Natural Homemade Citrus Vinegar Cleaner

This Natural Citrus Vinegar Cleaner is a great all-purpose cleaner that smells wonderful, cleans good and is non-toxic.  
Do you love homemade cleaning products? White Vinegar is one of my favorite all - natural cleaning ingredients. It can be used for everything from unclogging a drain, mopping floors, deodorizing and softening laundry to a safe and effective cleaner for various surfaces. The only downside to cleaning with vinegar is that most people find the smell to be unpleasant., but it doesn't really bother me.  

When I make homemade lemonade, I like to repurpose the citrus peels and combine them with herbs from my garden and transform regular vinegar into a fresh, citrusy scent. Vinegar is inexpensive, non toxic, eco-friendly and very effective in killing various bacteria and viruses. 

The acid in lemons and other citrus fruit is great for cleaning and can kill bacteria, remove mold and mildew and cut through grease. So, don't throw away those lemon and citrus scraps. Instead, turn them into an effective, homemade, non - toxic cleaning spray. I hope you'll give this greener cleaner a try!


  • Lemon Thyme + Lemon 
  • Rosemary  Sprigs + Lemon 
  • Rosemary, Mint + Lemon 
  • Lavender +  Lemon 
  • Basil & Lemon
  • Lemon Balm + Lemon 
  • Rosemary Sprigs + Orange 
  • Apple Mint & Lemon or Orange 
  • Thyme & Orange 
  • Lemon Peels & Lime Peels 
  • Basil & Lime 
  • Mint & Lime 
  • Evergreen Branches or Pine Needles + Vinegar (for Christmas) 

  • Citrus peels (lemon, orange, tangerine, lime or a combination) 
  • Fresh Aromatic Herbs such as Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lemon Thyme, Rosemary or Mint
  • 5% Acidity White Vinegar 
  • 1 - Quart Size Mason Jar 
  • 1 - Spray Bottle 
  • Fine Mesh Strainer, Yogurt Strainer or Cheese Cloth 

Fill the mason jar with citrus peels and herbs (your jar should be at least half full). 

Add enough white vinegar to cover the peels. 

Seal the jar tightly with a non metal lid .Allow the mixture to infuse in a cool, dark place for 2-3 weeks. 

When the infusion time is up, strain the contents through a fine mesh strainer. Make sure to press down and release all of the citrus vinegar. 

and this will be our cleaning concentrate. 

Store the citrus concentrate in mason jar. 

When ready to use , pour the concentrate into a spray bottle and use a 1:1 ratio (equal parts) of water and vinegar concentrate to make an all purpose cleaner. 

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