Wednesday, January 9, 2013
I'll add new posts to this one as I try new things. :)
Orange Peel Vinegar
I thought I'd give this one a try. Should smell good right? I've seen different posts for it around Pinterest.
Put orange and/or lemon peels in a jar and cover with vinegar. Let sit for 10-14 days. Strain and pour in a spray bottle and add water in a 1:1 ratio, (1/2 the vinegar solution to 1/2 water). It's supposed to work on kitchen counters, fixtures, floors, etc.
Mine has just a few days to go, and then I'll let you know what I think or you can try it yourself. Some people seem to like it while others don't.
Well, I wanted to like it; but I really wasn't impressed. I pulled some bottles (cooking ingredients) out by the stove in a hard to reach area to find this area to test it on, dusty, oily. I used the orange vinegar on the right and had to keep rubbing. I used a brand-name cleaner with bleach on the left and it came right off! Honestly, I don't use "cleaners" very often. I usually just use soap and water on a dish cloth. When I do though, I'd like it to be good on pretty much everything. I don't want 6 different bottles for 6 different chores. I read on the internet about how well vinegar cleans a lot of things and I'm sure it is good for a lot of things, but I guess you will just have to try this one for whatever particular thing you would like to use it for and see what you think. :)