We eat a lot of oranges at home. Which means that a lot of these orange peels end up in the compost. But before I put it in for composting, I use them for one important chore – CLEANING!
If you have been following this page you may have come across the recipe that I shared few weeks ago. I simply store them in a glass jar like this. And when the jar is filled, I add white vinegar and keep the jar away from direct sun for few days and let it ferment. Use the orange infused vinegar for cleaning by diluting it with water. The orange peels mask the awful vinegar scent 🌼
I find this pretty simple because I have these ingredients at home always. If you don’t like oranges, you can go for another citrus fruit like lemon.
It’s all about using the ingredients that are accessible to you. It’s not ‘zero-waste’ if you have to buy oranges just to make this all-purpose cleaner. We are trying to simplify our lives with fewer products. So check out what’s in your kitchen that could be a good substitute (FYI, Baking Soda is great for scrubbing!). Have you all considered switching to more greener cleaning products? Most store-bought ones have unnecessary toxins that pollute our indoor air. Making use of what we already have helps us consume less, save money and make our lives simpler and greener 🌱♥️
Caution: it’s advised not to use it on stone flooring (granite, marble etc). It is important to test them first on any surface you intend to use them. Choose a small, hidden area for testing.