Don’t Throw Out Those Citrus Peels! Make This DIY Cleaning Spray Instead!

The next time you eat an orange or a grapefruit, don’t immediately toss those peels into the garbage! Citrus peels seem like the less-useful part of the fruit, but little did you know they have one really fantastic use for around your home. All-purpose cleaning sprays are great, they can take care of anything from a dirty sink to a messy stove top, but they do have one downside – the smell. Unless you like that cleaner smell, in which case, carry on. But if the smell of cleaning products bothers you, that’s where citrus peels come in handy. Learn how you can take those peels and turn them into wonderful smelling cleaning spray in the video below!

The great thing about this spray is that you can completely customize it to your favorite smells! Love lemon-lime? Then make a lemon-lime cleaning spray! If you love oranges all the way, we suggest orange peels and cinnamon sticks – it smells amazing.

Best of all, you know what you’re putting in this spray, which means there are no added chemicals that you’re spraying around your kids or pets.

– Citrus peels
– Cinnamon
– Lavender
– Rosemary
– Glass jar
– Spray top
– 1 jar of distilled white vinegar
– Funnel
– Wire mesh strainer

STEP 1: Put your citrus peels in your jar in your favorite pairings.
STEP 2: When almost full, fill the jar with vinegar and screw on the lid. Attach a tag with the date and ingredients and let sit for 2-4 weeks.
STEP 3: Fill vinegar bottle halfway with filtered water. Use the funnel and strainer to pour the vinegar mixture into the jar. Screw on the spray nozzle and make your home smell amazing.