Infusing Vinegar For Great Smelling Cleaning Products

DIY Cleaning Products Without the Strong Smell of Vinegar


I love making my own products! Knowing the ingredients of all things I use is so important to me and I want to share this process! This winter I wanted to create my own cleaning products using vinegar. As we all know, straight vinegar is not a pleasant smell to have around. So, I decided to infuse it with whatever I had available!

This is the 1st step in making a vinegar & baking soda cleaning solution.  There will be a follow up blog post that take you through the steps  and recipes to make the actual cleaning solution.

You can use this solution to clean just about anything and it cuts out grease!

I filled mason jars with distilled vinegar and stuffed them with the infusion ingredients. 

My first infusion, I decided to add lavender.  I had dried lavender bouquets left over from my wedding so I used the buds to fill it. You can see in the top photo how much lavender I put into a small mason jar. I suggest you put MORE than that. In the end, it still turned out a little vinegar-y.

The second infusion I used was leftover twigs of my Christmas tree! Hoping to give it  a nice evergreen smell, you would be surprised what it actually smelled like when it was in concentrate.... KIWIS!!!

Infuse your vinegar as long as you fit need once you are happy with the strength of the smell. Remember, you will not be cleaning with straight vinegar, you will end up diluting it in the cleaning solution recipe. Since this will be a concentrate, I suggest making the scent stronger than you intend.

I infused mine 3-4 weeks.

You may leave out your infusions any where in the house as long as you have some light on it.


Lavender Infusion after one day. I ended up adding more vinegar to fill my jar!

Lavender Infusion after 3 weeks.

Once your infusion reached to a desirable scent strength, you are ready to make your solution! It's  SOOO EASY!!!
This part will be on my next post!