Citrus Vinegar Cleaning Spray

I was inspired by This Pin on Pinterest and just had to make my own citrus vinegar cleaning spray.

Weeks ago, I put the peels from lemons, grapefruits and oranges into separate mason jars.  Then I poured white vinegar over them, until the jars were full.  I used my huge jars.  Smaller ones may have been a better choice, since now I have a decades worth of citrus vinegar.  If you were my neighbor I’d share with you, so you wouldn’t have to make your own.  I’d also give you lots of free eggs, from our egg factory out back.  We are swimming in eggs.  But alas you are not my neighbor, you may want to reevaluate your living situation.  Free eggs and citrus vinegar, those are perfectly valid reasons to move, just sayin’.

And now I’ve gotten off track.  Focus, Amy, focus.

They were so pretty, I let them sit on the counter.

They sat there for about 3 weeks.  The directions called for 2 weeks, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt if they sat a little longer.

When I felt they were all sufficiently marinated, I poured each type into a separate spray bottle, half way, with a funnel.  Then I topped them off with H2O.

My favorite one is the grapefruit, not pictured because I put that in my empty Mrs. Meyers spray bottle and was too lazy to peel the label off, so I didn’t take a photo.  Mrs. Meyer’s is awesome, but homemade citrus vinegar is WAY cheaper!

It smells good, cleans well, is cheap and super easy to make, so why isn’t everyone doing this?

12 Comments

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12 responses to “Citrus Vinegar Cleaning Spray

  1. Donna Hettlage

    Awesome!! I want some!! I will have to try it. I am all into natural cleaning products. Love Mrs. Meyers btw. And I will so move to Tucson just to live near you! 🙂

  2. Donna Hettlage

    I will! I hope to make it soon. And…I am on my way! 😉

    I have a recipe I’m trying today that I have to send you if it turns out. It’s a decadent dessert: a mix of brownie and cookie and pretzel m & m’s. 😀

    How are you healing?

    • I’ll leave the light on for you ;).
      I am healing nicely. I feel good. Now I just need to keep myself in check. I want to do more than I am supposed to just yet.

      I can’t wait to hear how the dessert turns out. I don’t usually make dessert, that’s Der’s gig, but there are always exceptions.

  3. Donna Hettlage

    So glad to hear you are healing well! And beautiful daisies!!! I love them!

    You are so lucky to have a hubby that bakes!! What are his specialties? Our dessert was way too rich. We ended up giving half the pan away to neighbors. 😉 But it was good. Let me give you the recipe and you can decide if you want to try it:
    http://thenonpareilbaker.blogspot.ca/2011/04/peanut-butter-cookie-dough-brownies.html
    I would tweak the flour/milk ratio as our dough was very crumbly.

    Have a nice Sunday!!! 🙂

    • Thanks Donna!
      He does all of the birthday cakes, beyond that though it’s just whatever he’s craving. Lot’s of cookies and brownies.
      I will pass the recipe on and see what he thinks.

  4. Donna Hettlage

    Let me know if you guys try it!

  5. Olivia

    pfffft all my neighbor gives me is dirty looks and a bad rash. Ok maybe not a rash, if i sat on their couch I’m sure that would be the case

  6. Oh my! Then please avoid their couch at all costs!

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  8. I love this idea…what a great way to recycle lemon peels etc. Very creative!

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