Are you looking for an all natural, heavy duty cleaner for your home that will not fill the air with mystery chemicals? Look no further…. are you ready for this? It is Vinegar
Here at Maids and Moore, we have found vinegar to be the safest, natural cleaner for most surfaces. It works great on glass, mirrors, toilets, tubs, and many more non-porous surfaces.
To make this even better we dare you to take it one step further… I know most of us typically do not like the smell of the vinegar so there is a way to kill that smell and make the vinegar even better for cleaning your home. Simply infuse it with other natural elements that God blessed this earth with.
That’s right, today we are doing to tell you how to infuse and stay green while cleaning.
You mean cleaning machine you!
First thing is first lets get our supplies together. You will need the following:
*Large glass jars (mason jars, pickle jars, etc.) we like to use quart canning jars but any jar will work
*herbs, citrus peels (sage, basil, orange, mint, lemon, etc.)
Wash your jars and fill them with your herbs and citrus. Experiment here mix and mingle what you think would work best. Now combine about 2 cups of heated (nearly boiling) vinegar to your jar. Let sit for about 24 hours and it should be ready to use. If you want the good new scent to be stronger let it sit longer before use. When ready to use, strain the peels and herbs out of the mixture and discard, only leaving the new scented vinegar. To keep it from going bad store it in a cool dark place.
You can use this infused vinegar to clean in several ways such as cleaning the window, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, garbage disposal or even as a pet odor remover, fabric softner, pest control and much much more. A few of our favorites are below. Enjoy!
How to use your infused Vinegar for cleaning your home
~ Spray the toilet inside and out and let sit for 30 minutes allowing the vinegar to do its magic. Then simply wipe off the vinegar and tada clean, fresh, and deodorized.
*Shower and Tubs
~Spray the shower/tub with the infused vinegar and allow it to sit for 30 minutes or longer. Come back with a cup of water and sponge and all of the soap scum and sludge will wipe right off.
~Freeze your infused vinegar in an ice tray and drop a few of these in the garbage disposal and grind them up it will remove all of the yuck off the walls and blades of your dishwasher removing unwanted smells and yuck. Repeat weekly for best results.
*Floors ( DO NOT use on porous floors such as wood, stone, marble, and granite surfaces. Vinegar will dry out and damage these floor types and surfaces)
~This infused vinegar is best used on non-porous floors such as tile. It just does wonders. Mix 1/3 vinegar and 2/3 water to a spray bottle. Using a dry micro mop lightly spray a 4-foot space with your infused vinegar and mop moving thru the floor surface cleaning away and deodorizing those floors with the amazing aroma the new infused vinegar is putting off.
DISCLOSURE DO NOT use vinegar on any porous floors or surfaces such as wood, stone, marble, and granite surfaces. Vinegar will dry out and damage these floor types and surface