DIY Orange Peel All Purpose Cleaner

Create an eco-friendly and fragrant homemade cleaner using orange peels. This simple recipe utilizes natural ingredients for a clean and fresh home.


  • Orange peels (from about 4-5 oranges)
  • White vinegar
  • Water (optional for dilution)


  • Glass jar with lid
  • Strainer
  • Spray bottle


  1. Collect Orange Peels:
    Save peels from consumed oranges. Ensure they are clean and free of any fruit residue.
  2. Prepare Glass Jar:
    Place the orange peels in a glass jar. Choose a jar size that accommodates the peels and allows room for the vinegar.
  3. Add White Vinegar:
    Pour white vinegar over the orange peels until they are completely submerged. Seal the jar tightly.
  4. Infusion Period:
    Let the orange peels infuse in the vinegar for about two weeks. Store the jar in a cool, dark place. This allows the vinegar to absorb the citrus scent from the peels.
  5. Strain the Solution:
    After two weeks, strain the liquid into a bowl or directly into a spray bottle. This removes the orange peels, leaving you with the infused cleaner.
  6. Optional Dilution:
    If the solution is too strong for your preference, you can dilute it with water. This step is flexible, depending on your cleaning needs.
  7. Transfer to Spray Bottle:
    Pour the strained or diluted solution into a clean spray bottle. This makes it convenient for application.
  8. Usage:
    Use the orange peel cleaner on various surfaces like countertops, glass, and other hard surfaces. Shake the bottle before each use to ensure even distribution of the infused cleaner.
  9. Storage:
    Store the homemade cleaner in a cool, dark place. While vinegar acts as a natural preservative, it’s advisable to use the solution within a reasonable timeframe. If you notice any signs of spoilage, discard and make a fresh batch.

Enjoy the benefits of a homemade cleaner that not only cleans effectively but also leaves a refreshing citrus aroma throughout your home. This eco-friendly alternative is simple to make and adds a personal touch to your cleaning routine.

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