Apart from eating the juicy fruit or using it to make a healthy juice, you can use the orange peel to stay healthy too. Here are four great healthy beauty tips on using orange peel.
Create a Body scrub: ..Dried and ground orange peels make the perfect natural body scrub. Not only does it help make your skin silky smooth but it also helps keep it free of any infections. This is because of the peel’s potent antibacterial properties.
Also, orange peel has skin softening properties too and helps get rid of dead skin and ingrown hair.
Tip to use: Run a warm bath and add some crushed orange peel to it. Avoid adding any other type of soap to the water as this could undo the good that the orange peel will do. Allow the warm water to stand for about 15 minutes before you step in for that relaxing bath.
Can help rejuvenate you : The citric scent of oranges is known to be very good in relaxing the mind and beating stress. It also helps relieve mild aches and pains in the body that makes it a perfect addition to a relaxing bath or as a part of scented candles. For that perfect stress buster use orange oil and add it as a part of your stress relief strategy.
Can help beat a cold: According to practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, orange peel has a number of health benefits including the ability to loosen mucus and relieve the symptoms of a cold. Therefore drinking orange peel tea is the perfect natural remedy for an upset stomach, get rid of excessive gas, treat a cold and get rid of congestion. Tip for use: Put some orange peels in a pot of hot water and allow it to stand. Add some honey to this mixture and drink it while it is still warm. Make sure you drink this tea only twice a day.
Lowers cholesterol: Hesperidin, a flavonoid found in the fruit and peel, cuts down lipids in the blood and lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. Drinking water infused with orange and its peel has the ability to lower LDL and it can boost your immunity with vitamin C.
So next time you have an orange don’t throw away the peel use it along with one of these helpful tips.