Learn How to Make Homemade Pine Cleaner
Learn How to Make Pine Cleaner Without Vinegar using just a few simple ingredients. If you want to make natural cleaners, but you don’t have any vinegar on hand, this DIY is a simple homemade cleaner that anyone can make.
With this process, you’ll learn how to make homemade vinegar at the same time you are learning how to make homemade cleaning products!
It Just Takes a Few Pine Tree Clippings
Any variety of pine needles will work. All you’ll need is enough clippings to fill a half-gallon jar. Then you’ll add a bit of sugar, fill the container with water…and then wait 30 days.
You’ll Make Your Own Vinegar!
What you have started is a very basic aerobic acetobacter fermentation! If you are new to fermenting, this is a great place to begin learning how to ferment.
Stir your mixture each day, and after 30 days, you will have made your own pine-scented vinegar that’s perfect for cleaning anywhere you would use regular vinegar. This process couldn’t be easier! And it literally costs just a few pennies to make.
Now that you’ve made your own Pine Cleaner be sure to check out these other videos where I walk you through the entire 30-day process for making your own Citrus Cleaner!
And for more homemade vinegar recipes, be sure to check out How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar and Strawberry Scrap Vinegar!
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Homemade Pine Cleaner
- Half Gallon Jar
- Coffee Filter or Clean Cloth
- Rubber Band or String/Twine
- Pine clippings Enough to halfway fill a half-gallon jar
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup White sugar
- Filtered water, chlorine-free See "NOTES" below.
- Place pine clipping into a half-gallon jar to fill the jar to halfway full.
- Pour a 1/4 cup sugar into the jar over the pine clippings.
- Fill the jar with filtered water to three-quarters full.
- Cover the jar lid with a coffee filter or clean cloth and secure with a rubber band, string, or kitchen twine.
- Each day, remove the coffee filter or cloth and stir pine clippings mixture with a long wooden spoon or chopstick. (See the video.) Re-cover jar with the coffee filter or cloth and secure.
- After a few days, you will notice that the mixture will begin to bubble. This is a good sign that the fermentation process is beginning. The mixture has begun it's journey to becoming vinegar.
- After a more few days, if the bubbling dies down, you can add in another 1/4 cup of sugar and stir well.
- After the second addition of sugar, there will be no need to add more sugar, even though the bubbling will begin to subside again. At that point, the fermentation process is well on its way, and the mixture is becoming vinegar, so there will be less activity visible in the jar.
- Repeat this process for 30 days.
- After 30 days, strain the liquid from solids and decant the liquid. This liquid is pine-scented vinegar and may be used as a cleaner in place of anywhere you would use store-bought vinegar.
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Favorite Natural Cleaner Making Supplies
- Long Wooden Chopsticks (Great for stirring your mixture!)
- pH Strips (Helps you check on the acidity of your vinegar)
- Ball Wide Mouth Half Gallon Jars
- Wide Mouth Storage Lids
- Coffee Filters
- Rubber Bands
- Kitchen Twine
- Kitchen Twine Holder
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