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Rosemary Orange All-Purpose Spray

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When you make your own all-purpose cleaner, you never again have to wonder, “What’s in this stuff” and “Is it ok that I’m spraying it all over my house?” As a bonus, you can reduce the need for single-use plastic by using refillable glass bottles. Our DIY Rosemary and Orange infused All-Purpose Cleaning Spray smells like a holiday miracle and is made with ingredients you can see and probably already have. 

Materials

  • 1 quart-sized glass canning jar with lid
  • 1 glass spray bottle
  • ½ cup rosemary stems
  • 1 ½ cup orange peels
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 4 cups water

Directions

  1. Fill the glass jar with orange peels and rosemary. Pour white vinegar into the jar, just enough to cover the peels and herbs. 
  2. Screw the lid on the jar tightly and place in a dark area for 2-4 weeks for the peels and herbs to infuse the vinegar.
  3. Remove from the cupboard and strain out the peels.
  4. Mix the vinegar mixture with 4 cups of water and pour it into a glass spray bottle to make a multi-purpose cleaner. 

Notes and Variations

  • Avoid using this cleaner on granite countertops, as the citric acid may damage the surface. The cleaner works well on glass, tiles, stainless steel, and linoleum floors.
  • This cleaning spray makes for a great DIY gift. Make a big batch, buy some pretty glass spray bottles, and tie a bow around it. Voila!

5 Comments

  • Vinn
    December 2, 2021 at 11:54 am

    This sounds so fresh, and it’s a lovely housewarming gift idea! Everyone is moving toward less chemicals and more natural lifestyles. Thanks!

    Reply
    • Imperfect
      December 2, 2021 at 12:03 pm

      This would be a perfect housewarming gift!!! Cheers 💚✨

      Reply
  • Linda
    December 2, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    What do y’all think about leaving the rosemary and oranges/ (or lemons at this time of year!) in the bottle since it looks pretty?

    Reply
    • Imperfect
      December 6, 2021 at 9:42 am

      Yes! Love that! 💚

      Reply
    • Kathy
      January 10, 2022 at 9:16 pm

      Doesn’t the orange peel rot? I’m going to try this. It sounds great!

      Reply

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