Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Orange Cleaner

So simple and easy. Save your orange and lemon peels (I use organic so I know my cleaner has no chemicals), soak in white vinegar for 1 week to 1 month. Remove orange peels (don't forget to compost or put down garbage disposal to freshen room.) Mix half vinegar mixture and half warm water in a spray bottle. I did this and soaked a little over a week. I recommend soaking a bit longer. This stuff smells yummy and works great on my stove top and counters (although I still have a stain it did not get out.)
As a test I bought a bottle of non toxic, biodegradable orange cleaner. This works just as good. Both smell similar as well.

It takes a while to peel all the oranges needed (I used about 15.) But you can add orange peels to a bowl, jar, etc. in fridge for a few days then make cleaner.

Jason and I just peeled more oranges, we made fresh orange juice for breakfast, and I am making another batch of cleaner as well.

I was thinking of sewing some old towels, sheets, etc. into cleaning rags and making this cleaner for friends as a Christmas gift. Is that weird?
I would love that as a gift, but not sure what others think.

Have you made orange cleaner this way? Have another recipe for orange cleaner?



Denise Punger MD IBCLC said...

I would probably be the kind to appreciate this gift. :)

Becky R said...

I think with all that citrus at your house you can make some, I might have to ask you to start sending me citrus peels. lol.

HS @ Our Debt Blog said...

Why don't you market this and sell it!! 100% organic cleaner and you can also do lemon and lime! I'm guessing even grapefruit could work?


Becky R said...

I am thinking of selling this cleaner. I am making some for Christmas gifts (it takes a month to make.) If the recipents (my test group) are happy then I will start selling it.