GET. THE. CHEMICALS. OUT. OF. YOUR. HOUSE.
We have all heard of the cleaning power of vinegar, but you must admit, the odor is less than pleasant. It fades as it dries, sure, but I find that a pleasant smell during the cleaning certainly improves my will to scrub!
Our solution: citrus vinegar. Citrus vinegar is my favorite, favorite all-purpose cleaner. I've mentioned it before once or twice, but I believe that it deserves it's very own post. Right now, when spring cleaning season is merging with lemonade (we had our first sip this past weekend) season, it's the perfect time.
Citrus vinegar is effective, frugal, and has an agreeable scent. I use it anywhere that I would use vinegar and more! The lemony scent boosts the power and makes this cleaner double as an insect deterrent
1. If you like juice the lemons and oranges first and save the juice for other uses. Using a spoon, scrape out the fleshy parts leaving just the outer skin and the white pith.
2. Add to a quart size jar. Fill with vinegar and cap the jar. Let sit for about 2 weeks then strain out the peels. Rinse out the canning jar.
3. Add the strained liquid back to the jar and cap. This is the concentrated cleaning solution.
4. To prepare for use you will need a clean spray bottle size of your choosing and a funnel. Fill the spray bottle 3/4 of the way up with water.
5. Using the funnel pour in the citrus vinegar. Shake to combine. Store this solution in the fridge. We have all heard of the cleaning power of vinegar, but you must admit, the odor is less than pleasant. It fades as it dries, sure, but I find that a pleasant smell during the cleaning certainly improves my will to scrub!