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5 ideas for using orange peels

The orange peels not only contain not only contain numerous health properties, they can also be used for different crafts or to decorate the house. Here are 5 ideas for using them. As you will see, it would be a waste to throw them away.

1. In the kitchen

You can use orange peels in numerous recipes. It is important that you use oranges that have not undergone any chemical treatment, such as ours at Here are some recipes:

  • Marmalade with orange peel
  • Candied orange bread
  • Candied orange peel (with this recipe you can also make candied oranges)
  • Orange peel powder (for sponge cakes, custards, creams, ice creams, king cake, fish...)
  • Orange tea. You can use black, green or white tea and add a little orange powder to give it an exquisite flavor. You can also make an infusion with pieces of orange peel.
  • Orange peel syrup. You only need the peel of 5 oranges, 2 kg of sugar, 1.5 liters of water and 35 g of citric acid. Peel the oranges, best with a potato peeler, making sure that none of the white layer remains. Then cut the orange peel into strips and mix all the ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over low heat for 2 or 3 hours, stirring from time to time. Then wait 3 days. Strain the orange peel and store the syrup in glass jars with lids.

2. For cleaning

3. For the elaboration of cosmetics

Due to its numerous health properties, orange peel is perfect for making different types of cosmetics. Here are some recipes:

4. Dehydrated orange peels for decorating the house

It's very simple: First cut the desired shapes out of the orange peel, you can use cookie cutters for this. Then you dry them naturally, in the oven or on the radiator. Here are some examples of what you can do.

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5. To make crafts

With a little imagination and creativity, you can do many things with orange peel. Here are some examples.

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We hope you liked all these ideas for using orange peels!

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