After two weeks of watching my clementine peels soak in vinegar (and shaking the jar every few days) the time had come to make my mixture!
I started by removing the clementines from the jar (I actually squeezed some to get out as much vinegar from them as I could) and then strained the remaining liquid. Look at that color!
I mixed the cleaner in an all-purpose cleaning bottle I picked up at the Dollar Store earlier that morning. The concoction is a 2:1 ratio, water:vinegar.
The bottle held the entire jar perfectly! I added about 1.5c vinegar and 3c of water. Gave it a little shake and started cleaning... the walls. the trim. the bathroom. the counters.
it worked sooooo well. I was very impressed. It even worked on tough dog messes. I love it so much I am starting to save my clementine peels again to make another batch to have on hand when I use up this one.
My husband was 100% skeptical of this homemade cleaner. He did not want our house to smell like vinegar even if after a while it dissipates. While I was cleaning I asked him if he could smell the vinegar and he said that it only smelled a little citrus-y and that was it. To my surprise, I came home the next day and he told me, "You know that cleaner worked really well on the sink, too, and it smells good!"
Has anyone made a cleaner like this one or any other kind?? How did it turn out?