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Homemade citrus oil cleaner

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  • #499194
    AnjaAnja
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    #499195
    nellymarynellymary
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    Hi there….and a cheerio to all the team at ALS….I heard on the grapevine that I was being talked about….and thought I’d come over and see what all the commotion is…………Oh yeah….the citrus cleaner….I’m starting them for part of my xmas baskets now too…..

    I’m going to be asking for requests of photos of everyone’s citrus cleaners…so if you have started one…..get your camera out…..

    #499196
    AnjaAnja
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    Thanks for the great tip Nellymary!! I attempted to load a photo above but I am having issues 🙁

    #499197
    AnjaAnja
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    Issues sorted!!

    Here is a batch I threw together today (Was going to say ‘made’, but there’s not a lot making is there??). I made marmelade today so used just some of the orange rind. It looks so pretty, I am leaving it on the bench!

    I willkeep adding rind when the kids eat more oranges.

    #499198
    nellymarynellymary
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    I just put a request on my blog asking for photo’s of your citrus cleaner …..so take a photo of it…and send it my way….I’ll add it to my post…

    I would love to see how many people are using this cleaner…not to mention, how many countries…how exciting!

    Anja, could you send me details with your photo to npe09777 at bigpond dot net dot au

    Thanks in advance

    #499199
    GiannaGianna
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    That looks lovely Anja. 🙂

    #499200
    AnjaAnja
    Member

    I just had a smell of mine, and even after only 24 hours, it already smells more orangey than vinegary!! Not sure I can wait 2 weeks 🙂

    #499201
    luvinluvin
    Member

    this is a piccie of mine,grapefruit in large bottle and orange in small bottle

    as anja says it does smell so divine

    #499202
    BlueWrenBlueWren
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    nellymary,welcome to ALS……love your blog.Just saw the recipe for the herby stuff you chuck into everything, in the pasta and sauce recipe.

    #499203
    Hummer HumbugHummer
    Keymaster

    I have lemon and grapefruit peel, after juicing for cordial.. looking forward to my citrus cleaner now 🙂

    #499204
    mudhenmudhen
    Member

    Here’s a photo of mine, the one on the right is a couple of weeks old now, the left side one I started a few days ago. It does smell great.

    #499205
    Hummer HumbugHummer
    Keymaster

    Grapefruit on the left and lemon on the right.

    24 hrs and the vinegar has already changed color 🙂

    #499206
    BobbeeBobbee
    Member

    :wave:

    Nice looking bottle there Hummers. :tup:

    Take care,

    Bobbs :hug:

    #499207
    darlsdarls
    Member

    I want to check that if I juice the orange and mandarins and cut up the shells, will it be ok to use them in with vinegar, or I’ve already squeezed out the oil?

    I always add lemon myrtle oil in my vinegar with water for cleaning – love the smell, but am happy to try orange/lemonade/mandarin oils this time to save money as I’ve got heaps growing here…

    Should keep lid on them while fermenting?

    Where could I find larger bottle of vinegar than those from shops?

    Looking forward to this.

    Cheers! :hug:

    #499208
    mudhenmudhen
    Member

    Hi darls,

    from what I can tell, the oil is in the outside skin part of the citrus fruit only. If you think of it ahead of time, you can use a sharp knife and take just the peel off the fruit, leaving behind the white pith. I’ve found you can still juice them quite easily as long as you leave lots of pith behind. I’m not sure that you want to put the pith and all the fruit remnants in with the vinegar, I don’t know how that would affect things. Mandies I just peel and put in the jar, as the pith is thin. I keep the lid on. In Qld I used to be able to get white vinegar in a 4 litre bottle, but here in SA 2l is as big as I’ve found.

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