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DIY Citrus Cleaner for the Home

DIY citrus vinegar cleaner is an all-natural item for the home. This chemical free homemade all purpose cleaner makes an amazing citrus and vinegar cleaning solution.

Course: Natural Cleaner
Keyword: DIY Citrus Vinegar Cleaner, homemade all purpose cleaner, vinegar cleaning solution



  • citrus peels oranges, grapefruit, lime, lemon, etc.
  • distilled white vinegar


  • Using a knife, remove any remaining fruit from the peels.
  • Add peels to the jar, filling jars 3/4 full.
  • Add white distilled vinegar, leaving a 1-inch headspace. Add a fermenting weight to keep the citrus peels submerged.
  • With the air bubble remover, remove any air bubbles within the jar. Top jar with additional vinegar making sure to leave a 1-inch headspace.
  • Place reusable plastic cap onto jar, store in a cool dark location up to 2 weeks.

Strain the Citrus Vinegar Concentrate

  • Using a jar funnel and fine mesh sieve, strain the citrus vinegar solution into a clean mason jar or swing top bottle.
  • Store the DIY citrus vinegar cleaner in a cool dark location until ready to use.


Do not discard the vinegar infused citrus peels. Use the peels to freshen the garbage disposal.
Herbs and spices add scent, as well as, additional bacterial fighting qualities. The following herbs and spice contain antibacterial qualities. Use these items in their fresh or dried form.
  • thyme
  • mint
  • rosemary
  • cinnamon sticks
  • whole cloves (cloves are antimicrobial, eliminating both bacteria and viruses within the home)