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DIY THREE Ingredient Natural Orange Scrub Cleaner!

I was looking for something to do with the rinds that I had left over after juicing my oranges for our DIY Three Ingredient Orange Julius because I hate throwing stuff away! So, I did a little looking around and I found something I wanted to try but it was a Grapefruit Scrub Cleaner by Crunchy Betty. Here’s the thing, citrus fruits are pretty much interchangeable so, I decided to take her recipe and exchange the grapefruit with my orange and of course, the results were fantastic!

Here’s how to do it yourself.



  • Dried orange (lemon or grapefruit are ok too)
  • Borax
  • Baking Soda


  • Food Processor or coffee grinder
  • Tablespoon
  • Container to use as a shaker (Pringles cans are perfect for this)

The first thing you want to do is peel your orange. Once you’ve removed the flesh, place it onto a piece of paper or a plate and let it sit for several days. You want your orange peels to turn from this…


to this…


Once your peels are totally dry, add them to your food processor or coffee grinder and give it several good spins. You want your orange peels to turn to powder.


Once your powder is made, measure out 3 tablespoons of it, 3 tablespoons of Borax, and 5 tablespoons of baking soda.


Now, take all of your ingredients, add them to your shaker, close the top, and shake it to combine.


My shaker didn’t have a closed top with holes so, I simply covered the top with cheesecloth and replaced the cap and it worked out perfectly!

When I was ready to use my scrub, I took it to the bathroom with me and shook some out over a damp sink. Then I used a rag and a little elbow grease to scrub the sink clean. The scrub smells wonderful and my sink was nice and bright when it was all said and done! YAY!

That’s all there is to making your own Orange Scrub! Isn’t it fantastic?

This project should help you save a few bucks and re-purpose peels that would otherwise, wind up in the trash bin. I call that a bonus!

Thanks for reading! 🙂 Don’t forget to visit us over at Pinterest for more DIY projects!