An easy DIY to make a natural toxic-free scented vinegar multipurpose cleaner, using only a few ingredients, to replace most of your household toxic products.
I’ve been concerned by the amount of dangerous chemicals ingredients in store-bought cleaning products the past few months.
Even more after reading an article claiming that indoors are way more polluted than outdoors due to the presence of toxic chemicals in most of household cleaning brands.
If you are sticking with me from the beginning (THANK YOU!!) you know that I am always looking for new healthy habits to add to my routine. You can check this post where I share small daily habits to make me feel healthy.
I was pleasantly surprised to find a whole lot of posts on Pinterest about natural toxic free cleaning products. The main ingredient in all these recipes is white vinegar.
White vinegar is a powerful disinfectant that has been shown to kill bacteria such as E-colia, Salmonella, and Staphylococcus.
So it’s by far one of the best things you can use to clean any surface (expect marble and granite, the acidity in vinegar can bleach these stones). Some people like to dilute it with filtered water, I prefer to use it as is.
It does have a strong smell, that fade away after few minutes and it does the job done perfectly!!!
Another great aspect of this DIY vinegar multipurpose cleaner is that it’s so cheap. It won’t harm you nor your family. It’s awesome for cleaning the kitchen, mirrors, and even wooden floors.
I came up with 2 scents that I am happy with, but don’t limit yourself. Be as creative as you want. A lemongrass and lemon scent which works awesome as a bug repellent and rosemary and citrus one.
Lemongrass & lemon scented multipurpose cleaner
This one is my favorite mainly because the lemongrass acts like a bug repellent and the lemon leave a nice light smell afterward.
- 4 Cups White vinegar
- 1 Lemongrass
- 5 Lemon peels
Cut the lemongrass and lemon lengthwise, add the white vinegar. Store in a glass container for few weeks before using so the scents can develop. Use as is or dilute in filtered water.
Rosemary & citrus scented multipurpose cleaner
I love how fresh this one smells. The rosemary mixed with orange, lemon and grapefruit peels leaves a really nice fresh smell.
- 4 Cups White vinegar
- 2 Rosemary sprigs
- Lemon peels
- Grapefruit peels
- Orange peels
Cut the citrus peels and add them with the rosemary to the white vinegar. Store in a glass container for few weeks before using so the scents can develop. Use as is or dilute in filtered water.