Make your own Orange Peel Cleaner

Orange Peel Cleaner is great. :) I just started making some.

You save up all your orange peels. We eat so many we can fill it up quickly. If you need to save them up- freeze them till you need the peels.

Once you can fill a jar up with peels then pour in enough vinegar to cover them all. Make sure the lid is on tight.

Sake it up ever so often. I leave this on my window sill in my kitchen so I see it. Its rather pretty and makes me feel like Martha Stewart. :)

Shake it up- and let it sit for at LEAST 2 weeks. However the longer you let it sit the better. :)

Once you let it sit a while- the vinegar gets syrupy .

Then when you are ready to mix up your cleaner- you strain out all the liquid. Toss the orange peels in your compost or whatever you want to do with them.

Mix two parts water to one part vinegar/orange together. Put it in a spray bottle and use as a cleaner. Because of the citrus it is antibacterial :)

It smells heavenly!!

You can do this with limes, lemons and other citrus peels as well

I am using a super large mason jar that I got from Michael’s Craft store.







12 Responses to Make your own Orange Peel Cleaner
  1. Sarah
    April 23, 2012 | 9:23 pm

    Great idea!! I will be trying this as soon as I can save up enough orange peels! Thanks

  2. Tiffanee
    May 8, 2012 | 2:42 pm

    This is so awesome!! I am really loving your blog. Off to check out more!

  3. Jessica @ Mom 4 Real
    May 8, 2012 | 9:03 pm

    Came by for a visit…loving your home remedies! I am going to have to bookmark this for sure!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  4. Theresa
    May 10, 2012 | 2:49 pm

    I love all the ideas! How did you make the super cute gift tags? Is there a particular program you use?

  5. carolina mosher
    June 7, 2012 | 11:37 am

    What type of vinegar? white or apple cider? thank you

  6. C&MB
    June 7, 2012 | 1:18 pm

    So sorry. Regular WHITE Vinegar :)

  7. carolina mosher
    June 12, 2012 | 1:10 pm

    I should have remembered that cleaning is done with white vinegar. thank you

  8. Amy
    July 8, 2012 | 2:30 pm

    Ok! My sister just brought me a huge bag of oranges from Florida where she lives and I have the beginning of my batch started.

    I have a couple questions though. How long does it stay “good” and do you have to keep it in the fridge?

    Thanks!

  9. Amie Tracy Barrow
    July 12, 2012 | 2:20 am

    this is so awesome! I am so excited to know that. Thanx for sharing

  10. [...] they keep so long. We had a lot of peelings so I looked online for ways to use them. I found an Orange Cleaning Vinegar Recipe and one for a Grapefruit Scouring Scrub. I haven’t tried them yet but I have the dried [...]

  11. sylvia
    April 23, 2013 | 4:35 pm

    I just mixed up my batch and used it, I love it. Gotta get more oranges to make more. I also my my own laundry detergent which equals out to about a penny a load and I will never buy laundry detergent again.

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