My sister has been telling me for the past couple of years how great vinegar is for cleaning. She uses a vinegar and water mix as an all-purpose cleaner for her kitchen and bath. Although I knew that vinegar makes a great cleaner and deodorizer I wouldn’t use it. Every time I tried to use it to clean the smell bothered me too much. So, when a couple months ago I saw on Bob Vila Tip of the Day this Lemon Vinegar Cleaner recipe and I finally decided to give it a try. I love how inexpensive it is and the lemon really helps with the vinegar smell.
I had a lemon that was getting ready to go bad so I used it. Just cut the lemons up and put them in a spray bottle. Then fill the spray bottle up with 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water.
Then I just let the spray bottle sit for three weeks. The original recipe recommends two weeks, but I waited an extra week. If you really dislike the vinegar smell I recommend the extra week. At the end of three weeks, my spray bottle looked like it had lemonade in it. It smelled a lot like lemonade too. The overwhelming vinegar smell was completely gone.
You can use this to clean windows, bathrooms, kitchens and more. Vinegar kills bacteria and germs so you can use it in your bathroom for around the sinks and toilets. You can also mix a 1/2 cup of the lemon vinegar in a gallon of warm water and use it to mop. I love the light lemon smell that this leaves behind. This is a great way to save money instead of buying cleaning products. The only place I wouldn’t recommend using it is on your granite. The vinegar can etch the stone. If you are looking for a good cleaner for your granite check out the one here.
Lemon Vinegar Cleaner
2 Cups Water
2 Cups Vinegar
Cut lemons into small wedges. Put the lemon slices in a spray bottle. Add two cups water and two cups vinegar and put on the lid. Allow to sit for 2-3 weeks until the vinegar smell has reduced. Use around the kitchen and bath as an all purpose cleaner.
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