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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Homemade natural orange cleaner

When a friend shared a post on how to make an all natural orange cleaner, I was excited! Cleaners are one of my weak spots. I love a fresh clean smelling house, although with two dogs I haven't had that in awhile, and  it seems like the good smelly cleaners are usually laden with chemicals. If by chance you find one that isn't, and claims that it is not only good for you, but for the environment as well, you can expect to pay through the nose for it. What does that mean anyway? Pay through the nose?...anyway, you get my point...right? Well I won't be having to work this cleaner in the budget, or worry about giving anyone cancer in my fight to rid this house of dirt and germs. Seems like a win/win situation!!
Fill a jar with vinegar. 
Stick orange/clementine/tangerine peels in it.
Give it a good shake.
Let it sit for two weeks.
Mix the liquid with water at a 50/50 ratio.
Pour it into a spray bottle and get to cleaning!

How easy is that? And after one day it already smells a lot like oranges and not so much like vinegar. :-)


  1. Love the idea. Grace & I are peeling clementines right now. Going to try this! Thanks, crystal

  2. My mother called to brag on you tonight!! She was so excited about this blog! We both think that you are very talented and should write a book! I'd buy it!!!!

  3. Crystal, I can't wait to try it!!...hmm, since it involves cleaning something, maybe I can wait. ;-)

    Tina, Thank you! You and your Mom are very sweet!