Make your own natural citrus cleaning spray!
I love this homemade natural citrus cleaning spray. It’s so cheap, so simple, free of chemicals, it smells yum and work really well. What a star!
I found this cool idea for making citrus-infused vinegar on a friend’s Facebook status, who had found it here. I had to experiment straight away. After playing around a little, I came up with this all-purpose cleaning spray using the vinegar!
Citrus Cleaning Spray
This is what you need:
Citrus peels (orange and mandarine are best)
Glass bottles or jars (with a wide mouth so you can get them out again – very important!!)
So, this is how you do it:
Start collecting your citrus peels in your jar.
Tear them up, squeezing as you go (I found this released more of the natural citrusy oils) as you put them in the bottle or jar.
Pour over the vinegar until all the peels are covered. You can add more citrus peels to this mix as you collect them too.
Secure lid and store in a cool, dark place for about four weeks. You can leave them longer if you want – they will start to ferment and you get the extra goodness of good bacteria.
Strain the vinegar.
You may need to do this several times if there are lots of pithy bits.
Look how beautiful the colour is – I used mostly orange and mandarine skins. The peels end up very mushy.
Now, pour the vinegar, using a funnel into a spray bottle. You can repurpose one you already have, just make sure it hasn’t had any chemicals in it or you wash it really well.
Next, add a good squirt (depending on how big your bottle is) of natural dishwashing detergent and give it a good shake.
Now, you are ready to use your own natural citrus cleaning spray.
I use it in the kitchen, in the bathroom, on glass…. anywhere that needs a good clean. You can also use it with bicarbonate of soda for really greasy or grotty stuff. Just sprinkle the bicarb and spray with your magic spray, give it a good scrub and rinse well.
As always, I would love to hear how you go if you decide to make some of your own.
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