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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Homemade All-Natural, All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

I'll admit, I didn't crack the code on this special cleaner, this stuff has been around for AGES. I just happened to make it for the first time this past week and I thought maybe a few of my readers would enjoy the "recipe" as well.

{So, please don't send me haunting messages on how your grandmother has been doing this for years and you already knew about, mmm-k?}

I involved the kids in this little project too - taught them how to peel their own oranges, fill the jar, pour in the vinegar, watch the jar for a week {there is nothing to see, but they thought it was cool}, then eventually pouring the liquid into spray bottles and adding water.

This quart jar made us two full spray bottles of cleaner.  If you are a smaller household and just plain don't eat a lot of oranges like us, feel free to do it in a pint jar and it will make you one bottle of cleaner.

I have always been a vinegar/water girl - but this scented stuff, along with the natural oils of the orange peels really won me over!  Smells great and cleans great.  Enough said.

This is ALL you need to do.  If you don't mind waiting a week to allow for the solution to "ferment" you'll be fine.  If you are impatient....well, sorry.  You just have to wait with this one.

Homemade All-Natural, All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

Print this Recipe!

5-6 orange peels/rinds
white distilled vinegar {enough to fill the jar}
quart jar with lid and seal

1.  Fill the jar with orange peels and rinds.
2.  Pour vinegar into the jar, all the way to the top.
3.  Seal and screw on the lid.
4.  Set aside for a week and forget about it.
5.  After a week pour the solution into two spray bottles {dividing it in half}.
6.  Fill the rest of the spray bottle with water.
7.  Your ratio should be 1/4 solution to 3/4 water.
8.  Use as an all-purpose cleaner - on counters, in sinks, on floors, to wipe up messes, etc.

Have you made this before?

Will you be trying it?

Would you like to comment?

  1. I will give this a try. I have such issues with other cleaners because of my asthma!

  2. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)March 23, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    That's a great idea - I hate cleaning with chemicals.

  3. I love using "homemade" cleaning products. There are so many out there. I love the homemade spot remover, it said it would take out sweat stains from white t-shirts so I knew it would work on my spots. There are so many great ones out on the net and pinterest..

  4. What a fantastic all natural cleaner!! Sounds great and I definitely am going to have to try this!

  5. Hey, girl! Thanks for linking up and sharing on Mostly Homemade Mondays! We're so glad you joined us, and look forward to seeing what you link up next week :)