White vinegar is a magical cleaner that you can use on almost any surface, its strong odor can make cleaning a little bit of a challenge.
Over time, the strong vinegar smell will dissipate, but you shouldn’t have to wait around for the smell to fade. Here’s how to mask the smell of white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar without affecting its cleaning power.
Add in a lemon: Combat the smell of vinegar with another one of nature’s own creations: a lemon. Squeeze a lemon directly into your vinegar solution, whether it’s pure vinegar or a homemade mix. It’ll neutralize the harsh vinegar smell. (Not a fan of lemon? Add orange peel to your vinegar for a soothing citrus aroma.)
Drop-in some essential oils: Lavender, peppermint, rosemary -- whatever you’ve got, it’ll disguise the harsh smell of vinegar instantly. Add around 30 drops per one gallon of vinegar. It should do the trick.
Use a pinch of baking soda. Do you put baking soda in your fridge to absorb odors? It works just the same for vinegar. Sprinkle baking soda on the surface that smells like vinegar, wait a few minutes, then wipe it away. This works perfectly if you’ve used vinegar to clean your bathroom tile.
If it’s the smell that’s holding you back from using vinegar, we hope that this can help you make the switch. You don’t need to spend money on unfriendly household cleaners. All you need is vinegar, a lemon, and some baking soda.
By the way: we sell vinegar at Factory Direct Chemicals. Whether you’re searching for a super-strong concentrate or just some vinegar with a little more punch, you’ll find it here on our website.