Friday, July 10, 2009

10 uses for orange peels

10 Unique Uses for Orange Peel

Orange is a delicious fruit. Not only the inner part of orange (fruit) but also the outer part (peel) is useful in many ways. Here are the ten unique uses for orange peels.

As A Bathing Powder Dry some orange peels and make them as a powder. Use this powder
regularly for bathing to make your skin glow.

Mosquito Repellent Apply orange peels over your exposed skin on nights to repel the mosquitoes.

Get Rid of Ants Take few orange peels in a cup of warm water. Make it as puree in a blender. Pour this solution into the anthills to prevent ants.

As a Scent Boil orange peels on the stove with a few cloves to make your home filled with scent.
Keeps Brown Sugar Soft If you place a piece of orange peel in your bag of brown sugar the sugar will stay soft.

As Bath Oil Dried orange peels can be used as homemade bath oils. Orange peels can be used in dried flower arrangements.

Household Cleaner Limonene, a carbon-based compound that makes up around 95% of the oil found in orange peel is often used to give household cleaners a citrus smell.

For Kindling in Winter Dried orange peels can be used as kindling at fire places. The flammable oils found inside the peels enable them to burn much longer than paper.

Protects Leaves of Household Plants From Cats Rub the leaves of your house plants with orange peel once a month and put some orange peels on the surface of the soil in potted plants which prevents them destroyed from cats.

Make Delicious Oil You can make delicious homemade oil with orange peels. Place some orange peels and cranberries in olive oil and close it with a cork. You can observe a wonderful flavor to the oil after some weeks.

Orange peels can help us lower environmental pollution: Scientists are researching to make plastic from orange peel (orange peels have a carbon compound limonene) which is eco-friendly.


  1. I've only ever used the orange peel for cooking, I was not aware of these other uses. Thanks for sharing.

  2. your very welcome sweets I use them for air fresheners thanks so much for the loving comment

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