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Offline droverjess

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Re: Spray & Wipe.....careful, it might get you cleaning!
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2012, 10:17:08 pm »
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Re: Spray & Wipe.....careful, it might get you cleaning!
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2012, 06:00:22 am »
I think any citrus will do. My first batch had all sorts in it!  Will be interesting to see how you all go.

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Re: Spray & Wipe.....careful, it might get you cleaning!
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2012, 09:16:02 am »
I've had my citrus peel marinating for a month.  I must buy a spray bottle next week so I can make some up.  :)

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« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2012, 09:18:31 am »
Me too, Julie.  I was going to do it this weekend, but it will be next weekend now before I can do it.
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Re: Spray & Wipe.....careful, it might get you cleaning!
« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2012, 04:18:20 am »
I mixed up my first batch of this solution this week but hadn't really done many jobs with it until today.

Just cleaned the glass stove top, the glass spashback, the kitchen sink and the window behind the kitchen sink plus a couple of white painted cupboard doors.  Brilliant - used Helene's scrubbies in conjection with the spray then dried off with an old towelling tea towel.

Just loving all these cheap, homemade cleaning products and this one is a change from the Miracle Spray with the smell of Eucalyptus oil.  I don't know that one is better than the other with what I've cleaned so far but it's nice to have a different smell in the house at times and I do have a problem using the eucalyptus one at night as the smell seems much stronger and it seems to irritate my nose.  Citrus smells are always fresh and lovely though so I can't see me having the same problem if I clean at night with this one.

Thanks Brumington.  A winner for sure.
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Re: Spray & Wipe.....careful, it might get you cleaning!
« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2012, 04:56:16 am »
Good to read a comparison between the two sprays, Judy.  I've got to admit, I like the eucalyptus smell of the miracle spray - but the citrus one has some in it as well - does the aroma of the citrus smell more strongly than the eucalyptus?  I think it would be good to have two different sprays, if their cleaning properties are much the same as each other you can then use whichever one suits your mood at the time!
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Re: Spray & Wipe.....careful, it might get you cleaning!
« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2012, 06:20:14 am »
I can hardly smell the eucalyptus oil at all Marina! In fact I even forgot I put a splash in it.  I just opened the spray bottle and the eucalyptus oil is quite dominant yet when I use the spray, it isn't which is weird.  
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Re: Spray & Wipe.....careful, it might get you cleaning!
« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2012, 12:38:27 pm »
Glad you liked it JD.  ;D

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Re: Spray & Wipe.....careful, it might get you cleaning!
« Reply #38 on: October 19, 2012, 11:03:53 pm »
I was just wondering if the eucalyptus oil in this would leave an oily residue on what you were cleaning?  Like windows/splashbacks for example??
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« Reply #39 on: October 19, 2012, 11:47:47 pm »
Not that I've noticed Karen.  I alternate between this and my window cleaning spray which is a splash of cloudy ammonia, a squirt of dishwashing liquid and water. I don't have to do mine very often as I rarely use the stove-top.
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Re: Spray & Wipe.....careful, it might get you cleaning!
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2012, 01:45:37 pm »
What size spray bottle did uou use? I have made it in a 750ml bottle but wondered whether perhaps you had used a smaller one? It certainly works nicely and smells very nice too.

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« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2012, 08:07:51 pm »
Fantastic.. Love it and will definatelt be trying this soon 😀
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Re: Spray & Wipe.....careful, it might get you cleaning!
« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2013, 08:13:35 am »
Finally got to use this today, after having my lemons soaking in the vinegar for some months in the pantry (been busy with finishing the building and knee replacement)  It cleaned the tiles and glass in the toilet and showers really well. Still need to use a bit of elbow grease on the scum on the tiles, but no more than those toxic products, and all looks beautifully shiny and clean. Did get a bit of a headache from the eucalyptus oil, but I had used a 100% product purchased from the distillery on KI that I purchased on a trip sometime ago, so may have used a bit more than a "splash". Will keep on using this and now need to look at the natural washing soap powder and the dishwashing stuff also. Happy cleaning.  :-))

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Re: Spray & Wipe.....careful, it might get you cleaning!
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2013, 02:07:38 pm »
I haven't read all the replies yet, I got excited by this thread!!
When I make lemonade and my kettle is a bit dirty on the inside, I put the lemon leftovers in the kettle, fill with water, boil, let cool, and boil again and all the water residue (mineral stuff, usually reddish here in Perth) disappears!
Rinse the kettle and it's good as new!!!

I'm definitely going to try your trick as I have two lots of lemon leftovers and no dirty kettle!!!

Fremantle, WA - Thermomixing since 2 March 2013

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Re: Spray & Wipe.....careful, it might get you cleaning!
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2013, 06:49:47 pm »
i did make this last year and i am still looking for it, i have looked everywhere, i hope DH didnt eat it  :-))
i don't need a recipe i'm italian