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🌻DIY GREEN CLEANING🌻 The next time you purchase citrus fruits such as lemon, lime & oranges...

🌻DIY GREEN CLEANING🌻


The next time you purchase citrus fruits such as lemon, lime & oranges...save your peels. I personally only purchase organic to eat, however, if you purchase non organic thats ok too. Just give your fruit a soak in a sink filled with warm water and 2 tables of baking soda for about 20 minutes. Give them a good rinse and pat dry before storing in your fridge, and then you don't have to worry about herbicide residue.


Here's a really simple recipe for light cleaning baseboards and trim, stainless steel appliances, sinks and non porous countertops...


Once you've consumed a piece of citrus fruit, put the peels in a large jar (with a lid) and top with white vinegar. Place lid on jar and add more peel and vinegar as you eat more fruit. Once your jar is about 3/4 full of fruit and vinegar, place under your counter for a couple of weeks. Once the peels and vinegar have infused, strain the peels from the vinegar mixture, put your peels in the compost, or toss them in your garden (they'll deter mosquitos in Spring and Summer), and Voila, you've made a light duty, citrus cleaner for pennies.🍋🍊🍈


I add mine to a spray bottle (any extra in the jar will keep indefinitely under counter) and use it for my fridge (inside and out). Just spray and wipe with a clean, damp dust free cloth.


Not only does this effectively clean, it gently disinfects AND leaves an amazing fresh scent.


Simple, Eco-Friendly, Non-Toxic, 100% Sustainable, No chemicals, no fuss, no muss, and costs about $0.60/litre (just the cost of the vinegar!) 🍋🍊🍈


Here's what mine looks like just strained. A beautiful golden colour, from all 3 fruits.


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