Homemade orange peels you can use it in your tea or as candy or even as air freshener.
Two weeks of school is over and it is the start of the third week. Mornings are crazy when two go to school, same in the evening with their homework, dinner, bath and making them going to bed. I get some time for myself. When my little guy is there is with me sand not at school, it is not that bad. I have made candied orange and citrus peel earlier which I used for making my Christmas fruit cake. I use orange zest too. The idea of making homemade orange peels came when I need to make tea recipe. My tea recipe has orange peels as one of ingredients, and finding them in store is not that easy. So I decided to make it at home.
This orange peel has various benefits, not only can you put it in the tea, you can also make homemade orange bitters. Also you can make orange peel candy if you cut them in thick pieces. I have read that you can use them to soften brown sugar if you put it in hard brown sugar bottle. Also you make it into bath scrub if it orange peels are not completely dried. If you put them in the garbage disposal or in garbage can, you can make the smelly garbage tolerable. It repels insects; and also if you put the dried orange peels in sachet in various places (drawers,cupboards) then it will work as an air freshener.
The oils in orange peels naturally remove stain in metal fixtures; just rub the peel on the fixtures to polish them right up. The white side of the peel can also polish dull-looking wood furniture, thus the simple orange peel has lots of awesome benefits. So the next time when you get orange wait don’t throw away the peels, make, candied orange peels, dry some orange peels to make delicious tea or orange bitters.
Here comes the recipe. I made with peels from 4 oranges. Read more from here