DIY Citrus + Vinegar Cleaning Solution.

thanks, yet again, to Pinterest… who led me to the blog Jam Hands…..I discovered a simple recipe for homemade, non-toxic, green household cleaning solution. 

Its SUPER easy to make and it smells…. clean (without the harsh chemical fumes that commercial cleaners have). And, if you’re like me, you have all of the ingredients sitting around your house already:

DIY Citrus Vinegar Cleaning Solution
Makes one quart

2 Lemons
2 Oranges
water (used later, see below)

1. If you’d 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. Add the strained liquid back to the jar & cap. This is the concentrated cleaning solution.

3. 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. Using the funnel, pour in the citrus vinegar mix into the spray bottle. Shake to combine. Store this solution in the fridge.

Source: Jam Hands via  Little Brick Ranch

 I combined the citrus and vinegar and let is sit in one of our large mason jars on top of the fridge for a few weeks….

 then, per the instructions, I strained out the pulp and peels, and poured the concentrated solution back into the mason jar. I added some of the solution to our new spray bottles and added water. I quickly sprayed down our kitchen counter tops and stove top and got to cleaning… so far I love it!

I now have our next batch brewing on top of the fridge!

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