Save those Orange Peels!
The nice things about oranges, tangerines, cuties and whatever type of citrus fruit you buy, is that they are always available and like all fruits provide you with many health benefits. But you can eat the orange skin or peel. So what to do with this wonderful DIY tool, the orange peel?
There are dozens and dozens of uses of course, but I have narrowed it down to my 11 favorite ways to use an orange peel. Some of these ideas are a bit crazy, but also fun. Many of the orange peel uses are practical as well. Which is your favorite?
Candied Orange Peels Dipped in Chocolate
Make candied oragne peeels and them dip them in chocolate. How amazing? The recipe is here.
Orange Peel Infused Olive Oil
Find a recipe here for a zesty, citrus-infused olive oil. It makes salads worth eating.
DIY Orange Peel air freshener in muslin tea bags
For a deodorizer sachet made with orange peels, check out this how to instructional here.
DIY Orange Peel Candle Holder
See how to make a candle holder votive from and orange peel here. Not that hard and smells wonderful.
Dried Orange Peel Topiary Tree
Get the low-down on this DIY project from here. A little effort, but a great bragging project if you can pull it off.
Orange Peel Sugar Scrub
See this sweet recipe for sugar scrub using dried orange zest.
Extract Oil From the Orange Peels
A very simple process that will give you an alternative medicine for anti-inflammatory uses, an antidepressant and a sedative.
Orange Peel Bird Feeder
Do somethign nice for the birds, learn how to create a very eco-friendly bird feeder from an orange peel.
Orange Peel Toy Boat
Not every orange peel use must be functional for a purpose, some uses can just be fun. Create an orange peel boat for your child. They’ll love it!
Orange Peel Jewelry
Yes, you read that right, you can make jewelry from orange peels. There many other examples here.
Use Orange Peels in an All-Purpose Citrus Cleaner
Get your house clean and don’t worry about chemicals when using your orange peels. And an added bonus your house will smell all citrusy! Yes, I made up that word. 😉