10 April 2012 ~ 4 Comments

Vinegar Cleaner

This week marks the passing of my dear Grandmother, Katie. It’s hard to believe she left us – five years ago now I think it is. Those who have my book, or follow me here on Cat Can Cook, know I loved her dearly, and she taught me so much about cooking and household “stuff.” One of her tried, tested and true fix-all’s was vinegar! Indeed, Gramma used vinegar for so many different things, from laundry, to pickles to cleaning products!

When I saw this idea on Pinterest, I had to try it and re-post it here for you. Gramma would absolutely approve.

With the peel of a lemon, white vinegar and a mason jar, you can make a great all-purpose household cleaner, which is environmentally safe and very cost effective! How cool is that?!

Here is the recipe in a nut-shell 🙂

1 4 cup large mason jar
peel from 1 lemon or other citrus fruit
3 3/4 cups vinegar

Put the peel and vinegar in the jar, and leave for two weeks! Use as a safe all-purpose cleaner in your home.



4 Responses to “Vinegar Cleaner”

  1. Min 18 April 2012 at 9:46 pm Permalink

    How long can the solution be kept before making a new batch?
    I use vinegar + water solution to remove odor (as a soak, and to simmer in the kitchen after a big cookout).. works like a charm 🙂

  2. Pat 25 April 2012 at 12:26 pm Permalink

    I made this vinegar cleaner and absolutely love it! It smells wonderful and rinses beautifully. I have been cleaning with Baking soda and vinegar. You can’t beat it! Thanks for sharing this with us.

  3. Joann Fernstrom 10 May 2012 at 6:33 am Permalink

    This is a must try. I also use vinegar for cold sores. I use a small bathroom cup and q-tips to apply. Also vinegar to wash windows is great…use a coffee filter to wipe off for no lint on windows.

  4. Pat 30 May 2012 at 4:36 pm Permalink

    I shared this with another site and the gal there said she had spoken with a Naturopath who gave her a similar recipe using a gallon jug and lemon peel but hadn’t mentioned the 2 week time period required. I am going to use a gallon jug next time cuz I have gone through this quart jar too quickly. LOVE IT!

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