Multi-Purpose Citrus Cleaner


Yields 16 ounces.

Don’t throw away those orange and lemon peels! Save them to make this multi-purpose citrus cleaner. Can be used to clean the kitchen, bathroom, floors, tables and more!

Materials Needed

1 cup Citrus Peels

1 tbsp Salt

1 cup White Vinegar

Distilled Water

10 drops Lemon, Orange or Grapefruit


  1. Cut your citrus peels up into small pieces and add them to a quart-sized mason jar.
  2. Add salt to the peels and allow them to sit for 20-30 minutes. This will pull the oils from the peels and make your cleaning solution stronger.
  3. Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of white vinegar to the mason jar. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and let the solution sit for 2-3 weeks. The longer it sits, the better.*
  4. Remove the citrus peels but make sure to squeeze out all the liquid before discarding them.
  5. Add the essential oils to the mason jar, shake, then pour into spray bottle.

*Note – you can make this recipe without the citrus peels if you don’t want to wait 2-3 weeks. Just skip that step and go right to mixing the ingredients together (minus the peels) to use right away.

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