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DIY Grapefruit Scented Vinegar Cleaner

I pinned this cleaner recipe twice, once here and another time here. I haven’t been using oranges that often because they make me a little congested and I didn’t just want to use the peels and throw the rest away. Then I got sick and needed my elixir of grapefruit and ginger, so I decided now was the time to make the cleaner.

I didn’t leave it in the peels for 2 weeks. It already smelled great after a few days. I’ve been cleaning things just to smell this stuff. Next time I want to put some ginger, thyme or cardamom in with it and see how that smells. I’m sure the woodier the ingredients the longer you have to let them sit.


1 16 oz jar
4 grapefruit peels
vinegar to cover

Shove peels into jar, cover with vinegar. Store in cupboard until you think it’s done 3 – 14 days.


windows and surfaces: dilute 2:1 with water put in a spray bottle. spray and wipe away.

floors: add 1/4 cup to a bucket or sink of hot water. *best for vinyl and tile. don’t use on wood, it will strip it.

mold: spray with vinegar, leave for about 15 min, rinse and allow to dry.

images via: me, remodelista

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    November 14, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    this will give my vinegar & water mix a maaajor upgrade. thanks for sharing… off to pin (so as not to forget :)).

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    November 14, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    I remember pinning this too and can't wait to try! Next share your elixir recipe….

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