Have you been throwing out your citrus peels? Stop! You may not know it yet, but there are many ways to repurpose them. No matter what citrus fruit you have, there are many DIY hacks contained in this article, so you are sure to find one that interests you. From creating unique candles to using them as a hack for dispelling bad odors, you will find that these uses are ingenious!
In this article, Citrus peels are not limited to oranges and lemons, although they will be considered the primary ingredients for every mention on this compilation list. So, if what you have is different, go ahead and use it! Remember to enjoy the process!
Our first mention is using leftover citrus peels to rid your garbage bin of the terrible odors of rot. The citrus peels will be required to make pods of fragrant fresheners that will rapidly work to keep your garbage disposal smelling nice always.
All you need are pantry staples: 1 cup of baking soda, ½ cup iodized salt, one tablespoon lemon zest, four tablespoon lemon juice.
Voila! Your very own freshener pods are ready for use. To use, drop one pod in the disposal and turn on the water!
Give your olive oil a tang of sweetness and citrus flavor by infusing the essence of citrus peels into it. You’ll need 4-6 lemons and 2 cups of olive oil.
Transfer the infused oil to a tightly sealed container.
You can use this oil as an all-purpose cleaner in your kitchen. We recommend storing it in the fridge so that it keeps for long; at any sign of spoilage, discard it.
Rinse the peels and twist them before dropping them into the drink. This adds delicate citrus notes that will enhance the taste and afford your optimum enjoyment.
Zest an orange or lemon peel over desserts like ice cream, chocolate drinks, and many others to add the rich citrus taste. You can also enhance the flavors of your salad by zesting lemon peels just before serving it.
Experiment with several foods!
The acid contained in the peels of grapefruits can ease scrubbing dirt off your pots and pans – and leave a sweet smell afterward! You’ll need peels from 3 grapefruits, ½ cup baking soda, and ½ cup coarse salt.
To prepare the scrub:
Last but not least is sweet-smelling candles that will surely make your home more inviting. You need: any citrus fruit, oil, and lighter.