Thursday, June 28, 2012

Homemade Orange Cleaner

I love orange cleaner.  I've gotten a few bottles of the natural, great-smelling, stuff at Whole Foods over the years.  Awhile back I saw a homemade recipe for it and since it was so simple, I decided to try myself.  I have to say....it's amazing!  It's cheap, easy, organic, and it cleans like a charm, including tough stuff.  Here's my version, complete with pictures and steps.

Hope and Harmony,
Heather

1.  Save all your orange peels and store them in a large baggie in your freezer.  When you have as many as you want, add them to jars that have lids and cover with white vinegar.  Put up in a place where you won't have to worry about breakage.  I put mine in with my canned/jarred goods.



2.  This is what your product will look like after one week.  As you can see, the vinegar has really started to leech the essential oils from the orange peels.



3.  After two weeks, your product is ready.  I used a small strainer over a pitcher, but anything of this nature will work.  Strain off the liquid, I did it twice to get any pith that was missed, and discard the peels.  Pour the finished orange cleaner back into one of your jars.



4.  This is what your homemade orange cleaner should look like.  Dilute half and half with water to use.  Enjoy!

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