DIY Satsuma-scented Cleaning Spray

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.


Satsuma peels

White vinegar


Spray Bottle

Mason Jar or Large Amber Glass Bottle


  1. Place the peels from two satsumas in a mason jar or a large amber bottle.
  2. Pour white vinegar to the jar until it is almost full and put the lid on.
  3. 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.
  4. After 21 days pour the vinegar into a measuring jug.
  5. Place the solution in an empty bottle halfway. Then top up with cooled boiled water. Add a spray nozzle.
  6. Put the remaining vinegar and satsuma peels back into the mason jar, and leave to infuse for longer.
  7. Use the cleaning spray to clean surfaces and windows around the home.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea


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