Put orange peels in a bottle: the trick to saving money.

Oranges are one of the most consumed fruits in winter.

But what about the part that is not eaten: the skin…

Do you throw it away? Too bad, because it can still be used.

And besides, it smells great.

So, what to do with these orange peels so as not to lose them?

It was my grandmother who gave me her advice on reusing them at home.

You see, it’s super easy and really cheap.

Here are  4 simple tips to recycle orange peels without wasting them and saving money  . Look :

1. Put them in a bottle to clean the house

Have you ever smelled the good aroma that spreads when peeling oranges?

That’s because the zest contains hundreds of tiny deposits that expel a sweet-smelling oil as soon as it is bent or torn.

Therefore, these skins contain an excellent natural fragrance to wear.

It would be a shame to deprive you of it… it’s 100% free!

One of my favorite uses is to soak them in my bottle of white vinegar.

Because ?

Because they release their smell into the vinegar to give it flavor naturally.

And it’s great! Because, among us, alcohol vinegar still smells super strong.

And what’s better than cleaning with a product that smells good?

Of course, it also works with other citrus fruits:

Lemon, grapefruit, bergamot…

2. To flavor your drinks

In the same way, you can give a good flavor to your drinks.

But there is one condition: use organic orange zest.

Personally, I love putting it in my glass of water to give it a nice little taste.

I also put it in the water bottle I take to work.

It’s perfect for anyone who doesn’t like drinking plain water.

At least, with this little recipe, the aroma is natural and not filled with sugars.

3. To flavor loose leaf tea

Another little tip I stole from my grandmother.

I cut a piece of orange peel into small cubes.

Then I put them in my tightly sealed pot of loose black tea.

After a few days, the tea takes on a super pleasant orange flavor.

Do you want another little gourmet tip?

Also add a little bergamot zest… it’s amazing!

And for those who don’t have time to wait, dip some organic orange peels into your hot cup of tea.

The result is the same: a light natural orange flavor.

4. To deodorize the house

Fresh or dried, orange peels always smell good.

It is therefore a natural and economical way to perfume the house.

Cut the peels into strips and place them on a plate.

Then, place the cup in the room you want to deodorize.

The fragrance lasts approximately 1 week.

And then, you can improve the aroma by adding a cinnamon stick, cloves or mint, for example.

Do you know what I love?

It is to put the zest in a saucepan with very hot water.

I let it simmer so the smell spreads throughout the kitchen.

Something like a medley.