Not everyone knows that orange peels together with vinegar can be very useful for some household chores. Here are the ones.

peels and vinegar

In the winter season, which we are approaching, we tend to consume seasonal fruit and among these, which are also present in other seasons, there are citrus fruits and in this case oranges .

These fruits are associated with the colder months due to their importance on our immune system , as, due to frost and low temperatures , many of us tend to get sick.

Orange peels: here’s how to use them with vinegar

To ensure that this does not happen and to strengthen our immune system , we are often advised to supplement our diet with vitamin C and this is present in large quantities in oranges.

Oranges: here's how to use the peel with vinegar

Therefore, many of us tend to eat them as they are or make a nice juice from them which gives a boost of energy and tends to partially alleviate all our ailments and give us some benefit.

Although everyone removes the peel, it should never be thrown away, as it could be useful for something that is indispensable in our homes and that not everyone knows about.

Oranges: here's how to use the peel with vinegar

In addition to that, during the Christmas period, just like the peels of mandarins, those of oranges can be used to decorate our tree or to create very interesting holiday crafts.

But what we are going to talk about now is a totally new use of these peels and which only some housewives know about as another particular ingredient is added to these wastes.

The natural solution

We’re talking about vinegar . In fact, by recovering a jar we can break the orange peels and pour enough vinegar inside it to ensure that the peels are completely covered in the liquid.

Once the vinegar has been inserted, close the jar tightly and leave it to rest for about 15 days so that the orange peels macerate and the citrus substances are released so that all the essential oils come out.

Once this time has passed, filter the solution by removing the pieces of orange peel and pour the liquid into a spray bottle and use it on surfaces with stubborn dirt.

We will see that, thanks to the action of the vinegar and the properties of the orange, many of these surfaces, including steel, will be completely clean and a very fragrant odor will be released into the air.

Oranges: here's how to use the peel with vinegar

This is because, with maceration , the peels released all the essential oils which acted with the vinegar and formed a natural detergent which has degreasing and disinfectant properties.

This method can be used not only with oranges, but with all other types of citrus fruits, as they have similar characteristics and therefore lemons or mandarins are also recommended.

Obviously, this depends on our taste but from now on, since the season allows it, when we eat an orange, we can opt to experiment with this solution which will almost certainly surprise us.

In this way, we will not only have a natural detergent that is beneficial for our surfaces but we will also have saved some money in our wallet by avoiding purchasing commercial products for cleaning the house.