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Handmade Counter Spray & Mirror Cleaner

Orange Vinegar Spray


How To: Citrus & Vinegar Cleaner

There are very few things needed for this recipe. Once you initially purchase the basics, you’ll have everything on hand for awhile to keep making this cleaner!


  • Glass spray bottle
  • Funnel
  • Mason jar


  • Cleaning Vinegar or Distilled White Vinegar
  • Citrus peels; orange, lime, or lemon

Now this recipe is quite simple to assemble, but keep in mind that you’ll need to wait one week before using your new counter spray. Of course, you can use it right away, but the vinegar will not have had enough time to soak up all the fragrant goodness from the citrus peels! Nevertheless, here is the ridiculously easy directions as follows:

  1. Peel the skin off the citrus of your choosing. I generally go with orange peel because that is most often what we snack on.
  2. Place the peels into your mason jar. Also, feel free to use more than one orange or lemon, go ahead and squish a decent amount of peels into the jar!
  3. Pour the cleaning vinegar (or distilled white vinegar) over the orange peels till the jar is full.
  4. Store your pretty jarred goods under the kitchen sink, or in a cabinet, for at least a week before use.
  5. Once a week has passed; pull out your spray bottle, funnel, and jarred citrus. Pour just the infused vinegar into your spray bottle.
  6. Get to using your new cleaner!
  7. Be sure to top off your citrus jar with more vinegar. You can continue to reuse the peels for a long time to come, but definitely put in fresh peels ever so often.

    I included in the title that it is also a mirror cleaner. Yes, vinegar truly does a wonder on mirrors. Reuse old newspapers or a cotton towel to get a streak-free clean mirror!
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Jane Swink (author) from NW Arkansas on January 24, 2021:

Happy to share! Thank you for reading, Brenda!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 24, 2021:

Natural and simple.

Just my kinda thing.

I like using distilled vinegar to clean with and I eat citrus.

Thanks for sharing.

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