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Homemade natural vinegar cleaner recipes, especially easy homemade DIY ones, are my favorite. Who doesn't want a cleaner that can be made from items you eat, can grow on your own land, and the best part, that actually work?
Your hand better be raised high my friend. This is my favorite all-purpose homemade cleaner, and by all-purpose, I mean all-purpose.
You can use this on your counter tops, sinks, windows, the floor, mirrors, pretty much anywhere in the house.
Update: We put in wood floors this past December and I can now add cleaning wood floors with vinegar to this list of things this recipe does! I should clarify, cleaning laminate floors with vinegar but we also have a wood butcher block counter that I use this on too… so in other woods, pretty much every surface of my house.
Is there anything more cool than using what you'd normally throw out to create something you'd normally be buying in the store? On my homesteading list that's pretty awesome.
Heck, you could even use it as a marinade or salad dressing if you wanted to.
After having chemical burns on my skin as a teenager using store bought cleaners, it's super important to me to only be using natural cleaners in my home. I don't want my kids or myself exposed to anymore chemicals than necessary. I mean, have you read the warnings on those bottles? Yikes.
But I still want a clean home, enter the natural vinegar cleaner. I've been using this homemade cleaner for over five years and will never go back.
Many people use vinegar to clean with all by itself. Which is fine, the scent of the vinegar leaves once it dries. But using citrus peels gives you the cleaning power of citrus oils, which helps cut through grease, and definitely smells better.
Not only that, but you're using peels, something you'd normally be tossing out, and my frugal homesteading heart adores that. And this version lets you use your Mason jars… I have an addiction to Mason jars, just in case you didn't know.
My favorite spray bottle is this glass spray bottle by Grove Collaborative. I use it with the natural vinegar cleaner. I personally prefer using glass whenever possible, especially with acidic cleaners and items.
Plastic can break down over time and I for one don't want it's chemicals leaching into the natural cleaner I made to spray down our home and counter tops with.
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Fill up your glass spray bottle with our Natural Vinegar Cleaner Recipe above and never purchase cleaner from the store again! I plan on trying a lemon and lime peel mixture next, how about you?
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Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.