This Citrus Cleaning Spray now my go-to for all cleaning. It is particularly awesome at cleaning greasy splashbacks and getting grubby marks off my walls (why do my kids insist on touching them, climbing them, rubbing their feet all over them?!).

I’ve made a little video to show you just how easy it is to make. Yes, you need to be a little organised, but, if you’re mindful to put all of your citrus peels into jars and covering them with vinegar, you’ll always have some brewing.


Makes: 250 ml Prep time: <5 min. (allow 2-3 weeks to infuse)


• peels from 2-3 citrus fruits (orange, lemon, mandarin etc.)
• 1 cup | 250 ml white vinegar


• muslin cloth or nut milk bag


1. Fill a small jar with citrus peels and top with vinegar.
2. Leave the mixture to sit in a cool, dark place for at least 2-3 weeks.
3. Strain liquid through a muslin cloth or nut milk bag over a clean bowl, discarding peel.
4. Transfer into container of choice (I like to use a glass trigger spray bottle).

To Use

Spray directly onto surfaces as required and wipe down with a cleaning cloth. Shake well prior to each use.

Recipe Notes

Don’t be caught out without fresh citrus brew; keep adding citrus peels to new jars and get them infusing at different times.

Krissy Ballinger

Krissy Ballinger


Krissy wants to see a world where people make conscious choices that honour both humans and habitat. It is her mission to gently guide people towards this beautiful way of life. With a background in education and health promotion, she devotes her time to increasing awareness on common and avoidable toxins, as well as educating individuals on simple ways they can adjust their lifestyles to better serve themselves, and the planet. Natural DIY is Krissy’s speciality, and she has sold over 50,000 copies of her recipe books, including her latest book, The Lifestyle Edit, the award-winning, Naturally Inspired - Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning, and her kids book, Make & Play - Natural DIY Recipes for Kids.

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