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A zero-waste, chemical-free cleaner from pennies

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to live more consciously? Then let us show you a zero-waste, environmentally friendly cleaning product for pennies that you can make yourself with just a few ingredients and save big.

On New Year’s Eve, as the clock strikes midnight, many people make resolutions. Usually, people wish themselves and each other a prosperous and happy New Year, but there are also those who choose to live an environmentally conscious lifestyle.

If you’re looking to reduce your ecological footprint in 2023 and try a zero-waste lifestyle, you’ll love this cleaning product.

It is universally applicable, environmentally friendly and extremely easy to make. The video, shared by user @shealwaysbarefoot, has been incredibly popular on TikTok.

What will you need?

  • 4-5 citrus fruits (lime, lemon, grapefruit, orange)
  • Pine needles (one or two sprigs)
  • 3/4 liters distilled vinegar

How to prepare?

You will need a jar of about a liter.

Slice the citrus fruits and place them in the jar.

Gather a sprig or two of fresh pine needles, chop them into small pieces to fit in the jar.

Fill the jar with distilled vinegar making sure to cover completely all the other ingredients.

Then cover the jar with the lid and leave the mixture to mature for 4 weeks.

Strain the mixture after a month.

Fill a spray bottle with a 1:3 ratio of water and citrus/pine mixture.

You can also add 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil.

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How efficient is the mixture?

Citrus fruits dissolve most impurities easily and also have antibacterial and disinfectant properties. They also neutralize unpleasant odors. Pine needles also have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Distilled vinegar dissolves impurities, is a natural descaler, is non-toxic and is an excellent disinfectant.

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