Citrus Peel Kitchen Cleaning Kit

3 Months 

Throw Away ?!

or

Make a set of Kitchen Cleaning Kit! 

IF LIFE GIVES YOU LOTS OF ORANGE PEELS

 ‘Citrus’ is a set of products that helps users turn citrus peel waste into kitchen cleaning kit at home.

This project presents a waste recycling system that is neglected in daily life to users in the form of products. At the same time, this project hopes to cause a change in people's attitudes towards those natural wastes. And hope they can start from daily life to find new life propositions that are more conducive to sustainable development.

In this project, orange peel essential oil is extracted as dishwashing detergent, and the remaining orange peel material is being converted into a dishwashing tool.

Citrus Peel Waste Kitchen Cleaning Kit

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Limonene

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Pectin

Antimicrobial Proportion: 0.5%-2% 

Cellulosic Materials

Essential Oil

When started from the chemical properties from the citrus peel, I found that the essential oil has a strong antimicrobial ability, which can be used as a natural detergent.

Design Concept

01

Dishwashing Detergent

What if I can extract essential oil form citrus peel as a natural dishwashing detergent, which can replace the chemical dishwashing liquid, which contains phosphates, triclosan and other environmentally unfriendly ingredients.

Dishwashing Tool

What if I can convert the orange peel after extracting the essential oil into a dishwashing tool according to the previous material experiment, then further replace the non-degradable polyester sponge.

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How to Implement

STEP 1

Steam Distillation Extract Essential Oil

To make the natural dishwashing detergent.

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Heating Part

Container

Condensor

Another Container

The container of water and citrus peel

By heating the mixture of orange peel and water to essential oil vapor

The mixture vapor needs to condense and then change from gas to liquid

Another container is needed to collect the distilled essential oil and water mixture liquid

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STEP 2

Material Conversion of Orange Peel

To make dishwashing tool

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Heating Part

Chopper/Blender

Container

Measuring Tool

Mould

Container of

water + citrus peel + agar + glycerin

Chop up the orange peel into small chunks

Add agar and glycerin in determined weights and proportions.

Heat to 85C to melt the AGAR until the mixture is thick

Pour the mixture into the mould and wait for the material to solidify at room temperature.

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Add 5g Glycerin

Mix the 1 orange peel with the 150ml water

Blend

Add 10g Agar Agar

Add blended orange peel

Heat and mix until thick

Room temperature solidification

Dishwashing Tool

Sketches

Final Products

More Details 

01

Distiller

The orange peel essential oil distilled in a still is mixed with water in proportion to make a natural dishwashing detergent

02

Peel Chopper

Double blade design inside and outside, more suitable for cutting orange peel

03

Recipe of

cleaning tool material

Manual

HOW TO USE 

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Material Selections

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Product Sizes

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01

Distiller Sizes

Dimensions of the distiller in use and the dimensions of its parts.

02

Peel Chopper Sizes

Dimensions of the peel chopper in use 

Costs

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Citrus Peel Waste Kitchen Cleaning Kit

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