How to make your own all purpose cleaner from kitchen scraps

Lemon Cleaner

By Lottie Dalziel

If you're anything like me you don't like throwing things away. So when I couldn't compost my citrus fruit I was at a loss of what to do with my leftover peel. Until I stumbled across this ingenious life hack. 

Using this all-natural cleaner is easy to make and also reduces the use of nasty chemicals in your home.

I love to make big batches of this as it takes so long to ferment. When I'm collecting my citrus peels I put them in a container in the freezer to store until I have enough ready to begin.

What you'll need

Citrus peels - I like to use lemon but others prefer oranges, for this recipe I had 3 lemons worth.

200ml white vinegar

200ml water

Glass spray bottle

Initially place the citrus and vinegar into a jar. Screw the lid on firmly and leave for 2-4 weeks. When your ready to do the final step, strain the vinegar into a spray bottle and top up with an equal amount of water.

Spray it onto just about any surface and wipe away! This will last forever so keep on using it!

 

About the author

Lottie Dalziel is the founder and editor in chief of Banish. She has a passion for the environment and wants to help educate and inspire individuals to make small changes towards a more sustainable future. Stay up to date with her latest challenges on Instagram @banish.au.


1 comment

  • Cannot wait to make this what a fantastic tip I will keep you up to date on how I go thank you banish and for setting up this wonderful website

    Tania Scanlan

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