If you’re starting to think about doing a bit of spring cleaning you might want to try this super easy homemade citrus vinegar all round cleaner. Apparently the acidity levels of white vinegar kills most mould, bacteria and germs and used undiluted white vinegar left in a bowl in summer time gets rid of fruit flies! Here’s how to make it.
You’ll need: Oranges (65p from Aldis at the moment), bottle of white distilled vinegar (48p 568ml bottle), jam jar, spray bottle
To make: I used the peel from about 8 oranges to fill a 600g jar. After peeling the oranges scrape as much of the white pith from the peel as you can and add to your jar. Top up with white vinegar to cover the peel and leave it to infuse for about 10 days. The liquid will then be a yellow colour and you can strain the citrus vinegar into a spray bottle and discard the peel. It’s now ready to use.
To use: You can use it undiluted as an all purpose cleaner or combine half-and-half solution of water and vinegar mix to clean shelves and inside the fridge; sprinkle bicarbonate of soda over any surface you’re cleaning and spray with a half water/half citrus vinegar spray to create a frothy abrasive cleaner. It works a treat!