Lemon vinegar for cleaning
Don’t want to throw away lemon peel when cooking? Try turning it into a versatile lemon vinegar of exceptionally high quality! This unique, flavorful product is good for dressing salads, sauces, fish, poultry and meat, especially lamb. It can also be used as a homemade cleaner for various surfaces at home.
Lemon vinegar is great for dealing with all kinds of stains and soiling, it effectively breaks down grease and disinfects. To make lemon vinegar at home, we need regular table vinegar (90%), the zest of several lemons, a glass container with a lid and 2 weeks of time. In a container pour the zest, pour the vinegar, shake and let stand for 2 weeks, remembering to shake from time to time. Next, you can strain the liquid and dilute it with water in the ratio of 50-50. Although, the last step can be omitted if you are going to clean particularly dirty surfaces with lemon vinegar or disinfect plumbing.
We will talk about vinegar, lemon and how to use this combination. First you need to prepare it, since it is not possible to find this miracle mixture in the market or in the store.
You will need:
- 500 ml of vinegar
- 2-3 large lemons
- 2 sprigs of rosemary (or mint).
- Squeeze out the lemon juice and pour it into a glass jar. Add the peel, chopped into pieces, and some rosemary.
- Heat the vinegar on the stove or in the microwave until it comes to a boil, then pour it over the lemon base and stir.
- Then seal the jar tightly and let the vinegar infuse for 24 hours. After that, all that’s left is to strain the cleanser.
This way, the vinegar will be saturated with essential oils (which mold cannot tolerate) and will leave a pleasant aroma. The resulting active ingredient must be able to apply in the right amounts. First of all, it removes unpleasant odors that, for example, remain after animals or appear in dirty appliances.
To clean your refrigerator, microwave oven, oven, or to remove traces after pets, use lemon vinegar with water in a ratio of 1 to 2.
For effective window cleaning, dilute the cleaner with 1 to 1 water. You will need the same ratio to soak plastic bottles and other containers that also tend to absorb odors. We especially recommend taking a closer look at food containers and thermal coffee mugs.
Mildew gets in the machine too often to neglect the recipe for lemon vinegar. Don’t put dry citric acid in there, rather use a cup of lemon vinegar and run the machine unclothed at high temperatures.
The best part is that a refreshing citrusy smell remains after cleaning with vinegar made with this simple recipe. The cost of homemade cleaner is so small that you want to use it everywhere and anywhere: soak cutting boards in it, wash glass, use it to clean the floors and even the trash can
At all times, homemade vinegars have served as sources of natural vitamins and minerals and rid the body of toxins. Enriching the time-honored elixir with lemon and garden herbs, makes it even more useful and gives it additional health benefits.