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Get ready to experience the zestful magic of orange peel powder, from revitalizing your skin and hair to infusing your home with refreshing scents. I had a hard time limiting my ideas to just 40 ways to use orange peel powder for skin, hair, bath, and home.
Vibrant and citrusy, orange peels are packed with nutrients and possess numerous benefits for our skin, hair, and home. One of the most popular ways to harness the goodness of orange peels is by using them in the form of a powder.
Start here: How To Make Orange Peel Powder + Benefits. You’ll see that it is incredibly easy to make at home, has a long list of benefits, and doesn’t require any special equipment or ingredients except orange peels.
I’ve divided the 40 ideas into 6 separate categories so they are easier to browse through:
Category 1- For face
Category 2- For hair care
Category 3- In the bath
Category 4- For skincare
Category 5- For foot care
Category 6- For scent
Category 7- Around the home
How To Use Orange Peel Powder For Face
1. Exfoliating Face Scrub
Orange peel powder mixed with honey or yogurt makes an excellent gentle yet effective exfoliating scrub. It helps remove dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and reveals a glowing complexion.
2. Skin Toning Face Mist
Mix 1/2 teaspoon with distilled water and transfer it to a spray bottle. Use it as a refreshing face mist to tone the skin and provide a burst of hydration.
3. Acne Treatment
Make a paste of the ground peels and sandalwood powder with water. Apply it to acne-prone areas to reduce inflammation, control excess oil, and promote clearer skin.
4. Anti-Aging Face Pack
Mix orange peel powder, almond powder, and milk cream to create an anti-aging face pack. It helps tighten the skin, reduce fine lines, and rejuvenate the complexion.
5. Lip Scrub
A pinch of ground peels combined with fine-grained sugar and coconut oil or honey makes a refreshing, citrus-scented lip scrub. Gently massage the scrub on your lips to exfoliate, remove dead skin, and reveal softer, smoother lips.
6. Citrusy Lip Balm
Melt beeswax and coconut oil together, then add a pinch of orange peel powder. Pour the mixture into small containers and let it cool and solidify. Apply this nourishing lip balm to keep your lips soft, hydrated, and subtly scented.
7. Pore Minimizing Face Pack
Apply a blend of crushed peels, yoghurt, and a pinch of turmeric as a face pack to tighten pores, reduce oiliness, and promote a smoother complexion.
8. Skin Brightening Mask
Combine with gram flour (besan) and a few drops of rose water to create a paste. Apply it as a face mask to lighten dark spots, even out the skin tone, and impart a radiant glow.
9. Dark Circle Remedy
Blend ground orange peels with cucumber juice and apply it to the under-eye area. The combination helps lighten dark circles, reduce puffiness, and refresh tired eyes.
How To Use Orange Peel Powder For Hair
10. Natural Hair Rinse
Add a tablespoon of orange peel powder to warm water and let it steep for a few hours. Use this mixture as a final rinse after shampooing your hair. It will help remove buildup, add shine, and promote scalp health.
11. Hair Strengthening Pack
Mix the ground peels with curd to create a hair-strengthening pack. Apply it to your hair, focusing on the roots, to promote hair growth, prevent breakage, and add luster.
12. Scalp Cleanser
Apply a mix of aloe vera gel, tea tree oil, and crushed peels to your scalp and gently massage it in. Rinse thoroughly. This helps remove product buildup, soothe the scalp, and promote healthier hair.
How To Use Orange Peel Powder In The Bath
13. Bath Soak
Add a few tablespoons of orange peel powder to your bathwater for a refreshing and aromatic soak. It can help relax your muscles and leave your skin feeling rejuvenated.
14. Citrus Scented Soap
Mix a generous amount of homemade powder into a melted soap base, such as glycerin or shea butter soap base. Add a few drops of orange essential oil for an extra burst of citrus fragrance. Pour the mixture into soap molds and let it harden. You’ll have homemade citrus-scented soap bars with the added benefits of orange peels.
15. Relaxing Bath Salts
Blend orange peel powder with Epsom salt, lavender essential oil, and dried lavender buds. Add a few tablespoons to your bathwater for a calming and aromatic bathing experience. Get detailed instructions and recipes for making homemade bath salts.
16. DIY Citrus Bath Bombs
Combine with baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and a few drops of orange essential oil. Mold the mixture into bath bomb shapes and let them dry. These homemade bath bombs will fizz in the bathwater, releasing a refreshing citrus aroma. Use these instructions on how to make rose-scented bath bombs and substitute the rose oil with orange peel powder.
17. Skin Soothing Bath Powder
Add a mix of Epsom salt and ground peels to your bathwater for a refreshing and relaxing soak. Adding 6-8 drops of lavender essential oil and a tablespoon of sweet almond oil will elevate your bath to the next level, creating a home spa that soothes the skin and promotes tranquility.
How To Use Orange Peel Powder For Skin Care
18. Hand Softening Scrub
Mix orange peel powder with sugar and almond oil to create a hand scrub. Massage it onto your hands to exfoliate, nourish, and soften rough skin.
19. Citrusy Body Butter
Blend with shea butter, coconut oil, and a few drops of vitamin E oil. Whip the ingredients together until you achieve a creamy consistency. Apply this nourishing body butter to moisturize and revitalize your skin, while enjoying the uplifting scent of citrus.
20. Homemade Citrus Body Scrub
Combine ground peels with sea salt, coconut oil, and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Use this homemade body scrub to exfoliate and invigorate your skin while enjoying the refreshing citrus scent. This scrub will exfoliate your body, remove dead skin cells, and leave your skin soft and smooth. You can incorporate orange peel powder into any of these sugar scrub recipes.
21. Citrusy Body Lotion
Add a pinch of powder to your favorite unscented body lotion. Mix well and apply it to your skin for a citrus-infused moisturizing experience.
24. Skin Firming Body Wrap
Combine orange peel powder with green clay and water to create a paste. Apply it to areas of your body that need firming and toning. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes before rinsing off. This body wrap helps tighten the skin and improve its elasticity.
How To Use Crushed Orange Peels For Foot Care
23. Foot Scrub
A combination of ground peels, oatmeal, and coconut oil makes a wonderful foot scrub. Massage it onto your feet to exfoliate, soften rough skin, and eliminate odor-causing bacteria.
24. Energizing Foot Soak
Combine orange peel powder with Epsom salt, a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil, and a splash of lemon juice. Soak your feet in this invigorating mixture to relieve fatigue, reduce swelling, and revive tired feet.
How To Use Orange Peel Powder For Scent
25. Scented Citrus Candles
Mix with melted beeswax or soy wax and a few drops of orange essential oil. Pour the mixture into candle molds or repurpose old jars with wicks. As the candles set, the crushed peels will release a delightful citrus aroma when lit. How to make beeswax candles with essential oils and crushed orange peels.
26. Citrus-Only Potpourri
Mix dried orange peel powder with aromatic spices, such as cinnamon and cloves, to create a delightful potpourri. Place it in bowls or sachets to infuse your home with a wonderful fragrance.
27. Citrusy Potpourri Sachets
Fill small fabric sachets with a mixture of dried orange peel powder, dried lavender buds, and your favorite dried herbs. Place these sachets in drawers or hang them in your closet anywhere you want to infuse with a fresh citrus scent.
28. Aromatherapy Diffuser
Place a few teaspoons of orange peel powder in a small dish or potpourri burner. Heat it gently to release a soothing citrus aroma, creating a natural and uplifting atmosphere.
29. Decorative Candle Embeds
Sprinkle a small amount into silicone molds, then pour melted clear or white wax over it. Once hardened, pop out the embedded shapes and use them as decorative accents in your candles.
30. Citrus Infused Wax Melts
Mix orange peel powder with melted soy wax and pour the mixture into silicone molds designed for wax melts. Once solidified, these wax melts can be placed in a wax warmer or oil burner to release a refreshing citrus scent without the need for an open flame.
31. Layered Citrus Candles
Create a layered effect in your candles by pouring a thin layer of melted wax into the container, allowing it to slightly cool and solidify. Sprinkle some crushed peels over the hardened wax, then pour the next layer of melted wax. Repeat the process to create multiple layers with orange peel powder dispersed throughout.
32. Citrus Room Spray
Combine a teaspoon with distilled water, vodka (as a preservative), and a few drops of lemon or grapefruit essential oil. Transfer the mixture to a spray bottle and shake well before use. Spray it around your home for a fresh and invigorating citrus aroma.
33. Natural Air Freshener
Dry orange peels, grind them into a fine powder and place it in a bowl or sachet. This powder absorbs odors and acts as a natural air freshener in your home.
34. Citrus Room Diffuser
Mix orange peel powder with a carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil or jojoba oil. Place a few drops of this blend onto wooden diffuser sticks or reed diffuser sticks. The aroma will gradually fill the room, creating a fresh and uplifting ambiance.
How To Use Orange Peel Powder For Home
35. All-Purpose Cleaner
Combine orange peel powder with white vinegar and water to create an all-purpose cleaner. It effectively removes stains, grease, and grime from various surfaces while infusing the space with a wonderful citrus aroma.
36. Deodorizing Shoes
Sprinkle inside smelly shoes and leave it overnight. It absorbs unpleasant odors, leaving your shoes fresh and odor-free.
37. Citrus Dishwashing Scrub
Mix orange peel powder with baking soda and a few drops of lemon essential oil. Use this scrub to clean and remove tough stains from dishes, pots, and pans. The citrus properties help cut through grease and leave your dishes sparkling clean.
38. Tile and Grout Cleaner
Apply a paste of powder with hydrogen peroxide to the tile and grout, let it sit for a while, then scrub for a sparkling clean result.
39. Neutralize Trash Bin Odors
Orange peel powder can be an effective natural solution to eliminate unpleasant odors from your trash bin. Simply generously at the bottom of the bin before adding a new trash bag. The citrus properties of the powder help neutralize odors, leaving your bin smelling fresh and clean.
40. Compost Booster
Add liberally to your compost pile. It enriches the compost with essential nutrients and helps accelerate the decomposition process.
Orange peel powder is a versatile and eco-friendly ingredient that can be utilized in numerous ways for skincare, haircare, and household applications. Enjoy incorporating it into your skincare, haircare, and household routines.
If you’re hosting an essential oil make-and-take party, make a large quantity of orange peel powder and add it to scent some of your gift items.
Love the ideas above but don’t have time to make your own starter powder? You can buy good quality organic orange peel powder at Starwest Botanicals for a reasonable price.
If you have any other ideas for ways to use orange peel powder, do share them in the comments below!
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