Lemon Lavender Homemade Multipurpose Cleaner

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I am absolutely loving essential oils, and I am especially loving using them in my homemade cleaning products! What could be better than adding a little lavender to my homemade multipurpose cleaner so it not only cleans my house but also provides a relaxing aroma? Now housework is actually enjoyable.

Citrus cleaner is something I have been making for a few years now using simply citrus peels and vinegar. It seriously saves you money on household cleaners, and in my opinion, it does a way better job than anything I have purchased at the store! First, why is this cleaner such an effective homemade multipurpose cleaner

  • Lemon masks the vinegar smell so you get the cleaning power of vinegar and the fresh citrus scent of lemons
  • Lemon is a degreaser so it helps remove grease from surfaces (works particularly well on greasy fingerprints that are left all over the house!)
  • Lavender is uplifting, so it makes house work seem not so bad after-all
  • Vinegar is a multipurpose cleaner, degreaser, polisher, and so much more
  • Vinegar makes your surfaces shiny (when we first got granite counter tops I was told by the store clerk to clean them with Windex to keep them shiny, I loved how well it worked but hated the chemical smell. Well, vinegar cleaner works just as well and is chemical free!)

Lemon Lavender Homemade Multipurpose Cleaner

What you will need:

Directions:

  • Add your lemon peels to the glass jar until it is about 3/4 full
  • Pour vinegar over peels until the jar is almost full
  • Screw lid on jar and place in a cupboard or dark room for a few weeks
  • Strain peels through a mesh strainer
  • Add lemon vinegar back to jar and add 30 drops of lavender essential oil
  • In glass spray bottle, add 1 cup lemon lavender vinegar and 2 cups filtered water (I store the remaining vinegar in the fridge for future use)
  • Screw spray nozzle onto jar and use your homemade multipurpose cleaner to clean away!

*Note: As I indicated above, I only use essential oils that are therapeutic grade in my household cleaning products, recipes and personal care. It is very important to me that I know the quality of my oils because I use them on surfaces my kids touch and I do not want to put my children at risk. If you are new to using essential oils, I recommend you GO HERE to find out more.

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