This is one of my favourite all-purpose, household cleaners. It effectively eliminates mould, bacteria, grease and germs, and is safe for you, your family, and pets. 


  • Orange, or any citrus fruit peels
  • Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Water
  • A large, airtight glass container
  • Strainer
  • Spray bottle

Preparation Method

  1. Fill an airtight glass container with citrus peels. You can use peels from any citrus fruit including oranges, grapefruits, lemons + limes.
  2. Fill the container with vinegar, so that the citrus peels are covered.
  3. Seal the glass container and store it in a cool, dry place for 2 weeks – or until the vinegar takes on a strong citrus smell. The concoction will also change colour, depending on the fruit used.
  4. Strain liquid and pour into a spray bottle, adding water as desired to dilute the solution. A 1 : 1 ratio will maintain the cleaning power of the solvent.

Note: This natural household cleaner is excellent for disinfecting counter tops, cutting boards, stove tops, inside the fridge, and even the car dashboard.