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Homemade All-natural Super Citrus All-purpose Cleaner


  • 2 c. white vinegar
  • citrus peels*
  • 1/2 tbsp. dried thyme
  • 2 c. water
  • 1 tsp. citric acid or LemiShine
  • 30 drops (1/4 tsp.) Young Living lemon, lime, or orange essential oil (optional)*


  1. Put the vinegar, the citrus peels (add just enough that the vinegar covers them), and thyme in a mason jar. Put on the lid and let it sit, shaking it up once in a while, for 2 to 4 weeks (the longer you wait, the stronger it gets).
  2. Strain the citrus peels and thyme from the vinegar (a tea towel works very well for this). Add the water, citric acid, and essential oil to the vinegar and mix until the citric acid has dissolved. Put into a spray bottle.
  3. To use, shake the bottle first to ensure everything is blended then simply spray anywhere you would any other all-purpose cleaner and wipe away.

Recipe Notes

1. *When using authentic essential oils like Young Living, be sure to store the cleanser in a glass bottle as plastic will eventually melt away from the strength of the essential oil.
2. Orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, kumquat, and mandarin peels all work great for this recipe. Use just one or a combination.
3. To keep track of when your Super Citrus APC is done infusing, put a piece of masking tape on the jar or its lid with the date that you started making it.