In my efforts to move to a chemical-free cleaning regimen, I decided I would first try to make my own cleaner. We had just gotten a couple boxes of oranges from Florida, and there’s only so much room in the kitchen compost bin, so I was looking for ways to use the excess orange peels. What a perfect experiment!
So, I got a mason jar-
Ate some oranges and lemons, and filled the mason jar with the rinds-
Filled the jar with the rinds, then covered it with white vinegar-
Let it sit for about 2 weeks in an airtight container, and then strained the peels over a large measuring cup-
It is a concentrated cleaner, so I poured it into a spray bottle with a 1:2 ratio of water. If you want it a little stronger, you could do a 1:1 ratio. The vinegar scent is pretty pungent, so I wanted to dilute it a bit more.
Of course I tried it immediately… I wiped down my kitchen counters and the side of the fridge (that had a few spatters on it) and it cleaned everything up nicely! Plus, the citrus scent does actually smell pretty good and the vinegar smell goes away very quickly.
In a nutshell, this cleaner is
1. Chemical free
3. Sustainably created
What more could you want?
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