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How to make a Citrus Cleaning Vinegar
About this Tip:
A vinegar and orange oil cleaner for hard surfaces. EXCEPT wood and natural stone.
A vinegar and orange oil cleaner for hard surfaces. except wood and natural stone
- Peel oranges, lemons or grapefruit and save the peels. I usually do this as I eat the fruit and store it in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
- Once you have enough peels to fill a quart fruit jar, pack the peels (no fruit) into the jar
- Fill the jar to the top with white vinegar and cover with the lid
- Allow the jar to on the counter for about 4 weeks, giving the jar an ocasional shake.
- At the end of 4 weeks strain out the peels.
- Dilute, in a labeled spray bottle, half of the citrus solution and half fresh white vinegar.
- Store the other half of the citrus/vinegar solution in the refrigerator for later use
- Use the spray as a cleaner for hard surfaces such as sinks, counters, stove tops, etc.
- Spray and wipe. I suggest using a microfiber cloth.
Warnings & Cautions:
DO NOT USE this solution on stone surfaces such as granite, marble, etc. Vinegar can etch these surfaces.
When I strain the peel out of the solution I put it down the disposal to clean, sanitize and freshen.
Why It Works:
The oil from the fruit peels and vinegar combine to make a safe, natural cleaner