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July 02, 2015

Orange Peel Powder

We love and enjoy eating oranges, when I have  seen products made from orange peel in markets piled up in aisles, I got this idea of making the powder at home which is very easy and made from waste that helps our skin glow with its natural radiance. We discard a lot of orange peels daily, lets use them to nurture our skin .

Oranges are rich in vitamin C and full of anti oxidants. Not only the pulp or the fruit contains a major amount of vitamin c even the peel contains a significant amount of calcium and vitamin c which is very important and needed by your skin .

Benefits of Orange Peel Powder:
  • It helps your skin to get tight enough and makes it looks younger than your age. Even stops premature aging to your skin and tones your skin.
  • It helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines .
  • It provides a significant amount of calcium (actually more when compared to the fruit itself like  100g of orange peels contain only 161 mg of calcium, it meets a significant 16% of the recommended dietary value ) which helps to drive away itchy and dry skin and rejuvenates moisture .
  • It contains vitamin c (100 grams of orange peels contain 136mg of vitamin C, while the fleshy inside part beneath the peel has only as much as 70mg) which not only aids to combat free radicals that destroy the skin but also helps to improve the glow of your skin by removing excess oiliness .
  • Orange peel powder helps to cleanse the deeper pores of your skin which helps to reduce the acne dark spots and pimples
  • This powder is a natural bleacher  helps to reduce sun tan and damage caused by UV rays to your skin.
  • This  powder not only provides a natural and non-painful way of getting rid of black heads but also unclogs excess oils and dirt clogged within skin pores.
So, why not prepare this at your home which is more skin friendly and inexpensive. As preparing of this is done by sun drying you will get even vitamin D which aids for healthy skin.

All You Need::
Orange peels (according to your need)
Optional ::
One lime slice or half (I have used this to get more anti oxidants  which exfoliates ,tones & cleans and even aided for bright  color of the powder  )

  • Arrange the peels on a steel plate and let them sun dry for atleast 5 days .

  • They turn very brittle that they break even with your fingers .

  • Now make it into a fine powder without any residues and store it in a air tight container.
  • Take a  teaspoonful of  orange peel powder add water and dilute it apply it as a mask to your face and leave it for about 10 minutes or until dry then wash off  with cold or lukewarm water. This helps to reduce acne or dark spots or age spots and gives glow to your face.
  • Take a teaspoon full of powder add yogurt or curd make it into a thick paste and apply it by massaging in circular patterns . Wash it off after it dries , this helps to reduce black heads .


  • Buy organic fruits to avoid any residue of chemicals on the fruits that hinder your skin.
  • To ensure maximum safety wash and rinse the fruits thoroughly .
  • Be sure to dilute the powder as it contains a lot of citric acid which give burning sensation to your skin
  • You can add honey or coconut oil or oat meal or milk while making a paste for better results.
  • Beside using this powder consume oranges for healthy and glowing skin
  • Orange peels are a rich source of dietary fiber, particularly pectin. The dietary fiber provided by 100 grams orange peels is 28% of the recommended dietary allowance. Research shows that drying orange peels actually increases the production of pectin.
  • Besides preventing irritable bowel syndrome, dietary fiber also helps prevent blood sugar levels from peaking immediately after a meal. The most important thing to note is that dietary fiber can only be gotten through eating oranges and orange peels-you can’t take supplements for this.


  1. Very useful post.. I will make this powder for sure.. Thanks !

    1. Thank You, use the powder and see the results for yourself you will be thrilled for sure , your skin becomes more tender just like baby filled with moisture , I use this and highly recommend :)
      You can even use this as a pack for your hair with same results

  2. my daughter used to use this powder, but now when she is using she is getting pimples.

    1. Hi,
      I am not sure why it doesn't suit your daughter , but due to sensitive skin it may be a problem , trust me I have been through this condition with one leading brand moisturizer which I have used for years but recently my skin started reacting to it and developed allergy . This may be due to significant changes in skin's sensitivity due to many reasons as said by my doc , so don't continue using it .