Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Natural Cleaning and My Little Secret .......................


I think we would all prefer to use less chemicals in our homes.  A blogging friend recently told me about this wonderful citrus cleaner that she uses in her home.  It is so easy to make so I thought that I would give it a go.

You need some citrus peel, white vinegar, water, a jar and a bit of scrap fabric to pretty up the jar.


Cut the peel up into medium sized chunks.


Place into the bottom of the jar.


1/2 fill with white vinegar and then fill to the top with water.  Place onto a window sill for around 2 weeks and let the vinegar and citrus peel work it's magic.  I'll be back to show you the next step soon.....  Mine is almost ready to use.


Don't waste your oranges either.  I chose to juice mine using my lovely Robert Gordon Juicer.


It is one of my favourite pieces of Robert Gordon although it is probably the plainest :)


You truly can't beat freshly squeezed orange juice


And now my little secret.  The wonderful people at Accuquilt are giving me a Go! Baby to play with and also another one to give away to one of my lucky readers.  Isn't that wonderful?  Stay tuned for the give away in the next week or so. 

Hugs - Fee XX

27 comments:

Kerryanne English said...

I'm a big fan of natural cleaning Fee, so look forward to seeing your results.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Jo in TAS said...

OOOh is that for cleaning showers???
and how'd you score the Accuquilt gig? Lucky You!!!

Dawn said...

Oh Fee, I love citrus cleaner..Must make some to try!... and you lucky duck... I have so wanted a Go... they look wonderful... and so useful for ....EVERYTHING...LOl..except my dishes.. unless I use fabric ones.. he eh
Hugs Dawn x x

Ange Moore said...

Citrus cleaner - looks pretty simple to make and I love the smell of oranges so I'm sure it'd be lovely on the nose too!

And lucky ducky you for scoring a Go!Baby - can't wait to see what you create with it.

Jeanette said...

I'm a big fan of anything natural & pleased when i find new ides. Can't wait to learn more about yours. Lucky you for getting a baby go. Look forward to your giveaway. Hugs,

Lizzie said...

See, good things come to those that deserve it :o)
You'll love it Fee..
Lizzie
xxx

De said...

Cleaner is an excellent idea - will be preparing some tonight! Wonderful news for the Go!Baby - will be looking out for your giveaway!

kathyros said...

We too have started making this vinegar and orange/citrus peel spray, I am really pleased with it

retdairyqueen said...

Ooh I bet you will have fun with the new toy and the cleaner Ha Ha

Cille said...

Great tip with the citrus vinegar. I will have to try that :)

The question is what will get the most attention from you. Your new toy or the cleaner *LOL*

Last week I cut my index finger badly - again - with the rotary cutter and DH is now threatining to remove all sharp objects from my sewing room. I better add a Go Cutter to my wishing list...

Farmyard Crafts said...

I too love using natural cleaning products. I don't use as many as I should though!! I'm going to try that vingear and orange peel cleaner tonight! Lucky you being able to use a GoBaby!! They look interesting! I use vingear in my washing instead of fabric softener... works a treat!

Liz said...

I will try this .I use a commercial one for my wooden furniture and love the smell.Looking for ward to seeing what you do with the Go! and the giveaway. thanks

Fiona said...

Great cleaning tip... I have used vinegar for ages for almost everything... I like the idea of the citrus with it... will give it a try too.... thanks...
Hugz

shez said...

whow Fee,lucky you

Vicki ♥ said...

I am going to have to try this cleaning method as I like natural ones to chemicals too. A Baby Go!! My goodness Fee you is one lucky duck to score one to keep and give away. Way to go :)Hugs Vicki

Sarah said...

That cleaner looks good! I am not having much lucky with the dish washer version I read on a blog : o (.

Accucut has been very generous lately a few blogs have been giving them away...

simplestitches said...

the citrus cleaner sounds interesting....must give it a go.
Lucky you with the Go!baby...they look like a lot of fun with all the different shapes...
cheers Julz

Melody said...

I love the idea of natural cleaning products and love the fragrance of oranges so I'm going to start my potion tomorrow. Thanks so much for the recipe.

Allie said...

I just read a blog post about using citric acid in your toilet bowl, it'll cut through hard water stains and anything else. So this intrigues me, I'll have to go get the ingredients! Lovely juicer, fee. And woohoo, a baby Go!

CherylAnn said...

I have just recently started making my own cleaners too. I make an all purpose spray and dishwasher detergent. I haven't tried laundry detergent yet though. I was wondering if you can use lemons instead of oranges? I have an abundance of lemons at the moment but wondered if there was something special about the actual orange peel?

Sue said...

I might have to make up some of that cleaner, it looks like my kind of thing...I'll be back to try for the "Go" too

Maree: said...

How Lucky are You...Have FUN with Your New Toy!!
cheers

Sunshine & Fabric said...

Looks interesting....sounds good. White vinegar is great stuff...I've been using it for a few things lately including a couple of splashes in with the wash for a fabric softener. Thanks for sharing.

paigeg said...

I can't wait to see the next step! I need a more natural way to clean. The chemicals are really getting to me the older I get. I'll check back soon for the GO details. I am just learning to quilt and this would be fantastic! Thank you for sharing all the great ideas...
Paige

Mrs Shepo said...

The cleaner sounds great, and so does your new toy, good things happen to special people eventually. Cheers Pat.

Barb said...

You think you can do this with lemons too?

I am going to try this.

Roseanne said...

As I get asthma from a lot of the cleaners I am going to try this. could you use Lemons or is there some thing in the oranges that work better?