When people eat oranges, they most commonly throw the peel, because they are convinced that the beneficial nutrients are packed only in the flesh of the fruit, but that’s not true. Orange peels are extremely beneficial as well, and here is why they are so good:
Eat the zest – this is a delightful ingredient in many recipes like pastas, vinaigrettes, fried foods, sauces, and baked goods.
Make essential oil – the essential oil will help you relieve muscle cramps and coughing, and it can also uplift your mood. All you have to do Is to place the peel in a glass jar and cover it with vodka, screw the top and shake it vigorously. After that, store it in a dark, cool place for a week. Make sure to shake the solution every day. After 1 week, you can strain the mixture in a bowl and place it in a well-ventilated space. Check the mixture after several days, and when the liquid smells no longer of alcohol, your essential oil is ready. Place it in a bottle and store it in a cool and dark place.
Keep your cat away from the plants – in order to keep your plants safe from your cat, you should dice up the rind and sparkling it onto the soil of any of the plants you keep in the house. The odor will work as a natural deterrent.
Keep brown sugar moist – drop the peel in the brown sugar to keep it moist and prevent it from clumping.
Skin brightening – Orange peel contains vitamin C which protects against free radicals, calcium which heals a flaky skin, potassium hydrates and magnesium promotes its glow. As you can see, this is the best combination ever, so you just have to make an orange peel powder, add it to honey and yogurt in order to prepare a face mask that will help you remove blemish.
Protect against mosquito bites – in case you are prone to mosquito bites, you can repel them with an orange peel. Just rub the peel around your ankles, wrists, and neck and ward them off.
Exfoliate –in order to do an exfoliation with orange peel, you have to wrap the peel in a gauze and scrub your body with it. The ascorbic acid the vitamin C will firm the skin and even out the skin tone.
Relieve anxiety – you can relieve anxiety with orange peel because its scent provides soothing effect which is powerful. All you have to do is to place an orange peel in a saucepan, cover it with water and heat it to simmer. After that, pour the liquid in a bowl and inhale directly, or just lie down with the orange simmering on the stove. The scent will help you relax.
Make tea –first of all, let some orange peels for several days to dry, and when they become crisp, you can store them in a jar and use them for making tea. This tea is very beneficial because it will help you supress cough and help you with blood pressure.
Blend into smoothies –you should know that the nutrients found in the flesh of the orange, are in much grater concentration in the peel. Munching the peel might be unpleasant, however, you can toss it in a blender with berries, but first wash it thoroughly.