Orange is a citrus fruit which gives energy and it is very useful in the world of beauty and nutrition. After you enjoy the fruit of the orange, you shouldn’t throw its peel. Here are sixteen ways to use orange peel around your home and to improve your health.
-Cut the orange zest into strips and dry them for tea.
-Use the dried peel as natural deodorizer in shoes, or clothes drawers. Place the peel in small muslin bag and put it wherever you want a nice and clean smell.
-Add the peel to potpourri with other flowers like chamomile and lavender, which are milder smelling flowers.
-Add it to the baths and its essential oil will steep into the bath the same way as the tea.
-Make a body-scrub with raw sugar and coconut oil as a base and then add the orange zest with cheese grater or zester. It is great for rejuvenating and exfoliating the skin;
-Rub your teeth with the peel as it is very useful for teeth whitening.
-Use it as insect repellant. Just rub the peel on the skin and the flavor will keep the bugs away.
-Tub the orange peel on the kitchen stains to eliminate the grease on the surfaces or stove top.
-Infuse the peel into vinegar and make a natural cleaning agent for the home.
-You can candy the peels and use them as a treat for yourself or as a cute gift to family and friends.
-Zest the peel and add it to pasta salad, yogurt, cereal or toast as another way to get its health benefits.
-Cut around the orange with a knife to get two shells of the orange peel to make your own candle. One of the shells should have its inner stem attached to be used as base of the candle. Pour a tbs. of olive oil or canola oil over the stem-part and light the candle. Cut shapes on the other part of the orange peel and place it on top as ventilation so the oxygen can reach the wick.
-Use it as a face mask. Mix honey and two tbs. of orange zest into paste and apply it to the face. It is great for rejuvenating the skin and for scars and acne.
-Place the peel under the trash-bag or in the garbage disposal to keep the noxious smell at bay.
– Place dried orange peel in the brown sugar bin to draw the moisture away. Put some peels in the brown sugar container for fresher product.
-To perfume the home, just put some orange peels in a pot of boiling water and your home will start to smell great in a while.