A few months ago I saw a recipe for making your own green cleaner from vinegar and orange peels. I had already made my own all-purpose cleaning spray, but what’s neat about this recipe is that you don’t need to use essential oils, the orange peels add the scent to the spray.
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To make your own orange-scented cleaning spray, you will need:
- Empty spray bottle
- White vinegar
- Two oranges
- Mason jar
You can used either a pint sized or quart sized canning jar to make this cleaning spray. I used a quart jar because I go through cleaning products rather quickly.
First you need to peel the oranges. For a pint sized jar, you will need about two oranges. You can probably fit the peels from three or four orange peels into a quart sized jar, but I decided two were enough for my jar.
You can just peel the oranges by hand, but I used a knife to get nice even cuts. Place the orange peels in a clean jar and then fill the jar to the top with white vinegar.
You need to let the vinegar sit for about 2 weeks to allow the orange peels to fully combine with the white vinegar. After 2 weeks, remove the orange peels from the jar and the vinegar is ready to use.
It is best to combine the vinegar with water, so I use 50% vinegar and 50% water in my spray bottle.
That’s it, an easy homemade cleaner! Inexpensive and earth friendly too.
If you like this recipe, you might like my lavender cleaning spray too.
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