Why not use the peels to make your own chemical free, enzyme cleaner? This recipe lifts dirt, grime, and odors without introducing harmful chemicals into the equation. Member Raelene kindly shares her recipe and knowledge with us. This is definitely one to try.
Here are some application ideas:
These cleaners work well on soft surfaces like rugs, carpets, fabrics and upholstery. Here they can be used to remove spills such as oil, grease, food or biological stains. Remember to always blot rather than rub when applying, as the latter can sometimes aggravate the stain.
They can also be used as an alternative for cleaning wood (such as cuttings boards), leather, plastics or bathrooms. You can even use them to clean and open drains!
Place the following ingredients into a 1L bottle.
150gm of peel (either lemon, oranges or a combination)
Leave on the kitchen counter for 3 months, strain then use.
You can double the recipe, but place in a 2L bottle.
To speed up the process, add 1/2 tsp of yeast. Then you’ll only need to leave on the counter for 2-4 weeks.
This recipe should stay fresh up to 12 months if stored correctly.