Oranges, lemons, mandarins, grapefruits: we consume lots of them, but punctually used to put the skins in the garbage can; now in the organic bin. On the one hand, in fact, we used to inflate our garbage (which we must reduce, in the interest of everyone) and on the other hand we waste the opportunity to make a very simple operation of recycling. Like for example, the opportunity to transform citrus peels into an excellent and very effective natural do-it-yourself detergent. With total savings in chemicals and a positive effect on the domestic environment!

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With just a little patience and in a short time you will have an excellent multi-use eco-detergent at very low cost and environmental impact . Let’s see how to proceed:

  • For starters, get 50 ml of white vinegar, 50 more of denatured alcohol, 400 ml of warm water and a lot of citrus peel: excellent those of oranges, grapefruits, tangerines and lemons .
  • Take a large enough container and pour in the peel together with alcohol and vinegar. With a spoon, crush the skins and then add the hot water. Close the lid and shake the mixture well. Let everything rest for a whole day and here you are – your multi-purpose bio-detergent!

If you need a specific kitchen detergent, here’s how to create a bicarbonate spray in a short time to be used not only for cleaning the hob but also to make the sink, the refrigerator and glasses shine.

It takes 48 gr of sodium bicarbonate and a half litre of water, better if distilled. Put everything in a container, melt and your detergent is ready.