7 Ingenious Orange Oil Cleaning Hacks

Orange oil is one of the best things you can own. A powerful degreaser, orange oil can help clean every inch of your home. Use it undiluted with water, vinegar or baking soda, and not only is orange oil a safe and effective cleaner, but it also has health and wellness benefits, too.

If you're searching for ways to use orange oil, we’ve got a few tips to keep in your back pocket. You might even be inspired to clean places in your home that you never thought could be cleaned. 

Let’s get to it. Here are seven ingenious ways to use orange oil around your home:

Clean oil stains in your driveway
Is your driveway covered in oil or grease? Use orange oil to lift those stains. 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 cigarette smells on your spouse's clothes? Or did you quit smoking and now want the smell to disappear? Using orange oil will do the trick. Orange oil is a great sidekick for your laundry detergent. One cup can take out smells like cigarette and musky odors. The next time you do laundry, throw in a little bit of orange oil. It should get those smells right out.

Clean beach and camping chairs from mold and mildew
No one talks about 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. From the mesh arms to the metal base, you can use it on the entire chair. Orange oil also works well on patio chairs.

Eliminate odors from cat urine
The smell of cat urine is downright offensive. Orange oil can neutralize that potent smell in an instant. To get rid of cat urine smells, mix vinegar and water together, then sprinkle some baking soda on the stain. Next, 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 get rid of 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 tacky, 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. Spray the orange oil liberally around your range hood and stove to clear the grease.

Bring your barbecue back to life
Cooked-on food can be the hardest to clean; so tough that you can't even be bothered to clean it off. But before you start cooking burgers and hot dogs on a dirty grill, clean off your grill with orange oil. All you need to do is mix equal parts orange oil and water. Add the mixture to a spray bottle and apply the solution directly on the grill (while off, 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 cooking again.

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