How to make a natural degreaser to clean and perfume the whole house?

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Orange peel and vinegar solution to perfume the house

tangerine flavour

Tangerine flavor – Source: spm

Because of the chemicals they contain, products used daily to clean the home or to disinfect surfaces can be harmful to children or pets. Not to mention that they pollute the environment with their plastic packaging. Therefore, if you want to reduce risks as well as limit expenses, it would be a good idea to fool around a bit by using natural, ecological and economical ingredients. Thus, you will feel good when developing your own multifunctional cleaner: it will have the task of degreasing, disinfecting and deodorizing the interior. This mixture will not only remove dirt but also eliminate bacteria and germs circulating in the home.

How is this homemade orange peel cleanser prepared?

Orange peeler

Peeled oranges – Source: spm

You will need:

  • Hot water
  • alcohol
  • evaporator
  • Tangerine peels
  • A few sprigs of rosemary
  • White vinegar

Prepare :

Mountain thyme sticks - rosemary

Rosemary sprigs – Source: spm

  • Fill the bottle halfway with tangerine peels and rosemary sprigs.
  • Mix 1/3 white vinegar, 1/3 rubbing alcohol, and 1/3 hot water to fill the bottle.
  • Leave this solution for a week in a dry and dark place.
  • Finally, shake well before spraying onto surfaces and items.
  • After 10 days of use, replace the tangerine peels.

White vinegar is known for its powerful properties: it is a great cleaning agent that disinfects, removes grease and stains, and eliminates unpleasant odors. Its cleaning power will be complemented by the subtle scent of citrus peel that will mask its strong scent and release a subtle fresh scent.
No more waste! Instead of systematically tossing them in the trash, citrus flavors in particular will serve you well in cleansing and deodorizing your kitchen sink. You can also recycle it into compost for your plants. Orange or tangerine peel is also recommended to flavor cakes and desserts. But be sure to wash them well beforehand with lukewarm water and blot them with a clean towel to remove all traces of pesticides.

Good to know

Before cleaning, test this treatment in an inconspicuous place when you first apply it. Warning: This solution can discolor wood surfaces and damage marble. But they are perfect for cleaning ceramic, stone, porcelain or wooden items.

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