Uses for Lemon and Orange Peels?

What are all the uses you can think of for orange and lemon peels?

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January 26, 20010 found this helpful

Cut them up. Then sprinkle on ground to keep cats and dogs from using it for litter box.

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January 26, 20010 found this helpful

If you have a garbage disposal, orange, lemon or any other citrus fruit, can be used as an economical and environmentally friendly alternative to the costly deodorizers many companies try to get you to purchase! - Lynn from NC

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January 26, 20010 found this helpful

The other day I had leftover peel from about 4 oranges, and I chopped

it into medium size pieces and simmered it for air freshener. When you are done, run it thru the garbage disposal to freshen it up. - Patti

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January 26, 20010 found this helpful

I save my peels and let them dry out, usually on the counter for a few days. Add some cloves, cinnamons sticks and whatever else you like. I store them in pretty canning jars with a pretty lace top. When I need new potpourri, there it is. Just use a little of all and add water and plug in. Smells great! - Brenda

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January 26, 20010 found this helpful

I have a zester which I use to regularly peel the zest off of all my citrus fruits. I leave the zest out over night and by the morning it is dry enough to place in the spice bottles I have for orange,lemon and lime peels. I use the zest in muffins, stir frys, cakes, stews, casseroles and pies. If you buy lemon zest in the store it is costly and likely to have preservatives you don't want or need.

Mrs Kathy Cohen

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January 28, 20010 found this helpful

I use orange peel in with my stored brown sugar. It keeps the sugar moist and easy to use. - Bea in WI

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January 30, 20010 found this helpful

I use my lemon peels to boil in my tea kettle - bring to a boil and let it sit for an hour (or longer) to dissolve the crud that often builds up on the bottom. If I have let it go for awhile I sometimes have to do a little scrubbing (with the peel) but then I know my kettle is clean and ready for some serious tea-drinking!

And for orange peels, I throw them in a pan and add a couple inches of water, along with cinnamon and cloves thrown in. Bring to a boil and then let simmer - the smell is heavenly! - Cindy

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June 20, 20070 found this helpful

Cook lemon peels and tomatoes. Tomatoes will smell great!

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May 12, 20080 found this helpful

Use orange peels to rub onto your skin as a natural mosquito repellant.

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