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5 Homemade Eco-Friendly Cleaning Recipes From Citrus Fruit

5 Homemade Eco-Friendly Cleaning Recipes From Citrus Fruit

When life gives you lemons, make homemade cleaning products! Today, I'm thrilled to share some fantastic DIY cleaning recipes that keep your home sparkling and harness the natural power of citrus fruits like lemon and orange. These ingredients are not only good for your home but are also gentle on the environment. Let's dive in!

Citrus All-Purpose Cleaner:

Citrus fruits are packed with natural acids that make them fantastic cleaning agents. Here's how to create your citrus-powered all-purpose cleaner:


Peels from 2-3 citrus fruits (lemon, orange, or a mix)

White vinegar



Place the citrus peels in a glass jar. Pour white vinegar over the peels until they are fully submerged. Seal the jar and let it sit for about two weeks. This allows the vinegar to absorb the citrus goodness. After two weeks, strain the citrus-infused vinegar into a spray bottle, diluting it with equal parts water. Use this citrus-infused mixture to clean countertops, sinks, and more. It's not only effective but also leaves a fresh, citrusy scent.

Lemon and Baking Soda Scrub:



Baking soda


Cut a lemon in half. Dip the cut side of the lemon into a dish of baking soda. Use the lemon as a scrubber on surfaces with stains or tough grime. Rinse and wipe clean. The lemon's acidity and baking soda make for a powerful and natural scrub.

Citrus Garbage Disposal Freshener:


Lemon or orange peels

Ice cubes


Place some citrus peels in your freezer until you're ready to use them. When your garbage disposal needs freshening, toss a few ice cubes down the drain, followed by the frozen citrus peels. Turn on the disposal to grind the ice and citrus, leaving your kitchen smelling citrus-fresh.

Orange Wood Polish:


1/4 cup olive oil

Juice from 1 orange


Mix the olive oil and orange juice in a bowl. Dip a cloth into the mixture and polish wooden furniture or floors. Not only will it shine, but it will also leave a pleasant orange scent behind.

Citrus Vinegar Window Cleaner:


1 cup white vinegar

1 cup water

Juice from 1 lemon


Mix all the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake well before using. Spray it on your windows and wipe away streaks with a clean cloth or newspaper. You'll love the citrusy, streak-free results.


By using these natural and eco-friendly citrus-based cleaning recipes, you're not only reducing your exposure to harsh chemicals but also helping the environment. Citrus fruits are powerful natural cleaners that leave your home smelling fresh and inviting. So, grab those lemons and oranges, and let's clean green together!

Remember, small steps like these can make a big difference in preserving our planet for future generations. Happy cleaning, and here's to a greener, cleaner home!