Cleaning your house with chemicals is not your only option, you can make your own natural all purpose cleaner easily.

How to make your own orange cleaner

What you’ll need:

  • Orange (or any citrus) peel
  • White vinegar
  • Glass jar
  • Spray bottle


  1. Add orange peel to the jar until it’s almost full
  2. Fill jar with white vinegar
  3. Leave the jar for two weeks
  4. It’s now ready to use, strain out the peel and pour into a spray bottle. (You can dilute with a bit of water if you find it too strong.)
  5. Clean the house by spraying cleaner where required

I’ve made some and it smells so much better than all the sprays filled with chemicals, cleans just as well and it’s much cheaper.

Try it out and let me know how you go. Please add your comments below.

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  • I love the scent of anything citrus


  • It would smell lovely as well with the citrus


  • I’ve made all purpose cleaners before but my partner hated the smell but this one might work thanks


  • This would be great for kids to make at schools because they can’t compost the orange peels


  • Fantastic. I’m gradually trying to transition to a lot more natural products in our home so this sounds like a great idea.


  • Thank you for sharing. Sounds great!


  • Wow, I never new it’s so easy. I wonder if the vinegar leaves a sticky or stinky feel it smell. I must try it.


  • this sounds so simple. Must give it a go!


  • Does the white vinegar eliminate or reduce the acidity of the orange?
    Otherwise you would have to be careful what surfaces you use it on.


  • I have been using this for years and actually posted about it on this website!


  • I’ve prepared the jar this morning. In two weeks I am going to try it out! Thanks!! :-)


  • I was going to say what a lovely smell that would have, too. I find many of the products I use so strong smelling, so when I find one I love, I stick with it. I am a fan of vinegar, too and use it in my washing as a fabric softener for the linen and towels. I drop a bit of eucalyptus oil of lavender in too for a lovely smell.


  • I love cleaning with vinegar !


  • I will try this and let you know how I go. My thoughts are that it might leave residue behind on the item you are cleaning

    • This solution does not leave a residue other than a lovely citrus smell!


  • Thanks for sharing – the infusion of orange or lemon will definitely take away the vinegar and bi-carb smells.


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