Last year, I ventured into making my own cleaning products. My staples were baking soda, castille soap, vinegar, and essential oil. These simple ingredients made a difference in cleaning, plus it was an added bonus that they were natural. However, I got complaints about the smell of the vinegar. Vinegar doesn’t smell when it dries, but during the cleaning process, there were plenty of eye rolls and smart comments ;). So, I stopped using the vinegar solution and started using Greenworks.
Greenworks gets the job done, but it still is a chemically made product by the Clorox company. I’m tired of cleaning the bathroom or kitchen and it smelling like a science lab. So I decided to go back to natural products.
I used Google and Pinterest to figure out a method that wouldn’t smell like vinegar. The option I chose was using orange peels in vinegar. I haven’t used the solution yet because it is still ‘marinating’, but I am exciting to use it in two weeks. The steps are very simple.
Note: I didn’t have any large jars, so I just used the spray bottle. I also plan on added essential oil. I will play around with scents, but I like clove, lemon, or lime. If I had other fruits or herbs, I would think of adding grapefruit or rosemary.
Do you make your own cleaning solutions? Comment and share your experience!
An urban planning PhD student finding peace in creating a balance between the mind, body, soul, & environment.
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