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DIY – Natural way to make a Citrus-Vinegar Household Cleaner.

Are you looking for a non-toxic solution to cleaning up household messes or are you in a pinch and don’t have any cleaner on hand? You don’t need to spend a lot of money on natural, organic cleaners or head to the store; instead, you can make effective and great smelling cleaning fluid at home from two really simple kitchen cupboard ingredients, namely citrus and vinegar.


Preparing the Citrus Peel

Peel citrus fruits, such as oranges or lemons. The peels will be mixed with vinegar to create your solution. Either eat the fruit or use it in another recipe. Fill the bottle or jar with citrus peel. Depending on the size of the opening, you may need to chop the peel to fit. And be sure to fill the entire jar with peel.

Adding the Vinegar

Pour the white vinegar into the jar or bottle. Fill almost to the top, leaving enough space need to cap the bottle or screw on the jar lid.

Blending the Mixture

Place the jar or bottle in a cool, dry area. Allow the mixture to blend and “marinate” for approximately 10 days. This will help the essential oils to mix with the vinegar, which not only creates a good odor, but also turns this liquid into a potent cleaner.

Using the Cleaner

Use the citrus vinegar cleaning solution on nearly any surface in the home. However, always test it in an inconspicuous area when using for the first time, especially on wood surfaces before using. This solution may discolor wood, but is usually ideal for cleaning ceramic, stone, porcelain or laminate surfaces.


* The vinegar is an all-purpose cleaning agent that has long been used by household managers to remove grime and any residue; in this solution, it acts as the true cleaning agent. Citrus has the power to cut through grease and dissolve it, helping to add to the cleaning power of the vinegar; it also leaves behind a pleasant odor.

* Remove citrus peels from solution after 10 days of use.

* Place discarded citrus peel in the garbage disposal to disinfect and deodorize the sink.

* Information shared & attain from WikiHow.com.

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