Thursday 20 Feb 2014
What to do with citrus peels when we eat fruit, chuck them in a bin? No, they are very useful. We use them to prepare citrus softener and add it with each load to a washing machine. Citrus peels contain oil called D-limonene which is a powerful solvent for dirt and especially grease. Also gives washed cloth beautiful citrus scent and freshness. We prepare it as follows:
500 ml plastic container
– citrus peels (lemon, orange, grapefruit, lime…)
– place peels into container and cover with water. Soak for 24 hours. The strength of your softener will be determine by the quantity of peels you have in the container.
– strain the liquid and add according to its strength and how “citrusy” you want the clothes to smell. If you need softener for more than one load, several batches may be needed.