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If you've been one of the lucky ones to have a box of fresh citrus delivered to your doorstep, we've got another treat for you.

When not taken to the compost, we use our leftover citrus peels to make a non-toxic cleaning spray. It's so simple; you may do this already!


Place any citrus peel (orange, lemon, lime will do) in a jar. We used a 32oz container, though any size you choose will work. Fill the jar half full with broken-up or sliced citrus peels. Then fill the jar with distilled white vinegar, and seal it with a lid. Let steep and infuse for about two weeks; longer is ok too!

Any jar is fine to use. We used leftover kombucha and cold brew bottles for ours and made the peels smaller to easily come out of the jar once the solution is infused - see image below. ;)

After infusing, strain the vinegar concentrate with a cloth and store it in a designated container. For use, pour the solution into a spray bottle roughly 3/4 of the height of the bottle. Then add in 1/4 of water to dilute just a bit.

This cleaning spray smells divine and is a lovely reminder of all that juicy California sunshine!