Wayward living tip: DIY citrus-scented household cleaner
We do as much household cleaning as possible using vinegar. The strong scent doesn’t bother me and dissipates quickly. However Frugally Sustainable‘s recent post about using leftover orange peels inspired me.
As it’s cold season, we’ve had a lot of leftover orange peels lately. (Gotta bump up that Vitamin C!) So, I put a bunch in a jar, covered them with white vinegar and let it all steep.
The vinegar smelled sweet and orange-y after just a couple of days, so Zach strained out the peels and pulp using a fine mesh tea strainer. (We’ve learned to not clog up sprayers following a botched attempt at DIY cayenne pepper spray last year.)
Voila! DIY citrus scented household cleaner! It’s not sticky, and it smells nice when you’re wiping down countertops and other surfaces.
We have another batch brewing already. Although we got impatient the first time around, the recipe actually calls for several weeks of steeping, which should result in a stronger, longer-lasting citrus scent.
What’s your best DIY cleaning tip?