The Best-Smelling Citrus Cleaner Ever

Sonnet, we love your citrus cleaner! We’re referring to certified health coach Sonnet Lauberth, author of the fabulous blog In Sonnet’s Kitchen. We think you’ll like this cleaner too. 

I am absolutely addicted to using this Citrus Vinegar Cleaner in our home. I love that it doesn’t involve any chemicals and is a wonderful way to reuse citrus peels that would have otherwise made their way into the compost. When diluted with water, this cleaner is perfect for cleaning mirrors, glass and countertops, and mopping floors.

DIY Citrus Vinegar Cleaner

Ingredients and Supplies

    • Citrus peels

    • Glass jar

    • White vinegar

    • Spray bottle


  1. Cut peel off citrus fruit and place in jar.
  2. Cover with vinegar and allow to sit for two weeks.
  3. Remove peels and dilute vinegar 1:1 with water.
  4. Pour into spray bottle.

Use as a cleaner for windows, glass and counters, and for mopping floors.


You can also mix the vinegar-water mixture with a little Dr. Bronner’s soap or baking soda for more cleaning power.