Do It Yourself: Green Cleaner

It's no secret that chemicals are everywhere. It's unfortunate.
I'm always excited to find new (and cheap!) ways of reducing my exposure. So obviously this post on pintrest captured my attention!

It's ridiculously easy too, bonus!
Just add a bunch of orange peels into a jar (I added a lemon peel too), fill with white vinegar until the peels are covered, and let it sit for a week or two. After it has steeped, strain out the liquid and store it in a jar or spray bottle.
*I've actually added a few sage and rosemary leaves to the strained mixture to add an extra umph.

So far I've used it successfully to clean my kitchen counters, my kitchen floor (diluted), my bathroom, and it worked quite well getting the icky smell out of a travel mug that had coffee in it for too long (just put a little in and shake it around).

I'm actually getting a little low now, and if I keep using it at this pace I'll need to make more soon. These are some options I'm thinking about for the next batch:

Orange
lime
Lemon
Grapefruit
Cinnamon Stick
Sage
Rosemary
Mint
Lavender

And I'm sure the list could go on, do you have any ideas?

Hope you're having a fantastic Sunday!

6 comments:

  1. Can't wait to try this!!

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  2. Love this! I have gone to cleaning almost everything with vinegar, but I love the orange addition! I just bought some oranges today so I am definitely going to try this!
    Cheers!
    Liz
    www.gimmesomestyleblog.com

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    1. Vinegar is great, so versatile!
      Thanks for stopping by :)
      -Fiona

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  3. I have made this a couple times now. I haven't used it for much, but I do put it in the rinse cycle in my dishwasher. If you don't use enough oranges, limes, lemons, or grapefruits in one day to fill the jar, put the jar in the fridge until it is full of peels and then put vinegar over it and set it on your kitchen counter top.

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    1. Hm interesting! I just filled the jar with more vinegar as I added more peels.

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