Homemade Scented Cleaning Vinegars DIY

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Vinegar is one of the most amazing cleaners, but the smell can be a little overwhelming (dare we say, unpleasant?) to some people. It's really easy to make your own scented vinegars that not only smell amazing, but have added cleaning properties as well.

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Video: DIY Scented Cleaning Vinegars Tutorial

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Things You'll Need

  • Distilled white vinegar

  • Orange peels

  • Lemon peels

  • Fresh rosemary

  • Fresh pine needles

  • Quart sized glass jars

  • Spray bottles

1. Fill jars halfway with fruit peels or herbs

  • Orange Vinegar‌: Perfect for cleaning grease and sticky messes in the kitchen.
  • Rosemary Vinegar‌: An ideal antibacterial cleaner throughout your home.
  • Lemon Vinegar‌: A powerful disinfectant to use in bathrooms.
  • Pine Vinegar‌: Your go-to cleaner for wood surfaces.

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They all smell amazing too!

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2. Pour hot distilled vinegar over the fruit peels and herbs

Fill vinegar the top of the jar and seal with a lid.

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3. Let sit

Let the cleaning solution sit for 24 to 48 hours.

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4. Use for cleaning

Pour into a clean spray bottle.

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Use your scented cleaning vinegars to clean your entire home!

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These scented cleaning vinegars make amazing gifts, and can be stored for up to 6 months. If you want to get really creative, you can mix fruit peels and herbs to make some lovely scented vinegars like orange and clove or lemon lavender. The possibilities are endless!

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