A pretty picture of a jar of oranges flew around facebook a few months back. With it were directions to make an orange vinegar cleaner. Of course I had to try. Citrus works great as a degreaser, stain remover and freshener. Vinegar is also a great cleaning agent, breaking down mold, grease, mineral deposits and bacteria. Combine the two and you have a great natural cleaner.
This cleaner is eco-friendly not only because it is biodegradable and safe to use, but because it is making use of products that would otherwise be thrown in the trash. Here’s how to make it.
Squeeze the juice out of 6 grapefruits or 8 oranges (or 12 lemons or limes). Drink it. It’s good for you. Place the leftover rinds into a glass jar. Pour white vinegar over top of the rinds until vinegar covers the rinds. Put a lid on it and let it sit for 2 weeks. Remove rinds, strain liquid through a sieve, and store in a glass jar. Use diluted 1:1 water to citrus vinegar in a spray bottle. Cleans kitchens, bathrooms, floors and more!