Go Green! (& Cheap too!)

Expensive, harmful, chemical cleaners are just not necessary… although I think the folks at Lysol and Windex would poop their pants if they knew the secret was out! You can clean most of your house with plain old super-cheap white vinegar. It cleans windows, vinyl, tile floors, wood floors, counters… the list goes on and on. The only downside is the vinegar-y smell. Problem solved!! Make your own cleaner with this simple recipe. Using the orange, lemon, and/or mint leaves will make it smell wonderful and fresh.


1/2 c. fresh lemon peel
1/2 c. orange rind
1 c. fresh mint leaves
2 c. white vinegar

Combine peels and mint leaves. Steep in white vinegar for two weeks, or until vinegar has leached the color and fragrance out of the botanicals. Strain the vinegar. To use as a cleaner, always dilute with water. There’s no rigid rule on how much… usually about 1 gallon of water to 1/4 cup vinegar, or less depending on how strong it smells.

Happy Cleaning!!

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