Do you dislike strong chemicals, and you prefer using natural substances? If the answer is yes, orange is the solution for you. It has a great smell, and you can use it as a cleaning agent in your home.
In this article, we have collected 8 tips on how to use oranges in the household.
1. Against ants
Probably nobody likes when ants appear in the house. If you want to avoid that, stir some grated orange peels into a glass of lukewarm water, and pour the water into areas through which ants usually penetrate into the house.
2. Against mosquitoes
Similarly to ants, mosquitoes don’t like the smell of oranges either. Too keep mosquitoes away, pour the ant repellent mixture in a bowl and place the bowl somewhere in the house. You can also protect yourself from mosquitoes if you rub orange peels onto your skin.
3. Against moths
If you place a few pieces of orange peels in an organza bag and place the bag in your wardrobe, it will keep moths away.
4. As an aromatizer
Many people like the smell of oranges. The fresh, pleasant smell will penetrate your home if you stick cloves in an orange and hang it up in a smaller room.
5. As a cleaning agent
Orange can be used as ingredient in a homemade cleanser. Place orange peels in a jar and pour vinegar over them. Leave it to sit for a week. After that, strain the liquid and pour it in a spray bottle for a great smelling, effective cleaner.
6. In the fireplace
If you have a fireplace at home or you heat your home with wood, use orange peels for kindling. They will make your home smell great, and will burn for a long time because of the oils found in them.
7. In a dishwasher liquid
In most dishwasher liquids found in stores orange is one of the basic ingredients because of its great smell and because it is an excellent cleaning agent. Boil up 4 liters of water; add a spoonful of washing soda and a few drops of orange oil to obtain an efficient and natural dishwasher liquid.
8. Against cigarette odor
If a family member smokes, the air in the home may be filled with the odor of cigarette smoke at times. To get rid of the unpleasant smell, boil up about 4 liters of water and grate some orange peel into it.