Old-Fashioned All-Purpose Cleaner (Only Two Ingredients!)
As I get older, my yearning to live a more simple, rooted life has become much more prevalent. Not quite pioneer-woman on the prairie in a sod house...but close lol! Life is such a rat-race of buying, spending and really-just flyin' through it without taking time to actually lean into whatever in the world you're doing in that moment.
Maybe it's because I'm old-fashion (and probably sound it based on that last sentence!), maybe it's because I was raised by people who didn't come from households who could freely spend a whole bunch or maybe its just a combination of all sorts of things...but I'm hellbent in trying to reclaim a lit bit of that old-fashion, if-it-ain't-broken-don't-fix-it, waste not, want not mentality that society has let go of. Instead of buying a new shirt, maybe just sew the button back on the one that you quit wearing; make your dinner and make your dishwashing soap while you're at it!
…which leads up to this blog post of me raving about a two-ingredient all-purpose cleaner that you can whip up today and eliminate adding Clorox wipes to your next grocery haul in the same hand!
I stumbled across this two-ingredient all-purpose cleaner recipe a while ago and it's been one of my favorite swaps to date. I feel like a real homesteadin', prairie gal when I whip out my amber glass spray bottle that holds the juice of fermented oranges and vinegar in it LOL! But in all seriousness, it's a great alternative for all-purpose cleaning wipes when you're wiping down the kitchen, bathroom, etc.
Let me know if you try it out!
What You'll Need:
- Canning jar (bigger the better!)
-White Vinegar to cover
- Stuff the orange peels into the canning jar and fill the jar with white vinegar until full.
- Screw on the lid and place jar in a dark place for two weeks to allow for fermentation.
- After two weeks, take your jar out and strain out the orange peels. Using a 1:1 ratio, pour the liquid mixture and equals amounts of water into a spray bottle. **Refrain from using on granite surfaces as it's been said to have an ill-effect!**