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Citrus Infused Cleaning Vinegar

What do you do with those peels after you’ve enjoyed some delicious citrus from Sanchez Dates or Sun Valley Harvest? Collect the peels and try making a batch of natural, non-toxic, effective cleaning spray!

White vinegar provides a natural and effective antimicrobial cleanser and by infusing it with citrus, this cleaning spray takes on a fresh, uplifting, clean scent.

This very inexpensive DIY takes a matter of minutes to pull together and you likely have all the supplies on hand.

One more thing we love about this recipe- it has the added benefit of repurposing spent citrus scraps instead of trashing them or before sending them to the compost.

  • Citrus peels (orange, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit)
  • White vinegar
  • A glass jar
  • A spray bottle
  • Optional herbs (rosemary, lavender, mint or sage)


  1. Add citrus peels, and herbs if you choose, to a jar and fill it up with vinegar.
  2. Seal the jar and set aside in a cool space. No need to refrigerate, setting on the counter or in a cupboard is a great space.
  3. Let the peels soak in the vinegar for at least 2-3 weeks.
  4. When ready to use, strain out the peels and optional herbs. Add them to your compost!
  5. Fill your spray bottle up to the middle with the citrus vinegar.
  6. Top off the spray bottle with water.
  7. To use, just spray onto any surface and wipe it away with a warm, wet rag.

* Note – you should avoid cleaning granite or marble surfaces with vinegar.


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