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.
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 🙂
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.
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.
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!