Orange has a number of health and skin benefits when eaten. Oranges can be eaten raw or can be turned into pickles, jams and tarts. But did you know that an orange peel can have a number of other benefits too? Here are 5 alternative uses of an orange peel.
Grind some the dried orange peels and put them in small tea bags. Place these around your house in drawers, closets and basements. You can even place some orange peels at the bottom of your garbage bin before you place a plastic cover on it.
You can use orange peels as zest while cooking cakes and brownies. You can use zests for salad too. Just grate some orange peel before you put your cake for baking. This will not only give your cake a different flavour but it will also make it a little tangy.
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Peel an orange and dry them out for some days. Melt some wax and put pieces of dried orange peels into the wax. And that is how you make orange flavoured candles.
Orange peels can be used as scrubs while you are in the shower. Rubbing them gently on the skin will not only make your skin brighter but it will also give your skin great smell. You can infuse some dried orange peels into oil and use them as essential oils.
Another way to make use of orange peel is to dry out the orange leaves and infuse them in your tea. Boil some water in a container and add some orange peels along with a few cloves and some ginger. You can also add some dried orange peel in your green to give it a nice flavour.