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I’m a big believer in white vinegar. It has serious cleaning powers. It is the base for nearly all of my homemade cleaning products.  But, while I dig it, my husband (and likely many of you out there) is not a fan of the smell. I’m pretty sure he has a more sensitive sense of smell than I do, but I must honor that. While he has endured the smell of vinegar after every shower  and while washing our produce, I have finally found a way to create a cleaner that harnesses the power of white vinegar with the sweet smell of citrus.

This is what you do. Get a large jar and place some citrus peels at the bottom (I used lemon and oranges). Then fill the jar with white vinegar right to the tippy top. Cover your jar and place in a sunny window for about 2 weeks, letting it ferment. Then, when you’re ready to get cleanin’, grab a spray bottle and pour in half water/half vinegar-citrus solution. Woop! Happy cleaning!


8 Responses to Make Your Own Citrus Enzyme Cleaner

  1. So simple. I need to give it a try for some needed Spring cleaning in my future.

    Thanks girl…always inspiring!

  2. I use vinegar as an after shower spray as well. However, I put about a teaspoon of Dawn in a spray bottle, fill the rest of the way with vinegar and then add 1-2ml of lime essential oil. It works great and it leaves the bathroom smelling like fresh limes instead of vinegar.

  3. Katie says:

    Becca, do you have any ideas for making a DIY yoga mat cleaner? I know there are some complications since you’re cleaning rubber, but I’d love to know if you have any ideas for my sweaty blue mat…

  4. Sherri says:

    Hi Becca! I LOVE this idea! I was just wondering how long this recipe stays good for since you’re using fresh peels? Have you had any problems with spoiling? Thanks!

    • becca says:

      Hi Sherri! Definitely store it in a cool, dark cupboard with an airtight seal to prevent spoiling. My guess is this won’t be good after a couple of months in that state. But you can easily make it again 🙂

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