There are many ecologically friendly cleaning products available in stores today, however, they can do a number on your wallet. There are great alternatives to these costly store-bought items that you can make in your own kitchen. Orange peels for instance, are an inexpensive and powerful base for an effective all-purpose cleaner. Here is a recipe for an orange peel cleaner: Things You Need:
1 dozen oranges
24-oz. or larger glass jar
1 pint white vinegar
1. Scrub a dozen oranges with a solution of 1 part baking soda to 3 parts water to remove pesticides and any trace chemicals.
2. Rinse the oranges thoroughly.
3. Peel the cleaned oranges.
3. Put the orange peels in a clean glass jar, and cover them with the white vinegar.
4. Cap the jar tightly.
5. Allow the mixture to rest in a cool dark place for at least one month.
6. Shake the vinegar concoction vigorously, and strain off the liquid into a pitcher or other wide-mouth, easy-to-pour container.
7. Dilute the mixture with 1/2 cup water; shake or stir again, and strain the cleaner into a spray bottle for convenient use.
Note: Lemon and lime peels can also be used with the orange peels.