Homemade Antibacterial Cleaning Spray

Making your own cleaning products is such a fantastic idea. Not only can you personalise them, using the scents you love, but using only natural ingredients is so much better for you and your family, will save you money and helps to reduce your plastic waste! Since beginning my zero waste journey, I've had lots of different ideas of cleaning products I want to make! I've already made some homemade toilet cleaning products, but I knew I need a more versatile cleaning spray to use around the house! 

Homemade Antibacterial Cleaning Spray - Make your own cleaning products


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One thing I was worried about when making a cleaning spray is that it would not be antibacterial, (I mean, how could you make a natural homemade product antibacterial?) and this felt like it could be quite a problem. But then I did some research and found out that citrus fruits, including lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit all have high antibacterial properties! Perfect! So for this tutorial, you can use any of the above citrus fruits, but I went with orange.

You Will Need:
* A Large Jar With Lid
* Oranges
* White Vinegar (malt vinegar works too!)
*Orange Essential Oil
* Empty Spray Bottle

Homemade Antibacterial Cleaning Spray - Make your own cleaning products
1. To ensure you don't create any food waste, I've been buying a pack of oranges a week, (of course eating them) and saving the peel by popping it into the jar and topping it up with the white vinegar.

2. When your jar is full, leave it to sit for 2-3 weeks.

3. Strain the liquid into the empty spray bottle, ensuring the spray bottle is half vinegar mixture and half water.

4. Add a few drops of your essential oil, give it a quick shake and that's it! You're done! 

Homemade Antibacterial Cleaning Spray - Make your own cleaning products

(If you cant wait 2-3 weeks, you could always fill half an empty bottle with water, the other half with vinegar, add some essential oils and also add the fruit slices into the bottle too, so you can start using it there and then)

Homemade Antibacterial Cleaning Spray - Make your own cleaning products

Have you ever made your own natural cleaning products?

Homemade Antibacterial Cleaning Spray - Make your own cleaning products

Homemade Antibacterial Cleaning Spray - Make your own cleaning products

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