DIY Cleaning Products: Citrus Vinegar

Making citrus vinegar will make you a better person (not really). But, it will make an excellent base for DIY cleaning products!!! Citrus fruit peels contain a natural solvent, Limonene. It is used in a wide range of products like cosmetics, flavorings, solvents, paint strippers, and air fresheners. For cleaning product purposes, you can make¬†your own at home with leftover citrus peels and white vinegar. Use whatever you have–lemons, limes, oranges, tangerines, etc.

Use a ratio of 1 peel to 1 cup vinegar. Put it in a jar with a lid and let it sit for 2 weeks. Then, just pour it through a strainer and it’s ready to use. I like to use it for DIY Produce Wash and a bathroom cleaner–Orange You Awesome Sauce (recipe pending), which is just a beefed up version of my regular Awesome Sauce–just swap regular vinegar for this Citrus Vinegar.

THE RECIPE: Citrus Vinegar
Makes 1 cup. Double, triple, or quadruple recipe as desired. :)

1 citrus peel
1 cup white vinegar

1. Place citrus peel(s) and vinegar in a jar, seal, and let it sit for 2 weeks.
2. Strain to remove peels and your new citrus vinegar base is ready to use however you choose. I’m a poet and didn’t know it. (sorry)

 

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