I've been experimenting with making my own homemade cleaners. My favourite homemaking handbook has dozens of recipes for great cleaners but I keep coming back to one simple recipe:
Peel from 1 orange, grapefruit, lemon or lime
3 C. white vinegar
1 clean quart jar with lid
1 clean 1L (32oz) spray bottle
1. Combine the citrus peel and vinegar in the quart jar. Fasten the lid on the jar and store the mixture in a cupboard for two weeks, giving it an occasional shake.
2. Remove the peel from the jar, strain the vinegar, and return it to the jar.
3. To use as a spray cleaner, pour 1C. of the citrus vinegar in the spray bottle and fill with water.
4. To clean floors, add 1C. citrus vinegar to 7.5L (2 gallons) water.
I use the citrus disinfectant to clean the bathroom. I spray everything down, let it sit a couple minutes, then wipe everything clean. Sometimes I require more cleaning power in the battle against soap scum, so I sprinkle a little baking soda and use a green scrubby on the sinks and tub. (The bubbles are fun.) I also use the vinegar solution to wash our floors. I think lemon smells the best and sometimes I'll add a couple drops of lavender essential oil to the solution.