Why should we save and reuse lemon peels instead of throwing them away? Here’s the trick for the house that will make you love them.

In a world where more and more people are looking for natural and sustainable alternatives for house cleaning, lemon peels, along with two other basic ingredients, can prove ideal for making a homemade multi-purpose cleaner. This simple and versatile combination offers an economical alternative to commercial products and promotes a clean and safe home environment. So, let’s take a look at how to make an effective multipurpose cleaner from lemon peels.

Lemon peels, useful for cleaning

Lemon peels are often considered a waste product, but they are often used in the preparation of desserts, as well as first or second courses. In this article we will see how to use them in a completely different area, namely for cleaning the house. All you need are the peels of one or more lemons, alcohol, vinegar and an airtight glass jar.

The first thing to do is get rid of the lemon peels. Make sure you use organic lemons to avoid unwanted chemicals. After using lemons for other culinary preparations, carefully remove the peel and set aside for the detergent making process. At this time, you will need a clean jar to fill with the collected lemon peels. Then add the alcohol and vinegar to the jar, keeping a ratio of about 2 parts alcohol to 1 part vinegar. Make sure the peels are completely submerged in the liquid solution and do not overflow. Seal the jar airtight and let it sit in a cool, dark place for at least two weeks. During this time, the properties of the lemon peels will gradually transfer to the alcohol-vinegar solution, creating a very effective cleaner.

How to use homemade cleaner

After two weeks, you can filter the liquid obtained from the lemon peels with a fine sieve or cheesecloth. Pour the cleaner into an empty spray bottle and dilute the solution with water according to your personal needs. You now have an effective homemade all-purpose cleaner ready to use, but what are the uses?

The all-purpose cleaner made from lemon peel, alcohol and vinegar can be used for a variety of household cleaning purposes.  The first use ever is cleaning the kitchen. Spray the cleaner on countertops, tiles, sinks and appliances to remove stains, grease and bacteria. Lemon is considered a natural whitener and degreaser. Just remove everything with a damp cloth after leaving it on for a few minutes. You can use the cleaner to clean the bathtub, sink, toilet and tiles, but also to clean windowpanes and mirrors. The antibacterial properties of vinegar and the deodorizing properties of lemon help keep the bathroom fresh and disinfected. Plus, your new natural solution is great for cleaning floors. All you have to do is dilute the cleaner with hot water and use it to clean the floors. It effectively removes dirt and leaves a fresh, clean scent. Last but not least, it can be used as an air freshener. Just spray the cleaner diluted with water to eliminate bad odors in the house.

Making a homemade all-purpose cleaner from lemon peels, rubbing alcohol and vinegar is an eco-friendly, affordable and versatile option for cleaning your home. This natural solution offers many benefits, including antibacterial action, odor elimination and the ability to remove stains and grease. Experiment with proportions and find for yourself the combination that best suits your needs.