Orange oil is one of the best things you can own. A powerful degreaser, orange oil can help you clean every inch of your home. Use it undiluted, with water, vinegar, baking soda. And not only is orange oil safe and effective, but it also has health and wellness benefits, too!
If you're searching for ways to use orange oil, we’ve got a few ideas for you. You may not use these rare tips as often as some orange oil hacks, but they're nice to have in your back pocket. Who knows, you might be inspired to clean places in your home that you never thought could be cleaned.
So, let’s get right to it! Here are seven ingenious ways to use orange oil around your home:
Clean oil stains in your driveway.
Driveway covered in oil and grease? Use orange oil to lift those stains right up. Green Gobbler’s Cold Pressed Orange Oil is made with 90% D-Limonene, a tough degreaser used in a variety of commercial and industrial applications, so you know that it works.
Remember: oil stains are stubborn, so don’t get discouraged if the stains don’t disappear after your first try. Just be patient and use as much elbow grease as you can.
Nix cigarette smoke smells.
Can’t stand the cigarette smell on your husband’s clothes? Or did you quit smoking, and now you want the smell out of your own clothes? Using orange oil will do the trick. Orange oil is a great sidekick for your laundry detergent. One cup can take out embedded smells like cigarette smells and musky odors. The next time you do laundry, throw in a little bit of orange oil. Should get those smells right out.
Clean your beach and camping chairs.
No one talks about the mold and mildew on beach and camping chairs. But after one trip, your chairs can get pretty gross. Before you take those dirty chairs on another adventure, clean them up with orange oil. Orange oil is great at tackling mold, dirt, and mildew. Use it on the entire chair: from the mesh arms to the metal base. Orange oil also works well on the white patio chairs on your porch.
Eliminate odors from cat urine.
The smell of cat urine is downright awful. Orange oil can neutralize that awful smell in an instant. To get rid of cat urine smells, mix vinegar and water together, then sprinkle some baking soda on the stain. Then squeeze a couple drops of orange oil to neutralize the smell. If you’re treating your carpet, let the orange oil sit for a few hours, then vacuum. For your clothing, add orange oil to your next cycle to nix those terrible odors.
Remove sticker residue.
Nothing’s quite as annoying as leftover sticker residue. That terrible adhesive can collect hair and turn into a sticky, terrible eyesore. Thankfully orange oil can break down the adhesive and make it look like it was never there. Try mixing orange oil and water and putting it on a cloth. Gently rub the sticker residue until the adhesive is gone. Use this trick on leftover residue from bumper stickers, product labels, and price stickers.
Clean your greasy range hood.
Sticky, brown grease can build up in the weirdest nooks and crannies of your kitchen. One of those places is your stove's range hood. To treat something that gross and greasy, you need something stronger than a run-of-the-mill cleaner. Try using orange oil, a powerful degreaser. The D-Limonene in orange oil cuts through grease like a martial artist chopping through a wood plank. Simply spray the orange oil liberally around your range hood and behind your stove to clear the grease.
Bring your barbecue back to life.
Cooked-on food can be the hardest to clean; so tough that you don’t even bother to clean it off. But before you start cooking burgers and hot dogs on a dirty grill, clean off your grill with orange oil. Eliminate baked-on food and grease easily by mixing equal parts orange oil and water. Add the mixture to a spray bottle and apply the solution directly on the grill (turn it off, first, of course). Let the mixture soak for a few minutes, then grab your nearest scraper tool to knock off that grease and food for good. Wait about 15-30 minutes for everything to dry before you start cookin’ again.