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Homemade All-Purpose Orange Oil Cleaner

Homemade citrus cleaner that is safe and nontoxic as an all-purpose cleansing agent for kitchen and baths. Cleans windows without streaks too!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Infusion Time 14 days
Total Time 14 days 10 minutes
Servings 8 ounces
Author Sarah Pope



  1. Wash oranges in warm, soapy water. Rinse well.

  2. Slice oranges in half and remove pulp either with a hand press juice or a knife. Slice peels in half and pack tightly in a quart sized glass jar.

  3. Fill the jar with white vinegar to just above the peels. Use a fermentation weight or a clean stone to keep the peels below the surface of the liquid.

  4. Screw on the lid and leave on the counter for two weeks.

  5. Strain the orange-infused vinegar and dispose of the peels (do not compost).

  6. Dilute the vinegar with water 50-50 in spray bottles for nontoxic cleaning in the kitchen and bathrooms. Works for windows at the same or slightly lower dilution ratio (1:1 or 1:2).