I’m sure you’re all very aware of my vinegar obsession… I can see your head nodding through the screen… Or maybe you read yesterday’s post…? Anyhow, I have since gotten over the smell of vinegar as I find it’s cleansing and other useful characteristics more advantageous than the smell annoying. However, for those of you that really, REALLY don’t like the smell here is a simple solution. Literally.
Heat the water and lemon juice on the stove until boiling. Turn the heat to medium low and let the water and lemon juice continue at a rolling boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vinegar. Let the mixture cool and then pour into a spray bottle. Label and store in a cool, dry place.
Solution can be reheated if desired. For a stronger cleaning solution, reduce the amount of water to 1 cup or eliminate all together. If you eliminate it, boil your lemon juice with the vinegar.
You can also use lemon peels, orange peels, lime peels, rose petals, mint leaves or extract (1 Tbs for every 2 cups water), or essential oils to scent your vinegar. With those options you can make your vinegar solution smell like just about anything!