If you have greasy stove tops, or soap scum you can’t seem to get rid of, stay tuned. I am going to share with you a natural citrus cleaner and degreaser that WILL work wonders!
I never thought it would work.
Honestly, I was so skeptical, I am not even sure what drove me to try. Perhaps simply morbid curiousity. But, try it I did, and I am happy to share with you the results! Besides, what else do you do with those orange peels? You make Natural Citrus Cleaner and Degreaser! How cool is that, really?
I started by putting the peels from 5 oranges into a quart jar, packing it down tight.
Covered the peels with vinegar, and let it “brew” for about 10 days. Okay, so it was really only 5, but it still worked! I often have gallon jars sitting around my kitchen, filled with brewing peels. Especially in the winter when citrus is in season on often on sale. I’ll make up a bunch and have it all year long.
Then, I strained the peels into a re-purposed spray bottle, and added about 1 cup of water as well
I didn’t think it would do anything to this baked on, greasy, nasty stove top. But, I sprayed it, and let it sit for a few minutes. Wow! I was super impressed at how well this worked! My daughter was happy with how easy it cut through the grease and grime and made her job that much more simple to do. To make it even more powerful, you can add 1/2 cup of borax to the spray bottle and swish it around to dissolve. This will help cut through grime and baked on grease even faster than the citrus cleaner alone.
This recipe will work with any citrus, grapefruits, lemons and limes as well as oranges.
I like to use the grapefruit cleaner in the bathroom because it has a light and fruity scent. The orange cleaner also works really well to mop floors, kill mold and clean windows. As a matter of fact, I haven’t found anything that it doesn’t clean well.
Have you made your own citrus cleaner before? How did you like it? Be sure to pin this for later!