An easy, homemade vinegar household cleaner is exactly what every homemaker needs. This cleaning solution only uses two ingredients and takes just minutes to whip up!
I’ve been using this homemade household vinegar cleaner in my home for the past few years. Seriously, it’s the best! My love for DIY, all natural household products began with my DIY Laundry Detergent. Projects like these save me money and time while also serving the health of my home and body.
Vinegar is the perfect cleaning solution for your home because it’s so acidic. This makes it great for getting grime and grit off of your counters, floors and windows. One of my favorite things about this cleaner is that it doesn’t have all of the added ingredients that harsh chemical cleaners do. Since I’m 8 months pregnant, cleaning with vinegar is wonderful because I don’t need to worry about inhaling harmful chemicals.
Usually, I keep a large jug of distilled white vinegar on hand which makes replenishing this easy homemade vinegar household cleaner quite simple. I’d suggest buying a large container for yourself so you can have it on hand as well!
What are the benefits of using vinegar for cleaning?
- It’s a cleaning product that’s not full of harsh and toxic chemicals
- The high acidity makes it good at removing grit, grime and stains while not damaging surfaces
- It’s a great all-purpose cleaner which means it can be used for many different forms of cleaning
- Vinegar can be used on multiple kinds of surfaces to clean throughout the home
Can you clean a bathroom with vinegar?
Yes, you can clean a bathroom with vinegar. Vinegar is a go to cleaner for bathroom counters, showers and toilets.
What do you mix with vinegar to clean?
Generally, you should mix vinegar with water to clean. A good cleaning solution usually consists of 1/2 part water to 1/2 part vinegar. Essential oils can also be added to lessen the vinegar scent.
What is the difference between household vinegar and cleaning vinegar?
The difference between household vinegar and cleaning vinegar is the acidity. Cleaning vinegar is referred to as “distilled white vinegar.” White vinegar is usually 95 percent water, giving it only a 5% acidity level. On the other hand, distilled white vinegar has up to 6% acidity. This makes it almost 20% stronger than regular white vinegar.
Ingredients And Supplies You May Need
Distilled white vinegar
Essential oils (optional)
How To Make An Easy Homemade Household Vinegar Cleaner
First, make sure you have a working spray bottle. Or, have multiple spray bottles to make several batches of this cleaning solution to keep on hand.
Next, add in equal parts water and vinegar to the spray bottle. For example, if you add 1/2 cup of water then you will also add 1/2 cup of vinegar. If you are using cleaning vinegar instead of distilled white vinegar, you may want to add more water since the acidity level is a bit higher.
Now you have the option of adding essential oils. This may help to lessen the strong vinegar smell if that’s something you’re not fond of. Check out this post for lovely essential oil combinations .
Finally, tighten the cap of your spray bottle and give that solution a good shake. You’re officially ready to start cleaning!
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