Vinegar is one of the best natural solutions on the planet, but most people don't love the smell. It's really easy to take plain old white distilled vinegar and turn it into scented cleaning vinegars that make this already amazing cleaner even more powerful as well as more pleasant to the nose. This tutorial will show you how to make scented cleaning vinegars with easy step by step instructions as well as show you the added benefits of adding fruit and herbs can do!
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Adding fruit peels and herbs to distilled white vinegar gives it a much better scent, and it also can turn the vinegar into a natural degreaser, disinfectant, antibacterial cleaner and even a cleaner that is safe on wood surfaces!
WARNING! Vinegar should never be used to clean granite. It can cause permanent damage!
Orange Scented Vinegar is great for cutting through grease and removing tough stains from surfaces. To make your orange scented vinegar, you will need a cup of orange peels or 20 drops of orange essential oils (Purchase HERE).
Rosemary Scented Vinegar is an amazing antibacterial cleaner that works great on countertops, tabletops and just about anywhere in your home. To make rosemary scented vinegar, you will need 4-8 sprigs of fresh rosemary or 20 drops of rosemary essential oil (Purchase HERE).
Pine Scented Vinegar is perfect for cleaning wood surfaces like tables, butcher block and cutting boards. To make pine scented vinegar, you will need a few clippings from your favorite pine tree or bush or 20 drops of pine essential oils (Purchase Here).
Lemon Scented Vinegar is a fabulous disinfectant that is great for countertops and bathrooms. To make lemon scented vinegar, you will need one cup of lemon peels or 20 drops of lemon essential oils (Purchase HERE).
If you don't have these available, you can substitute 20 drops of essential oils for each of the scents. Now...onto the step by step instructions!
How to Make DIY Cleaning Vinegar
Step 1 - Add fruit peels, herb sprigs or essential oils to a Mason Jar ( Purchase HERE ) or large sealable glass container.
Step 2 - Fill the jar almost to the top with distilled white vinegar.
Step 3 - Seal the jar and allow it to sit for 12-24 hours.
Step 4 - Use a funnel and pour the scented vinegar into a clean Spray Bottle ( Purchase HERE ). It's much easier if you strain the vinegar using a colander to remove the peels or herb sprigs.
Step 4 - Add a cute Chalkboard Label ( Purchase HERE ) and use your scented vinegars to clean your entire home and leave it clean and smelling amazing too!
PRO TIP! A reader of mine shared that since vinegar can make the mason jar lids rust, she places a piece of parchment paper between the lid and the jar. The lid should still screw on with ease! LOVE this tip!