Homemade Lemon and Orange Cleaner tutorial

Homemade Lemon and Orange Cleaner tutorial

A friend of mine had made this cleaner a while ago and over the summer we thought we would try it out.  :)  I will say that I have seen on Pinterest that it works for some, but to us it REALLY smelled like vinegar and it wasn’t all that “syrup-y.”  We used it for a few days and had to dump it because the smell was a little strong.  However if the smell doesn’t bother you, then I’m sure you’ll love this.  :)

Homemade Lemon and Orange Cleaner

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  • Lemon and Orange peels
  • Vinegar



Save up all lemon and orange peels enough to fill up a pint jar (packed); if you can't eat or use the "meat" of these citrus fruits, then you can freeze them till you have enough.


Once you can fill a jar up with peels, pour enough vinegar to cover them; next, make sure the lid is on tight.


Do not open jar for at least two weeks; every day, shake the jar to mix all the oils around.


We left our's on the kitchen window sill so we wouldn't forget about it.


After the two weeks are up, strain out all the liquid and toss the peels.


Mix two parts water to one part vinegar/lemon or orange together; put it in a spray bottle and use as a cleaner.

source: http://www.nothingbutcountry.com/2012/04/make-your-own-orange-peel-cleaner/


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  • I’ve always wondered about this kind of homemade cleaner, so this is good to know! Thanks for sharing your experience!

    • No problem! I’m just really sensitive to vinegar (I rarely use it in cooking), so I wasn’t a fan.

      Would you use it, knowing this?

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