Citrus Peel Vinegar Spray Cleaner – DIY all natural

Citrus cleaners are so effective and versatile for cleaning so many different surfaces. I chose to use orange peels for this recipe. (But I also have made this with Lemon and it’s awesome!) This would equal out to be the equivalent of your standard orange cleaner, for a fraction of the cost. + no nasty chemicals are involved so it’s safe for the whole family. This is a great all purpose cleaner, the oils from the orange peels have disinfectant properties which helps to kill off bacteria around the home. It is very effective for stains and odors in carpets and laundry as well as everyday dirt and grime and doubles as a natural degreaser.

Citrus Peel Vinegar Spray Cleaner - DIY all natural

We added a post on All Purpose Vinegar Spray (with essential oils) but this mix is for the people {like me} who dislike the smell of pure vinegar. The mix of orange seems to dull it out quite a bit PLUS you can add in cinnamon sticks or vanilla beans for an extra yummy smelling spray, or you can use the orange peels alone. ( I mixed in some vanilla & it smells like orange creamsicles! 😀 )

Orange vinegar Cleaner DIY

What You’ll Need:

  • Citrus Peels (Orange, Lemon, Lime, or Tangerine)
  • Cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans (optional)
  • Distilled White Vinegar (or alternatively you could use apple cider vinegar)
  • Distilled Water (optional)
  • Airtight Glass Jar (a recycled jam jar works great for this)
  • Fine Mesh Strainer.
  • Funnel
  • Spray Bottle
  • Essential Oils (Optional)

To Make:

  • Fill your jar with citrus peels and pour vinegar over them right to the top. (you can grate the peels for further effectiveness)
  • Seal the jar and allow to stand in a cool dark place for 2 or so weeks. (I kept this batch in the fridge) You can also shake the jar everyday to get more out of the peels. The vinegar will start to colour orange.
  • Once the standing period is over, (or when you’ve reached your desired consistency) strain the peels reserving the liquid. (I put the strainer right over a funnel into the spray bottle)


  • I dilute mine equal parts: Vinegar Mixture to Water (You can keep the concentrate for more stubborn cleaning jobs)
  • If the scent isn’t strong enough for you, (or you can still smell too much vinegar) you can add in a few drops of essential oil.

That’s it! You’re ready to start cleaning away! ❤

I made a pretty big list of uses in the last cleaner’s profile, (Which you can check out here) so I don’t want to double up BUT this is an all around all purpose cleaner.

Citrus & Vinegar Spray Cleaner DIY all natural

Photo by from Pexels

What are your favorite all natural cleaners to make?

Happy Cleaning! ❤

I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs for all of your herbal healing needs! Harmonious Mind is a great Canadian supplier of essential oils.
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