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Lemon Anti-bacterial Spray

This is really easy to make from something that you would ordinarily just throw away


Lemon Shells,
Squeezed and spent, otherwise not needed
6 each

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Lemon Shells

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  1. You will need a large jar
  2. Save any lemon shells from preserving or baking - half shells, lemon peel, zest and place into your jar.
  3. Pour over the vinegar, white distilled or cider
  4. Put in the lid and give the jar a shake
  5. Leave for approx two weeks to allow the oils to come out of the skins into the vinegar. Shake the jar every few days
  6. Strain through a sieve lined with kitchen paper and store the lemon vinegar in a clean bottle. Discard the spent lemon shells
  7. To use: Mix 50-50 with water in a spray bottle.
  8. Effectively cleans and disinfects your surfaces, cleans windows, mirrors and leaves a pleasant smell with no build up
  9. Combined with bi-carbonate of soda you can clean sinks, bathrooms, ovens, with no harm to the environment
  10. Combine a 'splosh' with a 'shake' of bicarbonate of soda and a 'squirt' of washing up liquid with hot water to clean floors. Leaves a slight sheen and no build-up
  11. Lemon oil and vinegar are both highly anti-bacterial and you can utilise these properties easily and cheaply to clean with no toxicity

How long will it take to make?

Preparation time:
20 mins
Total time:
20 mins
Soaking overnight
not included in total time

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