CleanersNatural Super All Purpose Cleaning Vinegar Recipe

Natural Super All Purpose Cleaning Vinegar Recipe

This natural super all purpose cleaning vinegar recipe is a frugal way to cut through dirt and grime without toxic chemicals with ingredients you can’t pronounce.

Now, every time you peel a orange, grapefruit, lemon or lime – you will want to save them to make your own all purpose cleaner. Waste not, Want not !

Natural Super All Purpose Cleaning Vinegar Recipe

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This is a popular cleaner to use on countertops, sinks, windows, and the floor. It’s a mix of natural ingredients that make vinegar a solution for wiping down stains. One of the reasons for its popularity is the lack of chemical burns it could cause. Avoiding the use of such chemicals would could harm the surface being cleaning is helpful – and cheap. So, for this ultimate cleaning solution, this is how it can be made at home.

Natural Super All Purpose Cleaning Vinegar Recipe

Get some citrus peels, whether it’s lemon, orange or lime, and use the remains of those fruits by placing the peels in a Mason jar. Next, pour vinegar, white or apple, over all the citrus peels and make sure they’re filled with it. Stick the lid on it, place in a darkened area that is cool, and shake it up every few days. Let the citrus oils steep itself within the vinegar, from as little as two months to as many as six months. The longer, the better; the vinegar smell will go away, but the citrus scent will stay.

Drain the citrus vinegar into an open glass container. Mix the citrus vinegar with either two cups of water or one cup of water with one cup of vinegar in a recycled spray bottle. Glass is preferable as plastic can break down over time, meaning possible leaks. But, just like that, the homemade natural vinegar cleaner is ready to use and it is as effective as store-bought vinegar.


2 – 3 cups of citrus peels (Your choice of Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit or Lime

3 cups vinegar

2 durable, refillable, 16 oz glass spray bottles designed with specialized blue cobalt glass (Buy Here – Amazon)

Makes 3 to 4 cups of cleaning solution

1. Place citrus peels in glass jar and cover with vinegar one inch passed the peels.

2. Place mason jar lid on and set it in a dark cool cupboard to slowly infuse it’s essential oil antibacterial properties.

The citrus/vinegar infusion can be used at 6 weeks and will become even stronger if left to infuse over the coming months. Can be infused for up to five months.

Gently strain out the citrus peels from the vinegar mixture.

Here is where it becomes fun:

You can use the citrus infused mixture full strength for tremendous cleaning power.

You can mix the citrus vinegar with equal parts water for a strong cleaner.

You can dilute citrus peel infusion mixture with 1 part vinegar to 2 parts citrus peel infusion for a useful natural all purpose cleaner.

Natural Super All Purpose Cleaning Vinegar Recipe

2 durable, refillable, 16 oz glass spray bottles designed with specialized blue cobalt glass (Buy Here – Amazon)

Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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