Hello, everyone! With so many currently in the throes of Spring Cleaning, today I wanted to share with you my recipe for DIY, Organic Orange Cleaner. I love this cleaner because it is organic, non-toxic, child and pet-safe, and acts as both a surface disinfectant and an all-purpose cleaner. The best part? You can make a years worth of cleaner for under $5.00! And with the average cost of store-bought orange cleaner often in upwards of 3.89 a bottle, that’s a savings of $48.68 a year!
Here’s how to make this!
- 2 Clean, dried mason jars
- The peels of 6 oranges or 12 clementines
- 8 Cups distilled, white vinegar
- 1 Empty Spray Bottle
- 1 Funnel
- 1 Plastic Bowl
- 1 Sifter
- Using a clean, dried mason jars, fill the jars 3/4 full of citrus peels.
- Be sure to leave 1 inch head space in each jar.
- Fill each jar with 4 cups of distilled white vinegar.
- Make sure to full submerge peels with the vinegar.
- Secure the cap and ring on the mason jar.
- Store the jar in a cool, dry place for 28 days.
- On the 29th day, open the jar and strain the contents into a sifter, over a glass bowl.
- Return the solution to the original mason jars with a funnel.
- Label your jar as cleaning concentrate.
- To create cleaning spray, add 1/4 cup of the solution to 5 cups water.
- Seal the bottle and shake gently.
- Use in conjunction with newspaper to clean most glass surfaces, including counters.
- To use the concentrate to clean floors, add 1 ounce to 1/2 gallon hot water.
Overall, this is an awesome cleaner. I enjoy it’s simple, organic, I know exactly what’s in it makeup, and it’s affordability is amazing as well. It’s something that has really worked well in my home. I hope you will enjoy it too!
Here’s to greener, more affordable living!