TikTok home hacks enthusiast @fyruta gives a detailed recipe for their treasured cinnamon-based cleaning spray. Start off by boiling a few cinnamon sticks in about 4½ cups of water until the water turns brown with the essence. You can also stick a bowl containing the ingredients in the microwave for about five minutes. Once it’s ready, take it out and let it sit until it cools down. Remove the cinnamon sticks, then add 3 tablespoons of a lime-scented disinfectant like AJAX and mix. Next, squeeze in the juice of a whole lime using a manual juicer so you don’t accidentally get the pulp and seeds in there, too. Once those ingredients are combined, pour in about 5 ounces of another scented disinfectant like Pine-Sol to complete the job and mix again.
Fill up a spray bottle with the liquid and use it on virtually any surface in your house for a sweet, fall fragrance. You can clean your kitchen appliances with it as well as any woodwork and leather surfaces like your home office desk and chair. Another benefit is that the spray is also effective against some common pests that don’t stand a chance against cinnamon‘s overpowering scent. Intruders like rats, ants, and roaches hate cinnamon, so this spray will help repel these pests with every use.