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February 8, 2019


DIY Citrus Infused Household Cleaner

This recipe for homemade all purpose citrus cleaner not only smells great but is non-toxic and cost effective to boot!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes


  • 1-2 quarts white vinegar
  • 3 cups combination of orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, or pomelo fruit peels
  • 3-4 drops 100% pure orange, lemon or grapefruit essential oils (optional)
  • 1-2 quart glass jars with lids
  • 1 spray bottle


  • Combine vinegar and citrus fruit peels in glass mason jars.
  • Cover with lids and shake.
  • Leave undisturbed for 1-3 weeks. The solution will become stronger the longer you leave it.
  • Strain solution and transfer to a spray bottle. Add 3-4 drops of essential oil if you'd like a stronger cleaner.
  • Use as a cleaner around the house - on the kitchen counter, sinks, bathtub, shower, floors, etc!


You can dilute the solution 1:1 with water if you find the vinegar-citrus mixture too strong. We recommend putting the date on the jars in case you forget the day you make the solution.