DIY natural citrus cleaner

I saw this idea on Pinterest a few weeks ago (originally found HERE on Fountain Avenue Kitchen), and thought it was a fantastic idea.

I already clean with vinegar, and my kids like oranges so I figured why not give it a try.


What you need:

  • mason jar with lid
  • peel of 2 or 3 oranges
  • vinegar
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • water
  • spray bottle

Place the orange peel in the jar and cover with vinegar. After about 10 days, remove the orange peel and put equal parts vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and water in a spray bottle for a green natural cleaner.

Costs WAY less than commercial products, and safe to use around the kids.


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6 thoughts on “DIY natural citrus cleaner

    1. Hi Karen,
      Great question. To the best of my knowledge when you combine the two you great peracetic acid which is highly oxidizing and and sanitizing. Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Linh,
      Unfortunately I have no idea! Wish an always messy house, I seem to plow through this stuff. Straight vinegar and water will last a really long time, but the orange might shorten the shelf life. If you aren’t sure you will go through it quick enough, maybe make a small batch. Hope that helps!


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