Ever try making lavender vinegar cleaner? I really love the way vinegar cleans things, but it honestly smells to high heaven. That’s why I’m glad you can actually infuse vinegar so easily with pleasant smelling herbs. I’ve done it before with my orange peel vinegar cleaner, and now I’m doing it with this lavender vinegar cleaner. It’s not hard to make at all, and it looks and smells beautiful. The color is out of this world from the moment the vinegar touches the lavender buds.
Lavender Vinegar Cleaner
- 2 cups of white vinegar
- 1/2 cup of dried lavender buds
- 1 mason jar (I used a 32 oz. mason jar)
- Cheesecloth or tea strainer (to strain lavender buds from vinegar)
- Spray bottle (use what you have – glass or plastic works well).
- First, fill a mason jar with your vinegar and dried lavender. I added the lavender buds first, then topped it with the vinegar. Seal the jar well once both ingredients are in.
- Next, allow the mixture to sit on a sunny window for a few days – at least a week (so five days). For a stronger lavender scent, you can let it infuse even longer. Ten days is a good amount of time to aim for.
- Strain out the lavender using a cheesecloth or a strainer. A stainless steel tea strainer that fits over a cup or jar works really well for this. It makes everything a lot easier and catches the lavender with little to no mess or cleanup required. You’re left with the infused vinegar, which is the goal.
- Now it’s time to make your all-purpose cleaner. Fill the spray bottle of your choice half way with the infused lavender vinegar, the rest with water. A 50/50 mix should work, but if you want the smell to be a bit more delicate, add more water than infused vinegar. Totally optional, but if you want to create a stronger lavender scent, consider adding some lavender essential oil at this point.
- Save the rest of the vinegar for a later time, or use it to fill another spray bottle the same way, so you have even more cleaner. Either way, make sure you compost the soggy lavender buds. Congrats, you just made lavender vinegar cleaner!
Cleaning with lavender vinegar cleaner
As far as cleaning with this stuff, it’s awesome. Super easy to use, and I absolutely love it. I might even love it more than the orange peel vinegar cleaner I made.
- Counter tops and tables – Just spritz it on and wipe using a rag.
- Stove tops – This definitely made my stove top shine like new. I didn’t have to spray that much either.
- Bathrooms – Great for tubs, sinks, mirrors, shower walls, toilet bowls and faucets.
- Windows – Gets the grime off and makes it look much more clear.
- Kids stuff – Great for cleaning kids toys, highchairs, the works.