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What Can I Do With Orange Peels?

February 13, 2012

 

 

Citrus is in season, and at our house we have been inundated with an abundance of orange peels! Sticking to the value of “waste not” — I set out to find a solution for re-purposing the peels. In my search, I found not one, not two, but countless ways to reuse those once discarded items. And here are my favorites:

 

 

 

 


{Orange-Infused Vinegar}

Recipe: Cover orange peels with white vinegar. Let it steep for a few weeks. Load into a spray bottle and use for cleaning.

 

{Stove-top Potpourri}

Recipe: To a medium sized pot, add orange peels and spices such as cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Simmer on low-heat to infuse the home with a lovely scent.

 

{Citrus Sugar Scrub}

Recipe: Zest the peel of an orange and add it to 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of olive, almond, sunflower, or grapeseed oil. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and store on the counter in a glass mason jar.

 

{Keep Cats out of Your plants/Garden}

Keep your orange peels and sprinkle them throughout your garden: the more peels the better and the oranges will act as a good fertilizer too. I’ve even tried whizzing the peels up in the blender so that they’re a little finer, and sprinkling them throughout the soil.

 

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