When I was first married, my grandma told me how to clean with vinegar. I thought it must be an old-wives tale. I didn’t trust her until recently. I once heard, “using harsh chemicals for everyday cleaning is like using a sledgehammer to swat a fly”. I do believe there are certain uses for the “sledgehammer” chemicals, but for everyday I like some good old vinegar. I decided to try clementine and vinegar all purpose cleaner.
What you need:
About 4 clementines
Distilled White Vinegar
Jar with lid
Peel the clementines.
Put the peels in a jar.
Cover the peels with white vinegar.
Put lid on jar.
Store for at least 10 days, or up to 30.
Make sure to shake it every few days.
When it is done, mix with 2 parts water and 1 part clementine vinegar all purpose cleaner.
Put in a spray bottle and clean your whole house.
Also another citrusy cleaning tip for you is instead of using goo-gone products for sticky messes, try using Orange essential oil.
A word of caution: Although this is clementine solution is a natural cleaner and non-toxic, keep away from eyes. I’m sure that wouldn’t feel very good! And always do a test in a discrete area with the oils to make sure that it is safe for the surface you are cleaning.
I use this on most things except wood…This is my favorite wood cleaner. Click picture to get more info 🙂