There are natural alternatives to commercial cleaning solutions, and this is one of our all-time favorites.
This vinegar-based cleaner is so easy to prepare and can be used all around your home (except for natural stone surfaces such as marble and granite). Vinegar is great for tackling soap scum, mold, grease, and serves as a mild antiseptic.
If the scent of vinegar bothers you, you can infuse it to create your own scent! Here, I've soaked fresh rosemary and dried lavender flowers in a large jar of distilled white vinegar for about 3 weeks. You can also soak orange or lemon peels for a citrus-scented vinegar cleaner.
1) 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar (acetic acid + water);
2) 1/2 cup filtered water;
3) (optional) 20 drops of essential oils (you can create your own scent if you're not using infused vinegar).
Add all ingredients together, pour into a spray bottle (check out our 500ml amber spray bottle) and give it a good shake. Done!
Tips for using vinegar cleaner:
- Scrubbing power: Sprinkle baking soda on the target spot then spray vinegar cleaner on to form a paste. Scrub away and watch soap scum, dirt and mold disappear.
- Clean mirrors: Spray vinegar cleaner on windows or mirrors and buff dry with a lint-free cloth.
Do not mix vinegar with bleach as this will create toxic chlorine gas.
Always do a spot test on surfaces you're unsure about as some finishes may be damaged by vinegar.