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Natural Cleaner for Around the Home

Vinegar is an excellent all-purpose natural cleaner. I use this for everything from mopping my floors to cleaning produce.

I get the big container of vinegar from Costco. I typically start out with a bottle 3/4 full. I also get my lemons from Costco. I drink a warm mug of lemon water every morning. Instead of tossing the rind into the trash I cut off the skin and plop it into my vinegar bottle.
The lemon marinating in the vinegar gives the vinegar a more refreshing scent. I even use this when my kids have been out playing in the grass and are super itchy. I pour 1-2 cups of the lemon vinegar into their bath water, and it works wonders.

Items Needed:

Container to hold vinegar and lemons

2:1 ratio of vinegar and lemons.

For every 2 cups of vinegar use the rind of 1 lemon.

Let mixture sit for 2-3 days and then use a filter to separate the vinegar and lemons.  Store vinegar in an airtight container.  Lemons can be reused 2-3 times.

A few ways I use the lemony vinegar around the house.

Fabric softener for towels

  • Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle.

Regular fabric softener can make towels less absorbent,  vinegar deodorizes and softens them.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

  • Measure 2 cups of vinegar into the bowl at night (It is so frustrating to put it in during the day, and one of the kids immediately needs to go potty); in the morning use a toilet scrubber to scrub away the yuck.

Windows, Mirrors, and Glass

I use a 1:1 ratio of water and vinegar for an inexpensive yet powerful glass cleaner.

Laundry Bleach

I use 1 cup of white vinegar in my dark clothes to keep them from losing their color.



Toilet cleaner

Toilet cleaner does not need to be laden with mysterious chemicals to leave it gleaming and stench free.  Here is an inexpensive and simple solution to the toilet bowl needs.

1/4 cup baking soda
1/2 cup vinegar


Place both ingredients into the toilet bowl and let it fizz for a few seconds. Then brush.

Simple. Easy. No chemicals!!!

Be Blessed