups white vinegar
- Small spray bottle
- Place the orange and lemon peels in the glass container to create the base of the spray cleaner. You only want the peels, so use a sharp knife to cut away any fruit that is still connected. Cover with vinegar, seal the jar, and place in a cool, dark spot for one week.
- Citrus peels contain limonene, a natural solvent that helps clean your home, while vinegar effectively kills most mold, bacteria, and germs, due to its level of acidity. Placing the two together for a long soak creates a cleaning solution that's safe to use anywhere in your home. Strain into a spray bottle, reserving the rinds, and your homemade cleaner is ready to use.
- Use for cleaning wood furniture, refreshing kitchen countertops, or in the bathroom. And you can reuse the peels, covering again with vinegar, to make another batch. You can't beat that.
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