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Make Orange Scented Vinegar

We’ve already talked about how vinegar is one of the most useful and versatile products for your home. But, let’s just be frank here…it stinks. Over time I’ve adjusted to the stinky smell of vinegar, or at least come to terms with it because it’s such an effective and healthy (non-toxic, green etc) cleanser…you take the bad with the good, right?

Or, you make the bad better! Read how Bianca, of Little Brick Ranch, infused her vinegar with the delightful smell of fresh oranges. It’s an easy process that will produce a good amount of scented vinegar for your cleaning pleasures…I’m heading to the store to get limes and experiment with making a lime and basil infused vinegar!

Gettin’ Tipsy: once you’re done with the orange peel in the vinegar, put it down your garbage disposal (not all at once!) to clean and refresh it!

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5 Responses to Make Orange Scented Vinegar

  1. Stephanie says:

    I love this idea! I too like vinegar, but not the smell so much!

  2. I am going to try this tonight. I have made peace with the smell of vinegar, but my hubby HATES it.

    I wonder if the orange oils would be a problem if I used this in the laundry? I would love to get back to using vinegar instead of fabric softener.

  3. Beverly Crawley says:

    I use lots of vinegar I also put it in my dishwasher as a rinse aid instead of buying the pricey rinse soultion it get all the soap scum off I’m going to have to try this to make it smell orange I have taken orange peelings ,cinnamon and other spices and put them in a pan of water on the stove to boil to make my own potourri thanks anne

  4. Tawnya M. says:

    Love this! Personally I don’t mind the smell of vinegar but I love citrus scents so this is something I will be making this weekend for sure. I wonder if the orange oils would be bad for carpets? I’ve wanted to steam clean with vinegar and water but I like it to smell “nice” so maybe the scented vinegar is the answer.

  5. Cassi says:

    I actually use grapefruit peels and occasionally lemon peels (i eat a lot more grapefruit than oranges,and use lemon in everything). Every time i break down citrus I just chop the bits of peel down and put it into the big plastic vinegar bottle.
    I fill my spray bottle from that as well as my dishwasher rinse aid compartment. And i clean my coffee pot with it.
    As my vinegar runs low, i just refill from a new bottle and it continues to citrify..
    I figure i’ll have to empty the peels or start a new bottle every 4-6 months..

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