If you’re a follower of our blog you know by now that there are a few things we are fond of and white vinegar is one of them. You should also know that we are not giving unnecessary credit here. By its nature vinegar is a perfect natural disinfectant, and we don’t have to mention how cheap it is. You can clean almost everything in the house with this natural non-chemical disinfectant. If you want to try vinegar for cleaning purposes and happy with no scent that’s ok. But if you are like us and into naturally boosted scents then keep reading.
What you will need:
- Glass jars
- White vinegar
- Herbs, spices, peels
What you should keep in mind:
- Use a cheap white vinegar. You are going to do the cleaning with it and don’t need to buy the best of the best.
- Always store your scented vinegar in glass jars.
- Don’t use ingredients that have visible mold.
- Wash the jar and its lid before filling it with scented vinegar.
- Don’t use ingredients that might leave stain such as turmeric or berries.
- Don’t use sugary or fleshy parts of your ingredients. This will make your vinegar sticky.
What you shouldn’t clean with vinegar:
- Granite, marble and soapstone countertops. Vinegar would make them lose their shine and can cause pitting.
- Solid wood furniture. It’s not a good idea to clean wood with pure vinegar. It might damage the wood. But you can use it to make a natural mixture by adding other ingredients. For more have a look at our post how to clean any floor.
Orange clove vinegar: This scent is the messenger of the days ahead. Our favourite time of the year is about to come and this mix is smelling just like it: Christmas! This mix will give your entire home a Christmasy smell. When you deep clean with this scented vinegar you don’t need to prepare a holiday potpourri at all.
Lemon lavender vinegar: Lemon is another great natural disinfectant. It’s associated with cleaning solutions so why not try this one? It will give an additional relaxing smell when you add lavender as well.
Pear cardamom vinegar: The mix of pear and cardamom pods will give your house earthy, sweet and warm smell. If you can’t perfectly peel the peels tiny bits of fruit flesh will make the vinegar cloudy. Better not to use for glass cleaning.
Mixed herb vinegar: If you want a summer breeze in your house try this one. Mix parsley, sage, rosemary, dill, thyme, and cilantro. When it’s ready to use your house will smell rich and fragrant.
Grapefruit rosemary vinegar: For a bright and fresh smell you can mix grapefruit with rosemary. A balanced citrus combined with herbal touch wood your happiness once you smell it.
How to make them:
- Select peels, spices, herbs of your choice.
- Wash them.
- Stuff in a glass jar.
- Pour white vinegar, cover the stuff completely.
- Seal and shake.
- Leave the jar sealed between 1-14 days, however you like.
- Remove stuff from jar.
- Pour vinegar through a funnel and use cloth as a filter into a glass spray bottle.
You don’t need expensive commercial products for deep cleaning. Always look for the green alternative. We are sure you can find one to suit you and your cleaning purposes.