I have come across the recipe for homemade orange cleaner over and over again and I have tried and tried to save the peels of the oranges that we eat but have NEVER been successful in saving enough. I end up tossing them. Defeat. I started juicing again a few weeks ago and while I was standing in the kitchen pealing dozens of oranges it dawned on me....this is my opportunity to finally make this amazing concoction!
So this is really easy. Put a ton of orange peels in a large mason jar, doing your best to fill it up to the top. Then, pour white vinegar over the top of the oranges, filling it to the brim. Seal it up, tuck it away and allow the orange peels to marinate in the vinegar for as long as you possibly can stand it. I have read that you should let it sit for at least a month but have also read that you're good to go in two weeks. I have three of these jars made and still have a week (three if I can make it to the one-month mark) left before I can try this orange gold out! When the time is up you pour the liquid into a spray bottle and clean away! I will update as soon as have tried this out on everything I own :)
- You can reuse the original orange peels an addition two times by repeating the process!
- When your vinegar seems to get a little low during the marinating process, you can top it off.
- You can also use lemon or grapefruit peels (will have to try this!!