Have you ever been cleaning with a bunch of smelly chemicals and started gagging and coughing?! I know I’ve definitely had my fair share of coughing fits while disinfecting the bathroom. Eek! After one too many episodes of that and doing more research on the horrible side effects like:
- Lung Irritation
- Skin rashes
- Pulmonary Edema
- Reproductive issues in both men & women
- Organ damage
I decided to no longer purchase toxic cleaners because frankly, dangerous chemicals seeping into my body from my skin and lungs is the last thing I want.
One of my favorite and multipurpose ways to clean everything is with white vinegar. Seriously! This stuff works on almost anything — counters, stoves, floors, sinks, walls, mirrors, glass, appliances, windows, even on cloth material!
Despite the amazingness of this stuff, the smell is enough stop people from trying or continuing to use it. I’ll admit vinegar does have a very strong odor, but it’s worth it! There aren’t too many natural/organic cleaners out there that are readily available, cheap, and that work well, but since some people might find the smell overwhelming, I created a little formula that acts as an effective cleaner while also toning down that harsh vinegar smell.
DIY Citrus Cleaner
- 3 cups white vinegar
- 1 lime (sliced)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
1) Place lime slice in a jar along with lemon juice and vinegar. 2) Cover and store in cool place for 3 days. 3) Strain liquid into spray bottle and voilà! Your new cleaning machine is ready and it smells like tropical lime and tangy lemons!
Check out some of Brown & Coconuts’ other fav cleaning recipes:
Peace, Love, & Coconuts