Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Orange Vinegar Cleaner

This is what I have been using in my house for a couple of months now. I really like it. And so easy to do.
I removed the peel from 2 oranges. Placed them in a jar (This is a recycled fruit jar.) Fill the jar approximately one inch from the top wtih vinegar. Now for this white vinegar is better than apple cider vinegar. Every day or so, give the jar a shake. I keep mine in my pantry in the dark. After one week, you will begin to smell the orange overpowering the vinegar. I waited two weeks. 
Strain the orange mixture. Put the orange peel back into the jar, you can reuse it for the next several batches. When the peel gets all gooey, replace it. Fill a spray bottle two thirds of the way with the vinegar. (As you can tell, I reused a bottle I had saved for a very long time. This is the best sprayer I have ever had.) Add water to approximately one inch from the top. Shake well. Clean away. Now don't be thinking you will not smell the vinegar. BUT it is not so overpowering. AND the orange oil released from the peel has great cleaning properties on grease. The smell dissipates very quickly. I am using this in both my bathroom and kitchen. Do not use this on mirrors or windows. There is streaking from the orange oil. But it shines the rest very nicely. I have so much trouble with my lungs and have been trying to get away from all the chemical cleaners I can. And how loud can you say CHEAP?
I am blessed. ~Angela


Milah said...

I make this but with lemon peels. I use it to clean my kitchen appliances, sink and ceramic stove top. Much safer than chemicals, especially around food.

Laura-IH said...

What a great idea! I am going to try this! Thanks!

Christy said...

What a great blog you have! I also have problems with my lungs & have 2 small childen,so this cleaner would be good for us too. Thanks for sharing :) :)