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 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! {This post contains affiliate links}


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 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
*Orange Essential Oil
* Empty Spray Bottle

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! 


Have you ever made your own natural cleaning products?

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