Homemade Citrus Vinegar for Cleaning

This gentle but effective vinegar is also fresh smelling and a

wonderful homemade alternative to harsh chemical cleaners.

Fill a glass quart jar with the peelings (remove any of the white

pulp) of any citrus fruit-grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime, etc.

Cover the peelings with white vinegar, cover and allow it to sit for

about 2 weeks. Occasionally shaking the jar. Remove the peels, and

you can strain it as well. Use this vinegar in any of the following


Pour into a small dish, and set in a room to absorb odors.

Make an all-purpose floor cleaner by mixing 1/2 cup to 1 gallon of


Glass Cleaner: Combine a quart of water with 1/2 cup of the vinegar

and add it to a spray bottle. Use as you would glass cleaner.

Linoleum floor cleaner: Add 1 cup citrus vinegar with two gallons

water of water and mop as usual.

To clean ovens: Spray or pour the vinegar on burned or soiled areas.

Close the oven door and allow it to sit for 2 hours. Wipe clean with

a sponge or rag that has been moistened with warm water. You may

need to repeat.