Even after searching for ways to naturally clean my home for years, I never heard of cleaning with citrus-infused vinegar until a couple weeks ago.
Where has this homemade cleaning product been all of my life?
In case you’re as clueless as I have been, here’s how you make it:
According to Estelle, an Accidentally Green reader, add citrus rinds, a couple whole sticks of cinnamon, and a few whole cloves to a Mason jar. Fill the jar three-quarters full with white vinegar. Add water to fill the jar. Cover the jar and place in a sunny spot for a couple weeks to a month. Pour the liquid through a strainer and into a spray bottle. Use the citrus vinegar as a cleaner. (The vinegar odor will be gone!)
Safe bathroom cleaners
Recently I asked Accidentally Green’s Facebook followers to share their favorite safe cleaners for the bathroom. Many readers said they use citrus-infused vinegar. They use other methods, too. In case you’re looking for ideas to try, here are a few of their suggestions:
- A damp microfiber cloth to clean mirrors.
- Thieves’ essential oil to disinfect.
- Vinegar and baking soda paste to clean textured floors.
- Mrs. Meyer’s cleaners.
- Melaleuca products.
An updated solution
Since this post originally was written, I’ve revamped the way I clean my bathroom. It’s safe, simple – and I love it. I’ve detailed it in my post, How to Safely Clean Bathrooms.
How do you safely clean your bathroom?
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