I made another craft!
You guys may not know this about me, but I’m quite crafty. I’ve made my own drapes, upholstered my own furniture, refinished tables, and a bunch of small little crafts around my home that I’ve had for years. I’ve been working on this one for the last few weeks, and loved it so much I thought I’d share it with you!
I go through a lot of spray cleaners in my home. Not because I’m especially clean (ha. definitely not that.) but because my darling dog has a nervous digestive system and usually throws up once a day. Every day. Since the day I rescued him. That’s a lot of throwing up – and a lot of spray cleaner. When I clean the floor I hate using bleach, because for some reason or another the dog ends up licking the floor, and although he’s survived accidentally eating a back of baking chocolate – I don’t want to push my luck. I usually use the Clorox Green brand (which is great and I love)… but it can get expensive. Enter: homemade spray cleaner!
First take grape fruit rinds, and remove all remnants of fruit or juice from them until only the rind remains.
The, take a large container (I used a couple of large ball jars) and fill it with the rinds. I used the rinds of 6 grapefruit total between two jars. If you aren’t going to eat all 6 grape fruit in one day, store them in the fridge in a little bit of vinegar. Once you have as many grapefruit as you want, let it sit in the vinegar for 10-14 days, depending how potent you want it to smell. (I left it for about 10 and thought it was lovely, but if you hate the smell of vinegar you may want to wait longer.
Be sure to strain out any bits of grapefruit when pouring out your vinegar in the spray contain, as well as thoroughly clean out the old spray bottle that you are refilling.
You can also use other ingredients to add scent to a vinegar cleaning – such as flower petals or lavender.
I hope this helps make cleaning a little more pleasant for you (especially if you hate cleaning as much as I do!).