Easy + Toxin Free Cleaner

In our house, finding new ways to utilize each part of the food we eat is part of our wellness practice. We seek to create minimal waste, avoid harmful toxins, and show respect towards the food we consume. 

I love this all purpose cleaner recipe because not only is cheap but it helps break down citrus peels enough to be compostable. 

I saw this recipe on Trading Waste for Abundance  and in the homesteading Facebook group I am a part of. I've been using the product for 2 months now, and no, I will not be switching back to nasty chemical cleaner.

Here's how its done:

I store all of my citrus peels in a container, placed in the freezer. Occasionally, lemon rinds go down in the sink disposal, but other than that, in the freezer they go. When the container fills up, I fill it with distilled white vinegar, and let soak in the fridge for 2 weeks.

all natural cleaner

After 2 weeks, strain the citrus vinegar and pour it in a squirt bottle if you'd like. Dilute with water. Ratio should be 1 part water, one part citrus vin. Add a few drops of lavender or tea tree (I prefer tea tree for it's anti-fungal properties), and there you have it!

Oh + don't forget to throw your peels in your compost!

A passive way to make toxin-free all purpose cleaner, reduce waste, and save money, what's better than that?