Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Natural Multi-Purpose Citrus Cleaner

Recycled glass containers like mason jars
Orange peels or any other citrus fruit peels. 

1T. salt (any kind)                        

Distilled Water
5-10 drops essential oil added at the end

Cut orange peels (can be frozen or leftover) and fill any glass containers you have on hand.  Add some salt to the orange or lemon peels and let them sit for 20-30 minutes or longer.  This will pull the oils from the peels and ultimately make your cleaning solution stronger.  You only need enough salt to lightly cover the peels.
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.

Step Four:  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.  They make a great conversation starter too.
Step Five:  Strain the solution and fill a squirt bottle with your natural orange cleaner.  Add essential oils at this time.