Monday, February 17, 2014

Natural Orange Cinnamon Cleaner

One of the things I'd like to work on this year is to transition to a more natural lifestyle - one that doesn't have as many chemicals in it.

One of the easiest ways to reduce chemicals is by making your own cleaning products. One of the recipes I recently found on Pinterest linked to Dollar Store Crafts and My Own Labels for Natural Orange Cinnamon  Cleaner.

The cleaner smells incredibly fresh; it cuts through grease; disinfects; and is inexpensive to make.

To make a batch of homemade cleaner, add orange peels to a mason jar. I used three large oranges and a clementine for a quart jar.

Add a few cinnamon sticks for a spicy scent.

 Then fill it up with white vinegar. The more citrus peels used, the less the cleaner will smell of vinegar.

Let sit covered in a cool, dark place for 2 weeks then strain into a spray bottle. If you would like a stronger spice smell when strained, add a few drops of cinnamon essential oil.

Use within about 6 weeks and make smaller batches so that you always have some fresh cleaner on hand.

1 comment:

peppysis said...

Hi and thanks for sharing this cleaner recipe! I can't wait to try it. If you don't mind I am going to share this post with my followers.
Thanks! Laurie