Notice how expensive it is to buy orange oil commercially for cleaning your stove top, oven or similar appliances. Now you can make your own orange or lemon oil from the peel of oranges and lemons. Use it also as an air freshener. If you want to use orange oil as a pesticide, see the site, Orange Oil - Natural Organic Home Garden Health Howard Garrett. According to that article to make your own orange oil, "Put a bunch of citrus peelings in a container and cover them with water. Let them sit for a couple of days, then strain off the liquid. You can extract more oil by simmering the peelings.
"The strength of homemade orange oil varies significantly, so you will have to experiment when using it in recipes. It is impossible to duplicate the concentration of commercial orange oil or d-limonene.
"Orange oil is a pleasant smelling solvent. Commercial d-limonene at full strength can replace a wide variety of products, including mineral spirits, methyl ethyl ketone, acetone, toluene and glycol ethers. Be careful when using strong solutions since it can melt plastic and ruin paint finishes. For most practical purposes, 1 - 2 ounces per gallon of water should be the maximum concentration."
Also check out the article, How to Make Orange Oil Pesticide | eHow.com. According to that article, "If you don't have orange oil, you can make your own by soaking two whole orange peels in a gallon of water." To make flea repellent from orange oil, see the article, Easily Custom Make Your Own Insect Repellent | Care2 Healthy and Green Living.
Also, make your own range top orange or lemon oil cleaner by boiling or soaking orange and/or lemon peels in water for 45 minutes. Let cool and stand for a few days. Strain the liquid from the peel.
Use the citrus water as a cleaner for ranges, ovens, and stove tops. You can rub the orange or lemon peel directly on the stove top or oven stain to dislodge it. You can buy cold-pressed orange oil used for cleaning ranges and similar appliances.
Also baking soda and water on a cloth cleans ranges as do vinegar and water or borax and water on a cloth or sponge. Orange oil (citrus aurantium dulcis) also is used as a natural refreshing aroma as well as a mild preservative for items you're not going to eat. Don’t drink supermarket orange oil that you buy as a cleaner. It’s toxic.
Use orange oil for cleaning stove tops and ranges. It’s also used as a fragrance. Make your own perfume by dabbing a bit of orange oil, but not the supermarket cleaner type of orange oil. Rinse well and don’t put it near flames or heat.
You also can buy orange oil as an essential oil. It contains the essence of oranges. It takes 1000 lbs of fresh oranges to make 10 lbs of pure orange oil. This oil is cold pressed from orange peels. Look for orange oil fragrance that is 100% pure, USP undiluted. See the Herbal Remedies site for further information.