White vinegar is a pretty amazing household cleaner. It’s incredibly cheap; cuts through dirt, grease, odours and soap scum like nothing else; can be used in a myriad of different ways; and is kinder to the environment than many cleaning products you can buy. It’s a bit of a miracle cleaning product really when you think about it.
However, there is one downside to vinegar, and it’s quite a biggie. Vinegar smells of, well, vinegar. Which isn’t entirely ideal sometimes, and isn’t to everyone’s taste. Particularly if you are using it in a small space.
I quite often use a vinegar spray to clean my kitchen, but I don’t want it smell like I’ve been eating fish and chips.
In this instance I turn to essential oils to fragrance my vinegar. Or, when I’m feeling super thrifty, I turn to kitchen scraps and herbs picked straight from my garden. Infusing the vinegar with citrus peelings and my favourite botanicals creates a fresh scent that’s light on the pocket.
Find out how to make infused vinegar for cleaning in my post with Thought’s blog.
ps: no Ten Things this week whilst I take a little break!