This recipe is super easy to make and it would have been something Grandma would have made back in the day. Most of us have the ingredients and items needed without even having to visit the supermarket.
One 2 litre bottle of white vinegar - cost NZ$3.49 will make 8 x 500ml bottles of spray cleaner (equivalent super market cost for environmentally friendly citrus cleaner NZ$41.52).
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A safe activity in the kitchen to do with the kids
Recycled Jar (500g size) | Recycled Spray Bottle 500ml
250 ml White Vinegar per Batch
(I always purchase the 2 litre size for value for money and use the remainder in cooking and to make other cleaners).
Orange Lemon Mandarin Peel
Strainer | Funnel | Labels or Black Permanent Marker
Place the citrus peel in your jar and top up with white vinegar (250mls) and let this soak for two weeks. Mark the jar with the date with a permanent marker pen or label.
After two weeks strain the citrus/vinegar liquid and compost the used peel.
Using a funnel, pour the liquid into a recycled spray bottle that has been thoroughly washed out.
Fill the remainder of the bottle with water (I use boiled cooled water from our electric jug for this).
Gently turn the bottle to mix the liquid through.
Label as General Cleaner (I now have bottles in my bathroom, laundry and kitchen so I always have one on hand for immediate use and they are labelled accordingly.
Start soaking another batch of citrus peel immediately so you never run out of environmentally friendly, homemade spray cleaner.
Make sure you add white vinegar to your shopping list as soon as you run low as you can also use it for other cleaners around the house, weed killer and of course in cooking.
Recycled Jar 500g Jar - Free
Citrus Peel - Free
2 Litre White Vinegar $3.49 (Makes 8 batches)
Recycled Spray Bottle Free
Labels Price Busters - $2.00 per pack (the labels come in packs of 5 sheets with approx. 20 labels per sheet otherwise mark with a permanent marker pen.
Cost per bottle: $0.44
Even if you have to purchase the odd replacement spray bottle it is still worth making this household cleaner.
New Spray Bottles via Countdown $3.19
Weed Killer, Dish Wash, Dish Washer Powder, Laundry Powder, Drain un-blocker, Glass Cleaner, Furniture Polish, Spray Freshener and more ....
HAVE FUN GETTING STARTED :)