While we lived with grandparents (and parents), I kept thinking about the day we would finally be in our own place so I could start living as eco-friendly as possible. One thing about being an adult is getting excited for weird things like organization and DIY cleaning products. Surely I am not alone! There’s just something special about an eco home. In our rental, we tried our best (only produced 7 bags of trash a year and used “eco-friendly” products) but I wanted to take it the next step. This meant no paper towels, no tissues, no makeup wipes, and no more purchasing cleaning products that I could make (which is pretty much all of them)!
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So the journey really began. I stocked up on glass bottles, which if you’re US based, you can purchase here. And I set out to make my own DIY natural all-purpose cleansing spray with what I had at home. You’re going to be shocked at how easy this recipe is.
And here’s what you do with all that:
✧ Put your citrus peels in your glass jar
✧ Fill the jar with vinegar to cover the peels
✧ Put the jar lid on & shake
✧ Let sit for up to 7 days (minimum 3 days) in a cool, dark place – Shake the jar every day if you remember
✧ Strain the vinegar into your spray bottle
✧ Toss out the peels (or even better, put them in your insinkerator/garbage disposal to clean the inside of your sink & freshen it up)
✧ Optional: add in water to fill your spray bottle or if your vinegar is too strong you can add water
✧ Store in a cool, dark place and use on everywhere from your kitchen to your bathroom
** Extra tip… Enjoy the fruit first! To create even less waste, make this from orange and lemon peels you would have otherwise just thrown away.
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