DYI Lemon scrap Vinegar

A little while back whilst I was in the process of making Limoncello (we are rather fond of it), I was wondering what I could do with the leftover lemon flesh.

You see, Limoncello only requires the lemon rind to make its beautiful nectar & as I had sourced organic un-waxed lemons I wanted to use every little last piece of them.

What to do?Pinterest…my favourite friend would enlighten me for sure!

I came across a recipe to make a lemon spray which can be used for all sorts of cleaning jobs & its ridiculously simple.  Its the perfect way to reuse those rinds or peelings from citrus fruit – zero waste eating!!

Are you ready…here goes….

  1. Take your lemon or orange scraps, flesh, peels, whatever & add them to a big ‘ol jar of white vinegar – you can get bulk vinegar at some bulk shops (its cheap too), but if you can’t get hold of it, purchase the biggest bottle you can find & recycle it when finished
  2. Leave them to sit & merge into lemony, vinegar goodness for at least 2 weeks
  3. Remove the scraps, compost or dig a hole in the garden…or someone else’s garden on the sly.
  4. Dilute the lemon vinegar 1:1 with water & add to a spray bottle
  5. Get cleaning

*If you’re feeling fancy pop in some sprigs of rosemary.  It looks great & adds a nice scent as well.

Once you have this in your spray bottle the world is your oyster!

  • Use it in place of your regular kitchen sprays (will make short work of bacteria as it is a known disinfectant)
  • I do recommend a patch test first on surfaces, just to be sure – vinegar is acidic & you dont want to it to spoil anything so dont forget to dilute it with water!!
  • For loo cleaning add ¼ cup of Bi-carb soda (is there nothing this wonder powder can’t do) in the bowl & spritz in your lemon vinegar.  It will fizz up – leave for 10 mins & clean with your toilet brush – plastic free cleaning at its best!

Now if you are wondering how that Limoncello (recipe here) is coming along, its not far off.  It has another 2 weeks to sit with the peels & sugar syrup until I can give it a test – I will keep you in the loop as to its success!!

Much PF love

Sarah xx

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