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Around here, we definitely like to use DIY cleaners. There are so many out there, but I enjoy the fact that I can use left over supplies to make them! We did a post on cleaning hacks recently that included a ton of lemon options. Today, our friend Sury has come up with a great list of Eco Friendly DIY Ways to Use Oranges To Clean Your House. Let’s check them out!
6 Eco-friendly DIY Ways to Use Oranges To Clean Your House
By Sury Jane
I was recently watching the “Orange Bowl”. I am a big Wisconsin Badger fan and I wanted my team to win (they did!). Anyway, I began to crave an orange (go figure) and looked up what the best oranges are.
In my search, I came across several ways to clean with oranges. I had to reschedule my cleaning service with Think Maids DC this week, so I was able to find some really cool stuff to naturally clean around the house with the leftovers.
There are plenty out there, but so far these are the ones that work for me and will work for you. Here is my list of 6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Use Oranges To Clean Your House.
Ways to Use Oranges To Clean Your House
Natural Citrus Cleaner
- Orange Rinds
- Distilled White Vinegar
- Spray Bottle
Fill the spray bottle with the orange grinds. Then fill the bottle with the distilled white vinegar to the top. Shake and let it sit. You will have the cleaner in about an hour. This is great for counter tops and cleaning the bathroom.
Cleaning Your Sink.
Cut an orange in half and dip it lightly into a dish of salt.
Scrub the inside of your sink with the salted orange.
Even an orange that has already been juiced will work with this technique. It’s pretty much a natural course sponge.
Bonus: If you have a garbage disposal, when you are finished toss the orange into the disposal and add a few ice cubes. Turn on the disposal and your disposal is not just only clean, it also has sharper blades. Smells great too!
Soapy Citrus Spray Cleaner
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
- ½ tsp liquid soap ½ tsp washing soda
- 1 tsp Borax 2 cups hot water
Squeeze the orange juice by hand into a bowl.
Mix the other ingredients into the bowl until dissolved.
Pour into a spray bottle for application.
This works especially great on outdoor furniture. However, also works wonders on sinks, toilets and showers.
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1 cup olive oil.
Mix this into a bowl.
Lightly dampen a cloth and use on your wood furniture. Wiping it as if were Pledge.
This mixture can also be used to shine wooden floors.
Natural Air Freshener
- 2 tbsp squeezed orange juice
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 cup of water
- Spray bottle
Pour the ingredients into a spray bottle and shake. It becomes a great air freshener. And so inexpensive.
Clean Your Microwave
- ½ a lemon
- ½ an orange
- 2 cups of water
Place both the lemon and orange into a bowl of water.
Cook on high for three minutes.
Simply wipe down the microwave afterwards, and it will smell fresh.
There Ya Go!
Thanks Sury for these 6 Eco-Friendly DIY Ways to Use Oranges To Clean Your House! What is your favorite cleaning hack? Let us know in the comments below!
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