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DIY Citrus Spray Cleaner

All-Natural Citrus Spray Cleaner

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

Directions:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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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