Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Concentrated Orange Peel Cleaner

These are Wegman's Organic Navel Oranges.

4 oranges' worth of peels.
              No extra pith beyond what's stuck to the inside of the peel.
1 cup of white and 1 cup of raw apple cider vinegars.
1 large quart size glass canning jar.

 Peel the oranges and remove any extra pith off of the peel that might have separated from the fruit.

Add to a quart size glass jar. Fill with vinegar and cap the jar. Let sit for three to four weeks in a cool and darkened space, like a cupboard. Then strain out the peels (they will be slightly gelatinous) using a Norpro jelly strainer or cheese cloth layered under the cap with the lid removed. Rinse out the original jar. Add the strained liquid back to the jar and re-cap.

Fill a tall spray bottle half way with room temperature water. Using a funnel, pour in the concentrated mix to fill the spray bottle up to two inches from the top. Shake to combine. Store this solution in a cool cupboard.


  1. I love homemade, non-toxic cleaners! I usually use white vinegar with lemon and baking soda. I bet the orange smells nice, too.

    1. It smells incredible! I can't wait to use this batch, as these oranges are particularly sweet, compared to their thicker skinned conventional cousins....