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)
- Add citrus peels, and herbs if you choose, to a jar and fill it up with vinegar.
- 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.
- Let the peels soak in the vinegar for at least 2-3 weeks.
- When ready to use, strain out the peels and optional herbs. Add them to your compost!
- Fill your spray bottle up to the middle with the citrus vinegar.
- Top off the spray bottle with water.
- 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.