This lemon vinegar cleaning spray is so simple and easy to make, and it really does amazing work when it comes to cleaning your home. Once you start using this recipe, you are going to tell everyone about it and get them hooked too! Not only is the lemon vinegar cleaning spray easy to make, it’s also a extremely affordable and more natural way to clean your home. Plus, the lemon really takes the edge off from the typical vinegar smell!
where to use a vinegar cleaning spray in your home
There are many places you can use the lemon vinegar cleaning spray around your home. Personally, I love using vinegar to clean my stainless steel appliances. It’s great for all of them, from the refrigerator to the stovetop. It cleans the stainless steel surfaces and then gives it a nice shine afterwards. There really is nothing like it!
You can also use the lemon vinegar cleaning spray as a multi-purpose spray for your windows, glass shower door, certain countertops and parts of your dishwasher & washing machine. This is a favorite in our house, since vinegar can be strong smelling and it is so much milder in this cleaning spray. Also, it’s a great way to have the kids help with chores around the house. Kids love spray bottles, and I feel really good about having them clean with this lemon vinegar one!
Using this lemon vinegar cleaning spray is also great when cleaning your kitchen sink. Read all the details in my blog post on How to Clean Your Farmhouse Sink.
let’s get into this homemade cleaning recipe
Just a little bit of a heads up, this diy cleaning spray does take a little while to make. And by little while, I mean it takes 1-2 weeks, but it is 100% worth waiting for! Let’s get right into how you’re going to make this cleaning spray.
Step one: Take one lemon and cut it into workable size pieces. Cut the lemon so you only have the peel and cut into small pieces (so they fit inside your glass container).
Step two: Add lemon pieces to glass bottle. Fill bottle with 10 ounces of white vinegar and cover.
Step three: Leave vinegar and lemon pieces in glass jar on your counter for 1-2 weeks. The vinegar will turn a yellowish color by the time it’s done.
Step four: Strain lemon pieces from vinegar, and then pour vinegar into glass spray bottle. Add 6-8 ounces of distilled water to finish the cleaning spray recipe.
Step five: Add cleaning bottle spray top and shake slightly to mix. Now it’s ready to use!
Homemade lemon vinegar cleaning spray
- 1 glass jar
- 1 16 oz glass spray bottle
- 1 lemon
- 8-10 oz white vinegar
- 8 oz water or distilled water
- 1 glass spray bottle
- Take one lemon and cut it into workable size pieces. Cut the lemon so you only have the peel and cut into small pieces (so they fit inside your glass container).
- Add lemon pieces to glass bottle. Fill bottle with 10 ounces of white vinegar and cover.
- Leave vinegar and lemon pieces in glass jar on your counter for 1-2 weeks. The vinegar will turn a yellowish color by the time it's done.
- Strain lemon pieces from vinegar, and then pour vinegar into glass spray bottle. Add 6-8 ounces of distilled water to finish the cleaning spray recipe.
- Add cleaning bottle spray top and shake slightly to mix. Now it's ready to use!
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Do you need to use distilled water in the cleaning spray recipe?
Technically, no you don’t need to use distilled water. But, it’s a really good idea since there aren’t any preservatives in this homemade cleaning spray recipe and water tends to have some amount of minerals, bacteria, pesticides, and other contaminants. Adding this step will extend the life of your lemon vinegar cleaning spray from 2 months to 6 months! You can buy distilled water or you can make it yourself. If you aren’t going to use distilled water, then I would take the extra step to boil and cool water to limit the additives in your cleaning solution.
Where not to use vinegar when cleaning
There are a few places where you do NOT want to use this cleaning spray, since vinegar can harm or ruin certain materials and surfaces. I personally avoid using it in the following places:
- Marble, quartz or wood countertops
- Stone tile or backsplash
- Unsealed grout
- Sealed wood furniture
- Egg spills
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