Sunday, June 30, 2013

Home-Made: Orange Oil Vinegar Household Cleaner

Want to go a little greener?  Or just save some money?  One way is to make your own household cleaner using nothing but orange (or lemon) peels and white (aka distilled) vinegar.

I eat a lot of oranges and squeeze my own orange juice throughout the year. Now I just save the peels to make our own cleaner.  Here's how:

     - stuff orange peels in glass jar
     - fill with white vinegar
     - seal jar with lid
     - let sit for 2 weeks
     - strain vinegar
     - pour in spray bottle
     - dilute 1:1 with water if desired (we do)
     - add a couple of drops of Dawn dishwashing liquid soap if desired (we don't) & shake well
     - use on counters, walls, bathtubs, stove tops, sinks, and anywhere that you would use 409
     - if you have a sink disposal, run the used orange peels down there for a quick freshening

The orange vinegar works surprisingly well on grease. It's easy, it's cheap, it's green, and it's effective.