Homemade Citrus Vinegar for Cleaning

Homemade Citrus Vinegar for Cleaning
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Homemade Citrus VinegarThis 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 ways:

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 water.

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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