How to Make Orange Peel Powder for Face

Updated on March 3, 2016
Fun step-by-step guide of orange peel powder tutorial for beauty and more!
Fun step-by-step guide of orange peel powder tutorial for beauty and more! | Source

We all know that oranges are great for health, right? But as with all fruits, the peel actually has a much higher concentration of vitamins, minerals and nutrients than the fruit itself! Applying orange juice on your face is so beneficial. So just imagine how much more beneficial it would be to apply the peel, rich in skin-boosting nutrients, on your face!

If you are looking for an all natural, refreshing face mask ingredient to give your skin cells a healthy boost, orange peel powder is for you! This powder can be used in face masks to help people who:

  • have oily skin
  • have persistent blackhead problems
  • want to reduce discolouration, pimple scars and blemishes on their face
  • want to lighten their skin tone
  • want smoother softer skin

How Potent Is It for Glowing Skin?

Orange peel powder naturally has many properties that will heal, protect and maintain beautiful facial skin. Here are some of the main properties:

Property
Benefit
Natural cleanser
Penetrates into the pores and deep cleans the pore, breaking down any oils, grime, dust, pollution and pus to prevent blackheads, whiteheads, acne and pimples.
Natural astringent
Tightens skin, makes skin firmer, controls excessive oiliness, dries out acne, prevents acne and pimple formation
Toner
Instantly refreshes the skin, reduces the size of pores, balances pH level in the face, protects skin for trapping pollution and dust in everyday life.
Improves circulation
By promoting blood circulation in the skin, orange peel powder promotes a healthy rosy-coloured tone in skin. Improved circulation enables nutrients in the blood to reach the skin cells and nourish it.
Table showing the main properties, which can improve the state of your skin rapidly.

Many of you must be wondering how to make it at home, since it's not an item readily available in stores. In fact, making orange peel powder is very easy! Homemade is always better, fresher and more effective! Without further ado, let's roll up our sleeves and get into the zest of making it ourselves, shall we?!

Directions:

1. Select good quality oranges, preferably organic. It's best to use locally produced fruits, which smell much more intense than imported seedless ones.

2. Thoroughly wash 3 large or 4 medium sized oranges, and pat dry with a cotton cloth.

3. Using a sharp knife, peel them. Try to avoid cutting into the white part of the skin. Only try to get the top orange layer, as much as possible.

Wash oranges and peel off the top most part. Try to avoid the white part as much as possible. For this, make sure you use a sharp knife.
Wash oranges and peel off the top most part. Try to avoid the white part as much as possible. For this, make sure you use a sharp knife. | Source

4. Chop up the peels into thin slices so that they can dry faster.

Look at how glossy and fresh the orange peels are! Mmmm...chopping them up releases all the heavenly citrusy aroma!
Look at how glossy and fresh the orange peels are! Mmmm...chopping them up releases all the heavenly citrusy aroma! | Source

5. Spread all the peels on a tray and place under the sun to dry. Make sure you cover the tray with a net or a thin cloth to prevent insects and dust from getting into contact with them.

For me, it's winter at the moment, so they took a good 4-5 days to dry completely. Under direct sunlight or in summer, it should only take you around 2-3 days to dry.

Finally! After 5 days of waiting, the peels are dry! They smell lovely, too!
Finally! After 5 days of waiting, the peels are dry! They smell lovely, too! | Source

6. Now pour all your dried peel into your food processor. Make sure your food processor is completely dry because any amount of moisture can spoil the powder, making it rot.

Time to grind up the peels, baby! Ooh, I'm gonna love this!
Time to grind up the peels, baby! Ooh, I'm gonna love this! | Source

7. In your food processor, pulse for five seconds. You will get a coarse powder. Now grind again for 10 seconds on medium speed. Finally grind to a fine powder by blitzing on high speed for 25 seconds.


Start grinding the peel in your food processor. The first picture shows the peels after 3 pulses. The second picture shows the finely powdered peel, after about 40 seconds of grinding.
Start grinding the peel in your food processor. The first picture shows the peels after 3 pulses. The second picture shows the finely powdered peel, after about 40 seconds of grinding. | Source

8. Voila! Your beautiful orange powder is ready! Trust me when I say, it smells divine! I never knew it could smell this good! I'm so excited to start using it for my face masks!

What a gorgeous colour! Store your orange peel in an airtight container. Use within 3 months.
What a gorgeous colour! Store your orange peel in an airtight container. Use within 3 months. | Source

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        Ugena 4 weeks ago

        What do you mix it with?

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        Aqsa Shahid 16 months ago

        I just made my orange peel powder.

        But it left my grinder dirty. The residue is not going away no matter what.

        Can you please help me?

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        Sim 18 months ago

        Same problem like kareena have , i have made peel powder but forget to leave the white part?? Is there any harm ??

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        Kareena 21 months ago

        Hi! I've actually dried my orange peels but.. :-/ I forgot to not include the white part (which you said it shouldn't be). Can I still use it? May I know what difference does it make, using 'only the top most part' and 'including the white part'?

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        me heh 24 months ago

        What tool did you use to grind the orange peel..?

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        Jasmeet Kaur 2 years ago from India

        I tried it too... it works for the my skin

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        fhatz 3 years ago

        Can I

        grind it in mortal??

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        kehinde 3 years ago

        I really love it.do i need to mix it wit sumtin else like egg?or just the orange pill alone.secondly:can we also grind it in mortal?

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        healthmunsta 3 years ago

        @humda: Don't dry it in the grill, it will lose most of its potency!

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        humda 3 years ago

        Can you dry these orange peels in the grill or will it lose all its benefits? ?

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        Rubs 3 years ago

        Yes u need to mix it up with water to make a thick paste and then you can scrub it on your face.

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        sibulele 3 years ago

        do i have to put water on the pawoder before i apply it

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        Rubs 4 years ago

        I will try it.

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        healthmunsta 4 years ago

        Orange peel powder can be stored for 6 - 12 months, in an airtight glass container.

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        emmie 4 years ago

        How long can the powder store for?

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        healthmunsta 4 years ago

        @sandy: Use every other day and leave it on for at least 15 minutes. Even if you don't have time, use it at least once a week - you'll still see the difference. Orange peel powder is great for it refreshes and brightens your skin!

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        sandy 4 years ago

        how regularly can i use this on skin?

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        keurinrin 4 years ago

        How to make orange powder paste for the body?

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        healthmunsta 4 years ago

        Sumaia, Check out these face masks with orange peel powder, https://bellatory.com/skin/Homemade-Orange-Peel-Fa...

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        sumaia 4 years ago

        good idea but i wanted to know how can we make the cream in orange peel powder

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        Christy Kirwan 4 years ago from San Francisco

        What a cool idea! I love getting the most out of the items I buy, and I always feel bad composting nice, fragrant orange peels. Now I know what to do with them!

        P.S. I bet your drying method could also work for adding the peels to loose-leaf tea.

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        Tatiana 4 years ago from Florida

        I had no idea that orange peel was so good for the skin! Really interesting, definitely something to add to my DIY to-do list!

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        Nic 4 years ago from Venus

        I gotta try this

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        Susan Ream 4 years ago from Michigan

        Great and useful article. I love anything homemade - it's always the purest and BEST! I would use only organic oranges because of all the pesticides that are normally sprayed on them.

        Great job, illustrations and information. Voted Up +++ and shared too!

        Mekenzie

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