Table of Contents
- A great natural cleaner and disinfectant, this Rosemary Citrus Cleaning Spray is an inexpensive, chemical-free way to clean almost any surface.
- Why use a vinegar base?
- What’s the best type of vinegar to use?
- Why add citrus peels?
- Can I eliminate the fresh rosemary from this citrus spray?
- Can I use this spray along with a powdered baking soda scrub?
- The perfect DIY housewarming gift
- Did you make this recipe?
A great natural cleaner and disinfectant, this Rosemary Citrus Cleaning Spray is an inexpensive, chemical-free way to clean almost any surface.
Step aside expensive all-natural cleaners, this non-toxic multipurpose spray is made with five staple ingredients and is the perfect way to save cash while staying eco-friendly!
Why use a vinegar base?
Contrary to its humble reputation, vinegar has been shown to effectively combat, and even kill, a variety of bacteria, viruses, and mold. It helps dissolve grease, grime, dirt, and mineral deposits. And best of all, it’s eco-friendly and super cheap. It really is a superstar when it comes to all-natural cleaning products!
If you really want to up the ante, add 1 tablespoon of salt to this cleaning solution.
What’s the best type of vinegar to use?
White distilled vinegar is the best type of vinegar to use for cleaning because it’s clear and won’t stain surfaces.
Why add citrus peels?
The oils in the citrus provide a refreshing scent and also add a bit of extra cleaning power. It’s a win-win! Just try not to include pith, the white stuff between the fruit and peel, as it can make the solution sticky.
Can I eliminate the fresh rosemary from this citrus spray?
Yes, you certainly can. The rosemary is added primarily for fragrance and can be eliminated from the recipe.
Can I use this spray along with a powdered baking soda scrub?
In short, no, we wouldn’t recommend using this citrus spray in conjunction with a scrubbing powder that includes baking soda. Vinegar is an acid, and baking soda is a base, so the two don’t mix well. When combined, they neutralize one another and basically cancel out the other’s effectiveness.
The perfect DIY housewarming gift
If you want to get a little cute and creative with your gift, tie yarn or a string around the neck of the cleaning spray bottle with a scrub sponge attached. Up the ante even further by tying a cookie cutter to the vanilla extract and a pet toy to the crate cleaner.
Stick the three handmade gifts in a basket with some fluffy tissue paper and you’ve got yourself one heck of a cute, thoughtful, and extremely functional housewarming gift!Print
- Pack a mason jar with citrus peels and salt. Let sit for 20-30 minutes. Add a sprig of rosemary and distilled vinegar.
- Tightly seal the lid, turn it end to end, and shake a few times to combine. Date your jar and allow the mixture to sit and infuse for 2-3 weeks (you can turn end to end every few days to help with the infusing process).
- Discard the peels and rosemary sprig. Pour the infused vinegar into a spray bottle. Add your water, screw the lid on and shake to combine. Shake well before each use.
Try not to include pith, the white stuff between the fruit and peel, as it can make the solution sticky.
This spray contains (distilled) water. You’ll want to store the spray in an airtight container so that no contaminants come into contact with the water. If stored properly, this spray can last up to 12 months. You can also store your cleaning spray in the refrigerator to increase shelf life (we haven’t tried this but received the tip from a reader.)
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
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