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Infused Vinegar Tutorial For Green Cleaning

Posted on November 17, 2015 by 53989290 | 2 comments
Hi everyone, I hope your day was lovely. Today in Texas began overcast with misting rain, but soon to share the glory with the golden sunshine. I have something I would like to share with you, reminds me a lot of sunshine. In fact it requires the use of the harnessed energy of sunshine, both in the beginning and the end. Many of you like to use green cleaning and I want to give you a high five for that. Let me add something to your arsenal just in case you are not already doing this, if you are please share so others can go green( or Orange). Vinegar is one of my favorite products to use around the house. It has such wonderful properties for disinfecting surfaces. It doesn't clean so well, unless you want to expend a lot of elbow grease, but it does deodorize. It is great to use after a basic castille soap & water wipe down, but do not use it on marble, stone, or hardwood floors.  It can etch the surface and remove the protective coating if there is one. We are using plain white vinegar, and will create a lovely orange infused vinegar. The aromatics are so much better once it has had a chance to marinate. So be patient. Gather your items:
  • White vinegar
  • Organic oranges, lemons, or grapefruit
  • Jar of your choice (reuse one you already have)
Let's begin:
  • Wash and peel the fruit
  • Pack the peels in the clean jar
  • Pour warmed vinegar over the peels, just to cover the top.
  • Place the lid on and set the jar outside in warm weather months or on the south facing window during the cold weather.
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  • Allow the energy of the sun to extract the essential oils and impart in the vinegar. You may want to shake it around every once in a while, but isn't necessary.
  • After 1 week, pour off the infused vinegar and store in a glass jar until ready to use
  • Use the peels to clean your garbage disposal (only a few at at time or it may clog) freeze the remainder peels in ice cube trays with water for future disposal cleaning.
lemon vinegar 2 wanderingthistlestudio Use this lovely vinegar as needed. I like having a sprayer handy to use after wiping anything down. When not to use vinegar for cleaning: Never use vinegar to clean up a raw egg, it will actually be counter productive. As stated previously, do not use on stone or marble What type of green cleaning product do you like to use? As always... Wander. Explore. Create. Enjoy. ~TheresaTheresa Wandering Thistle Studio 1459x1469    
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  • Theresa

    It’s wonderful. I really like using orange peels. Let me know how you like it.

  • kaylafioravanti

    I use vinegar to clean all the time but I’ve never infused it like this – can’t wait to try it out!


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