next time you eat n orange, don’t throw away the peel. you can use it. you’ll be surprised how versatile it is.
- moisten a peel with water to wipe oily, dirty dishes. they will be clean and shiny.
- after cleaning up the dishes, use orange peels for cleaning the sink and faucet, the pectin acts as a coating for the sink.
- polish furniture with it.
- wrap it in gauze and put it in bathwater.vitamins C and A moisten and soothe your skin.
- dice it into small and thin pieces for orange marmalade.
- make potpourri. place peelings on an open newspaper and let them dry until they turn hard. then put them in a cotton bag and hang it in the room. odors will disappear.
- clean the tatami or bamboo mat. boil the peels for about 15 minutes. dampen a cloth with the boiled water and wipe the tatami or bamboo mat until it’s clean and fresh.
- place some dried peels in the microwave and cook them for 1 minute. the inside of the microwave will smell fresh.
-boil dried peels for 15 minutes. after that you can use the boiled water as a glass cleaner.
- when fish or garbage leaves an unpleasant scent in the kitchen, just cut up some dried peels and place them in a dish on the countertop. the odors will vanish and a fresh smell remains.
GREEN TEA LIVING- A JAPAN-INSPIRED GUIDE TO ECO-FRIENDLY HABITS, HEALTH AND HAPPINESS
TOSHIMI A. KAYAKI