Spring Cleaning With Winter Sweetz

Everyone loves a good DIY project, especially if it involves making your own homemade, grapefruit-based, natural cleaners for spring cleaning! 

Harsh chemicals can be dangerous to humans, even more so to children and our fur friends, so it is in your best interest to use harmless natural ingredients, such as sweet red grapefruit, to keep your house looking and smelling fresh. 

Learn how to make Winter Sweetz Texas Rio Red grapefruit-based cleaners this spring.

Furniture Polish

Are your hardwood floors or wooden furniture looking dull and overused? Combine the juice of a Texas Rio Red grapefruit and olive oil in a spray bottle. Use this mixture to lightly buff the floors or wooden furniture. This will make the wood look shiny and good as new. 

Disinfectant Spray

This homemade antibacterial and antimicrobial disinfectant spray will keep any surface clean and germ-free. The natural ingredients used for this spray also have calming properties as a bonus. 

Add grapefruit peel from one Texas Rio Red grapefruit, ½ cup of dried thyme, and ½ cup of dried lavender into a one-quart mason jar. Fill the jar with white vinegar and let sit for 24 hours before straining and transferring to a spray bottle. 

Texas Rio Red Grapefruit Floor Cleaner

This floor cleaner is tough on grease, amazing at dirt removal, and a great grout cleaner! You can use this solution on hard floors that aren’t wooden. This cleanser will have your floors sparkling and your house smelling ambrosial. 

In your mop bucket, combine:

  • 5 teaspoons Borax
  • 5 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed Texas Rio Red grapefruit juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated grapefruit zest

Add hot water to fill the rest of the mop bucket, and use a mop to cleanse your floors like you normally would. 

Deep Clean the Microwave 

This strategy for cleaning your microwave is a life hack that will make you ask, “Where have you been all my life?” This way of cleaning your microwave is so simple and has proven amazing results. 

Cut a Texas Rio Red grapefruit in half and place a half in a microwave-safe bowl full of water. Place in the microwave and heat on high for 3 minutes. The steams and vapors released will loosen any gunk stuck inside, making it easier to clean up. The grapefruit will also leave it smelling fresh and clean. 

Freshen Up the Kitchen Drain

Sometimes the kitchen sink can have a funky smell coming from the pipes from all the excess food debris on our dishes. This junk can accumulate and get stuck in the drains, most of the time accompanied by a foul smell. 

Instead of throwing away the rinds of your favorite Texas Rio Red grapefruit snack, run the rinds slowly through the garbage disposal to get rid of the funk and make things fresh. 

De-grease With Ease 

You can use this trick to tackle tough grease on your pots and pans, oven, stovetop, or any greasy area with ease! All you need to do is throw some salt on the affected area, then squeeze the juice out of a Texas Rio Red grapefruit over the salt. Let it sit for up to 10 minutes before you use a sponge to remove the grease like magic.

Keep You Closet Freshened

Dry peels from your Texas Rio Red grapefruits, place them in mesh or canvas baggies inside your drawers and closets to add subtle and refreshing scents. 

Winter Sweetz Texas Rio Red Grapefruit Infused Natural Cleaners

Allow You To Clean in a Squeeze This Spring

Over the past few years, awareness of harsh chemicals used in processed foods and cleaning products has risen. These chemicals can be dangerous to you and the people and pets around you. 

Opt-out of harsh chemicals and jump on the Texas Rio Red grapefruit-infused, homemade cleaning supplies wagon.

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