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Wednesday craft day #012: DIY all-purpose cleaner

Regardless of the weather, tasty fruit salads are always welcome! The next time you make one or use lemon with a tasty dish, you can save the peels and make your own homemade all-purpose cleaner. The ingredients travel a short CO2 path since you may already have them. So it has environmental benefits and it saves money! 😎


  • Spray bottle with spray cap
  • Glass jar with lid
  • 1 lemon
    ➪ preferably organic
  • Water
  • natural vinegar
  • sieve

You are free to choose your ingredients, do you prefer grapefruit or orange peels? Go ahead! fresh herbs such as mint are also very welcome! 🍊


  1. Put the lemon peels in the glass jar
  2. Pour vinegar into the pot to cover the lemons
  3. Let sit for about a week
    • at room temperature, away from sunlight
  4. Strain the mixture into the spray bottle to remove all lemon pulp and residue
    • This way you avoid that the bottle could clog
  5. Mix 1/3 vinegar with 2/3 water


You can watch all the steps in the video above.

PS : Avoid wooden furniture or floors, tile joints, stone countertops and floors such as granite, marble, soapstone!

Enjoy your fruit salad and the money saved! ☀️

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