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How to Make Homemade All-Purpose Lemon Cleaner

Making homemade cleaners is not as hard as it sounds. You can make this Homemade All-Purpose Lemon Cleaner in just a couple easy steps and you might even get a pitcher of Fresh Squeezed Lemonade while you’re at it.

I am very happy to add this fresh smelling, grease cutting all purpose cleaner to my arsenal of homemade cleaners. If you’re like me, then keeping a clean and home is important to you but harsh chemicals…not so much.

Lemons are acidic. The acid serves as an antibacterial and antiseptic, much like bleach but a lot better smelling. That’s what I call a win-win!

The next time you head to the market grab some lemons. For reference, I filled an empty Ragu pasta jar with the rinds 6-7 medium lemons, which yielded a small 16oz spray bottle. You will be using the rinds mixed with white vinegar for your homemade cleaner.

After putting your new cleaner in a spray bottle I must warn you, you’re gonna want to clean everything! Not only does it smell amazing but it will leave your surfaces squeaky clean.


Homemade All-Purpose Lemon Cleaner

A fresh smelling, powerful homemade cleaner
Keyword: cleaner, homemade, lemonade


  • 6 Medium Lemon Rinds
  • Vinegar


  • Stuff a 16oz jar with lemon rinds
  • Fill the jar with white vinegar
  • Allow the vinegar and lemons to sit for 2-3 weeks to infuse
  • Strain the rinds from the vinegar and store in a spray bottle


This can be diluted with more vinegar to make more cleaner, although I recommend if you want more cleaner to simply infuse in a larger jar. The more lemon the better the scent!

Did you write that one down? If not you SHOULD! I am an advocate for handwritten recipes and I have created a super cute recipe card for such an occasion!

lemon cleaner pinterest pin

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clear 16oz spray bottle
white vinegar in a bottle

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