Lemon enzyme cleaner

In my arsenal of green cleaning products this one is a bit of a super hero. It cleans really well AND it’s made from kitchen scraps!

I use it as an antibacterial surface spray in the kitchen and bathroom and on the door handles, switches and banisters to kill bugs. It’s also great on dirty floors as a stain remover and to removed limescale too. You see why I call it a cleaning super hero.


  • 2 lemons (peel only)
  • Small bunch of thyme (optional)
  • 500ml white vinegar
  • 500ml distilled water


Add the lemon peels and thyme (if using) to a glass kilner jar. Cover with the vinegar and allow to infuse for 10-14 days.

Once infused strain the lemon and thyme out. Add 1/2 a cup of the infused vinegar to a glass spray bottle and add 2 cups of distilled water. Shake gently to mix.

To use

To use spray across the surface you wish to clean. For an antibacterial action, allow contact with the surface for 30 seconds and then wipe with a damp cloth. As a stain or limescale remover, allow to sit a bit longer before wiping clean.


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