Looking for a way to upcycle your citrus peels? Or for a good cleaning concoction to use with our Cleaning Essentials glass spray bottles? Then this cleaning solution is for you!⁠  Can be used on a variety of surfaces, it costs very little to make, and makes use of potential rubbish.


  • A mason jar

  • Citrus peels (orange, grapefruit, lemon or lime)

  • White vinegar

  • Spray bottle

  • Optional: Liquid Castile soap, lemon essential oil


  • Collect your citrus peels in a large mason jar and store in the fridge⁠ until full

  • Once the jar is full with peels, fill it up with white vinegar so the peels are covered, and let it sit out on the countertop for a week or two⁠

  • Once ready to use, fill your glass spray bottle half way with the vinegar/citrus solution and half with water⁠

  • Add a touch of liquid Castile soap and a few drops of lemon essential oil if so desired

  • Clean until your hearts content!⁠


  • Make sure you remove all of the fruit from the peels, otherwise the cleaning solution might be sticky⁠

  • If not organic, make sure to clean the peels well before using

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