Go green and clean your home naturally without the use of harsh and nasty chemicals. This easy, all-natural cleaning solution is made with only a few simple ingredients including lemons and vinegar. Make your home shine from top to bottom and remove persistent stains including coffee spills.

Cleaning Photo Credit: demaerre (iStock).

Photo Credit: demaerre (iStock).


Lemon peels (orange or lime work too)

Distilled white vinegar

Distilled Water

2 Large mason jars

1 Spray bottle

Essential oils (optional)

Lemons, Photo Credit: Waldfoto (iStock)

Photo Credit: Waldfoto (iStock)

Fill half of your mason jar with lemon peels and the other half with white vinegar. Seal the jar tightly and shake well. After letting the mixture sit for about 2-3 weeks, toss the lemons peels and strain the remaining mixture through a mesh strainer into the second mason jar, filling it with distilled water in a 1:1 ratio. Pour into a plastic or glass spray bottle and start cleaning!

Add 3-4 drops of lavender essential oils for a boost of fragrance. This all-purpose cleaner can be used on just about any kind of surface including countertops, floors, cabinets, windows, toilets, and even inside the refrigerator. Happy cleaning!