Scoop out the segments of an orange that has been cut in half. Put three small holes spaced evenly around the rim. Fill with wild birdseed and hang from a sturdy branch using a medium twine.
Emergency Oil Lamp
Cut an orange in half and scoop out orange pulp. Fill with olive oil. Use a strip of pith as the candle wick.
Preserve Soft Brown Sugar
To keep brown sugar fresh and soft, add a few pieces of fresh clean orange peel to an air tight container.
Seed Starter Pot
Cut an orange in half and scoop out contents. Poke a small drain hole in bottom. Fill the empty orange half with potting soil and plant a small amount of herb seeds or starters.
Deodorize Your Refrigerator
If you don't have baking soda you can pack an orange half (fruit removed) with salt and place in a small bowl to keep your fridge to keep it fresh and smelling clean and citrusy.
Orange Peel Kindling
Due to the high content of flammable oil in orange peel, dried peel makes a great fire starter or kindling.
Face and Body Exfoliator
Dry orange peels in the sun or in the oven. Process then in the food processor or coffee grinder and mix with chickpea flour for a natural exfoliating cleanser that can be used on face and body.
Rub fresh orange peels over your exposed skin to keep mosquitoes away. It’s said that mosquitoes and gnats are totally repulsed by orange scent.
Scrubber For Cast Iron Pans
Half an orange with some coffee grounds poured into it makes a great scrubber for a cast iron pan! The peel helps to protect your hand from the coffee grounds (which are an excellent abrasive), as well as adding citrus cleaning power. Then just toss it in the compost.
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