Who doesn’t love fresh squeezed orange juice!!! I add mango, carrot, apple, celery, really whatever I have in the kitchen! It is such a great way to use up fruits and vegetables that may otherwise go bad, so healthy, and also prevents so much plastic waste from buying bottle after bottle of orange juice at the store! Don’t get me wrong, my journey to reducing my waste and overall impact on the environment is far from perfect, but each little step helps! I may still resort to buying the fresh squeezed orange juice in plastic bottle at the store on occasion, but I try to make my own whenever possible, reuse the waste I create and recycle everything else.
I don’t stop there!! Once I juice, I compost the the pulp and save the orange peels for a vinegar all purpose cleaner. This all natural cleaner is strong enough to clean bathrooms and disinfect the kitchen. I make most of my own cleaning products and this is my favorite! It is so simple, press orange peels into a mason jar, fill with natural plant based vinegar and seal tightly. Leave in a dark cool place for about 6 weeks. Dilute this concentrated cleaner with 2 parts water in a glass spray bottle(or any repurposed container you have at home) and enjoy a fresh squeezed clean throughout the entire home! 💛