December is satsuma season and while you tuck into those sweet and juicy fruits, save the peels as they have a myriad of uses. One of them being to make a homemade vinegar cleaning spray.
When infused in a white vinegar solution, the satsuma peels add a natural zingy scent which cuts through the otherwise potent smell of vinegar.
Mason Jar or Large Amber Glass Bottle
- Place the peels from two satsumas in a mason jar or a large amber bottle.
- Pour white vinegar to the jar until it is almost full and put the lid on.
- Place the jar in a cold dark place for 21 days away from sunlight. If you are using a clear mason jar, place the jar in a brown paper bag. The longer you leave the vinegar and satsuma peels to infuse, the stronger the citrus scent.
- After 21 days pour the vinegar into a measuring jug.
- Place the solution in an empty bottle halfway. Then top up with cooled boiled water. Add a spray nozzle.
- Put the remaining vinegar and satsuma peels back into the mason jar, and leave to infuse for longer.
- Use the cleaning spray to clean surfaces and windows around the home.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea