Pouring vinegar over orange zest solves one of the biggest household problems


Preparation: Tear or cut the orange peels into small pieces and place them in the glass jar. If desired, add a few drops of essential oil for additional fragrance.

Infusion: Store the jar in a cool, dark place (the refrigerator can speed up the infusion process) until the jar is well filled with orange peels.

Vinegar Addition: Once the jar is full, pour the white vinegar over the orange peels. Seal the jar and let the mixture infuse for two weeks.

Strain and Store: After two weeks, strain out the orange peels and transfer the infused vinegar to an airtight container.

Dilute and Use: To prepare the cleaner for use, mix equal parts of the orange-infused vinegar and water in a spray bottle.


Floor Cleaning: Mix 1/4 cup of the vinegar solution with 1 liter of water to clean floors. Increase the concentration for tougher stains. Note: Use caution on wooden or marble floors as the acidity could damage their finish.

Carpet Stains: Spray the solution on stained areas, let it sit for 10 minutes, then scrub with a sponge. Repeat as needed and rinse with a damp cloth.

Stainless Steel Surfaces: Spray a bit of cleaner on stainless steel and wipe with a cloth soaked in warm water. Dry with a clean cloth.

Bathroom Tiles: For soap scum and mildew, spray the vinegar cleaner on tiles, let it work its magic, then wipe off with a damp cloth.

Tips and Cautions:

Customize: Adjust the scent by experimenting with different essential oils.

Sensitive Surfaces: Avoid using on marble, quartz, or granite, as the acidity could damage the sealants.

Eco-Friendly: This cleaner is a step towards sustainable living, reducing the need for chemical-based products and repurposing food waste.

By integrating this simple, homemade orange peel vinegar cleaner into your cleaning routine, you not only contribute to a healthier environment but also enjoy a naturally clean and fragrant home. It's a testament to the effectiveness of combining traditional knowledge with natural ingredients for modern solutions.