Citrus Infused Vinegar Cleaner DIY #MakersMixUp

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This two ingredient Citrus Infused Vinegar Cleaner is the perfect addition to your cleaning arsenal! It’s eco-friendly, inexpensive and easy to make!

This two ingredient Citrus Infused Vinegar Cleaner is the perfect addition to your cleaning arsenal! It's eco-friendly, inexpensive and easy to make!

Now that Lily is here, I feel like I’m even more cautious of what comes into our home. I want to be sure that we aren’t bringing unnecessary chemicals into the house so I’m even more DIY-happy with our cleaning supplies.

However, with having a baby in the house, I need easy. As much as I want to at times, I can’t spend forever on a project right now. And who am I kidding – I’d much rather be enjoying some baby snuggles instead of cleaning our house ;) But one of my favorite cleaners only needs two ingredients and is super simple to make.

Citrus Infused Vinegar Cleaner.

We always have vinegar in the house and when we have oranges, lemons or limes – we rarely do anything with the peels. So this practical cleaner is perfect for our household!

This two ingredient Citrus Infused Vinegar Cleaner is the perfect addition to your cleaning arsenal! It's eco-friendly, inexpensive and easy to make!

Why citrus?

Oranges and lemons provide some great cleaning properties. We almost always use oranges because we have those on hand, but either one is a great option depending on what you want to clean.

Oranges are great for cutting through grease, making them the perfect addition to your kitchen cleaning cabinet. Need antiviral and antibacterial cleaning properties instead? Opt for lemon peels. Or if you’d like both, just use them together for a super powerful citrus infused vinegar cleaner.

citrus infused vinegar cleaner supplies

  • Orange or lemon peels
  • Glass jar
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Spray bottle

citrus infused vinegar cleaner steps

  1. Peel the oranges or lemons, trying to leave little to no fruit or pitch on the peel
  2. Fill your jar 1/2 to 3/4 full with the peels
  3. Cover to the top with vinegar
  4. Let sit for a minimum of 2-4 weeks in a dark area (such as in a pantry or cabinet)
  5. Once it’s ready, strain peels from the vinegar and pour into a spray bottle to use as your new favorite cleaner!

This two ingredient Citrus Infused Vinegar Cleaner is the perfect addition to your cleaning arsenal! It's eco-friendly, inexpensive and easy to make!

And if you’re unsure of what you can clean with this cleansing combo, check out these 40 household uses for vinegar. There are TONS of items in your home that this cleaner would be perfect for.

Have some citrus-themed ideas of your own? Join us in this week’s Maker’s Mix-Up! This week’s theme is Citrus and we want to see all of your citrus themed recipes + projects!

Let’s chat!

Do you use vinegar to clean your house? What’s your favorite green cleaner?

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