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Recently, Sebrina wrote about amazing uses for lemon beyond eating. That got me thinking about another citrus fruit, the orange, and what its rind can be used for once it's peeled away.
You can get that fresh orangey smell in your home without using any harmful sprays by either boiling up your orange rinds or putting them into your dehydrator. Your room will be immersed in the wonderful orange smells and you won't have to worry about breathing in any toxic fumes.
After you are done dehydrating your orange rinds as an air freshener, put them in a cotton bag and hang them in a spot to help neutralize odors. The bathroom is a prime location for this.
You can boil up the orange rinds and use the boiled water to wash your mirrors. This is more friendly smelling glass cleaner than using straight vinegar.
Before you go to bed at night take an orange peel and wipe down your face. Let it site for 15 minutes, then rinse off It'll help to bring out the glow in your skin and keep it nice and clean.
Soften Brown Sugar
If your brown sugar has gotten hard and grainy, put some cut up orange peels to help soften it up. The moisture from the peel will help to bring the sugar or any other dried herbs back to life.
Toss that orange peel into your compost bin. Give that rind a second life of helping to beautify your houseplants or garden.
According to the NYC Compost Project , in NYC alone, "“The average New York City household discards two pounds of organic waste each day—adding up to more than one million tons of organic material a year." Imagine what the number is nationwide.
As you can see, there are many ways that you can reuse an orange rind. You can also use it for more than one usage. The same rind can be used as an air freshener, odor neutralizer, glass cleaner and then tossed into your compost.
What are some other ways that you can reuse orange rinds?
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Written by CanarsieBK . Jun 19, 2012
Recently, Sebrina wrote about amazing uses for lemons beyond eating. That got me thinking about another citrus fruit, the orange.