- May 6, 2006 at 5:05 pm #236560LissKeymaster
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.
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