Citrus Household Cleaning Recipe:

What you will need:

Recycled glass containers

Orange peel or any other citrus fruit peels approximately 4 fruits should be enough.  (This makes it smell great plus it adds cleaning power.

1 tablespoon salt (any kind).


Distilled water

5-10 drops essential oil (optional)

What to do:

Cut the orange peel into slices and place into a glass container.  If you don’t have glass containers you can fill any containers that you have.

Add salt to the orange peel and let them sit for 20-30 minutes (or longer).  This will pull the oils from the peel and ultimately make your cleaning solution stronger. You only need enough salt to lightly cover the peel.

Fill the containers with vinegar and water. You can do all vinegar and leave it as is, you can do all vinegar and then add the water at the end of step 5, or you can do ½ water and ½ vinegar.

Put a tight fitting lid on the jars and let the solution sit and be pretty for 2-3 weeks. The longer it sits the better.

Strain the solution and fill a squirt bottle with your natural orange cleaner. If you are using essential oils you add them at this stage

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