I have been using this Orange cleaner for a little over a year now. It is the best cleaner ever! In fact, I like it so much that it is the only thing I use. It cleans wonderfully, smells great, and best of all it is natural, safe, and dirt cheap. I use it on my mirrors, windows, electronics, counters, to clean my floors, and even in my steam cleaner. This is especially great for pet “accidents” on the carpets because the enzymes in vinegar and the acid in the citrus cut the enzymes in pet urine and breaks them down, not only cleaning the carpet but removing the smell! I save hundreds a year on cleaning products thanks to this wonder cleaner! A big thanks to The Making of A Home Blog for sharing it!
What I am about to share with you is the simplest of all homesteading, self-sufficient things.
Making your own orange oil cleaner.
It is this simple:
Peel oranges- eat the oranges
Place the peelings in a large jar and cover the peelings with vinegar.
Let set in a sunny window for about 3 weeks- longer is OK, less time will make it weaker.
You can collect the peelings over several days to a week.
Strain vinegar into a clean jar.
That is it! I dilute it by half into a spray bottle.
Now you can have high quality orange cleaner for just pennies and you know exactly what is in it.