Thrifty Tip: Homemade All Purpose Orange Cleaner

This homemade all purpose orange cleaner will not only save you money, the smell will have you craving cleaning your home with only 2 ingredients!

The BEST Homemade All Purpose Orange Cleaner | Happy Money Saver


Can you believe spring cleaning is around the corner? Because at least for me time has gone so fast! Between all the Christmas shopping, the NYE celebration and the winter bundled up (+ the resolutions that are a staple around January) the months and days have come and gone so fast that I barely had enough to blink.

But with this new season coming around the corner I’m excited. It’s the time of the year that we do a deep cleaning, that we take the time to go through our stuff and Mari Kondo our heart out. But better yet, it’ the time of the year that gives us an excuse to DIY all the cleaning supplies we want.

Really, there’s nothing better than the homemade version of the cleaning supplies you need. They are chemical free, they smell great and honestly, they work as good as the ones you can purchase at the supermarket. Oh, and they are really cheap and frugal which is always a plus around here.

My all time favorite is this homemade all purpose orange cleaner. Simply put, it works.

The BEST Homemade All Purpose Orange Cleaner | Happy Money Saver


Actually, it works so well that I don’t buy any other thing to clean surfaces. It’s tough on the stains and gentle on the surfaces and it smells delicious which gives it a definite bonus point and makes it a delicious spring cleaning product. seriously… can’t you smell how fabulous this is even by the photo!

The BEST Homemade All Purpose Orange Cleaner Recipe


The BEST Homemade All Purpose Orange Cleaner | Happy Money Saver


And the ingredients? They are literal scraps!

Gather a mason jar, oranges, and white vinegar


The BEST Homemade All Purpose Orange Cleaner | Happy Money Saver


Add your orange peels to the mason jar.


The BEST Homemade All Purpose Orange Cleaner | Happy Money Saver

Add your white vinegar.

The BEST Homemade All Purpose Orange Cleaner | Happy Money Saver

Close it up and give it a good shake!

The BEST Homemade All Purpose Orange Cleaner | Happy Money Saver

Store in a dark cool place for 2 weeks and then remove the peel.

Told you this was an easy project!

I like to store it in a spray bottle or the mason jars and then just pour a bit of it on top of the surface that needs cleaning and rub it with a cloth.

Basically use it on top of the same things where you would use an all purpose cleaner.

5 from 6 votes
The BEST Homemade All Purpose Orange Cleaner | Happy Money Saver
Homemade All Purpose Orange Cleaner
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
8 mins

This simple homemade all purpose orange cleaner will have you craving cleaning your home!

Course: homemade diy
Cuisine: Cleaners
Servings: 1 quart
Calories: 74 kcal
Author: Karrie
  • 2 Cups White Vinegar
  • 4 Orange Peels Clean off all fruit
  • Distilled Water (optional)
  1. Clean and dry a mason jar.

  2. Make sure that the peels have no traces of fruit left, add to mason jar.

  3. Add in white vinegar.

  4. Close the lid tightly and let it sit in a dark and cool place for 2 weeks. 

  5. Remove orange peels.

  6. Use as needed as is or dilute with distilled water to clean your home surfaces.

Recipe Notes

This is a concentrate so you can either use it as is or dilute with distilled water.


Happy Cleaning! 


Thrifty Tip: Homemade All Purpose Orange Cleaner was last modified: February 17th, 2017 by Tracy Iseminger

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  1. Craig Lewis says:

    Thank you. Fantastic, great recipe. Craig

  2. Wow!! What an amaizing recipe. Thank you Karrie. I’m so grateful to God that I found you. I ‘m so thrilled because God Almighty knew that as I’m in money saving mission, I must be incontact with you.He took & place me to you. I thank Him. Maureen

  3. Oh wow! I really need to give this a try. It looks like great stuff, and I prefer to go all natural whenever possible.

  4. Does this mean the peelings from 4 oranges?

  5. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    I really like homemade cleaners. This one sounds really effective and easy to make too.

  6. I love this idea of a homemade all purpose cleaner. Definitely no harsh chemicals here. It is important for me to choose cleaners that are safe, especially now that I babysit my grandson 3 times a week. Thanks for sharing this.

  7. I really need to incorporate more homemade items into our cleaning routine. Not only do I prefer natural products, but I am sure this one smells amazing too.

  8. I am a huge fan of natural cleaners. I know this one has to smell incredible.

  9. Ah, this is very cool! I should try this and use it on my counters this week. It sounds simple!

  10. I love the smell of orange. I also love to make my own cleaning products. I cannot wait to try this!

  11. Thank you. I’m going to pin this and give it a try next time I have oranges on hand. Wonder if it would work with other citrus like clementines?

  12. Wow! How simple. I’ve gotten a few mason jars as gifts lately and can do this easily.

  13. Our Family World says:

    this is very helpful information! we have done the baking soda and vinegar before, i think orange cleaner is much better! the smell will surely be just nice!

  14. I have all the ingredients right now. I might mix some up later today!

  15. Oo this looks like a great all purpose natural cleaner. I love this tip and maybe I might even use lime and lemons too!

  16. I am really disappointed by the cleaners that I have around the house so I am going to try this one as soon as possible.

  17. I had a chance to try this, and girl, this stuff is great. I will use it a lot more than the harmful stuff sold in stores.

  18. I’m barely putting away all the holiday decor and then it’s done spring! Need to make this diy cleaner.

  19. how much water do I use to dilute the mix?

  20. I love this and have made a lot of it!

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