I love discovering and sharing DIY beauty tips, especially all-natural solutions that you can easily make at home.
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 discoloration, 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:
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.
Tightens skin, makes skin firmer, controls excessive oiliness, dries out acne, prevents acne and pimple formation
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.
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.
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?!
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.
4. Chop up the peels into thin slices so that they can dry faster.
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, 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.
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.
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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.
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!
- Orange Peels for Skin | Glowing Face Secrets
You can make amazing face masks with the powder for skin! Get rid of acne, blackheads, pigmentation, and whiten your skin with these beauty recipes.
- Homemade Orange Peel Face Mask Recipes for Bright Skin
These face mask recipes are easy to make at home, using common ingredients available in your kitchen. Orange peel is nutrient-rich and has many benefits for skin, not only skin lightening.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2014 healthmunsta
Tendai Sibanda on August 11, 2020:
Can I also use a blender instead of a food processor
Tony faith on May 20, 2020:
Please can I use an orange that has green peels??
Upasana sharma on February 24, 2020:
Hey dear can you tell us about some orenge peel powder face pack so this will be more easy for us to use it as face pack that what home ingredients we mix with this
Abisola on October 14, 2019:
What do you mix the orange peel powder with??
Islamiyat on April 24, 2019:
I kept my dried orange peels for over 3 months since I didn't have the time to grind it. I just grinded it recently and it has a brown coloration although it still smells do great. Can I still use it ?
Solihaaltaf on July 16, 2018:
It treat face wrinkles
Ugena on May 20, 2018:
What do you mix it with?
Aqsa Shahid on February 19, 2017:
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?
Sim on December 03, 2016:
Same problem like kareena have , i have made peel powder but forget to leave the white part?? Is there any harm ??
Kareena on September 17, 2016:
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'?
me heh on June 22, 2016:
What tool did you use to grind the orange peel..?
Jasmeet Kaur from India on December 20, 2015:
I tried it too... it works for the my skin
fhatz on February 25, 2015:
grind it in mortal??
kehinde on December 10, 2014:
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?
healthmunsta (author) on September 03, 2014:
@humda: Don't dry it in the grill, it will lose most of its potency!
humda on September 03, 2014:
Can you dry these orange peels in the grill or will it lose all its benefits? ?
Rubs on August 17, 2014:
Yes u need to mix it up with water to make a thick paste and then you can scrub it on your face.
sibulele on August 17, 2014:
do i have to put water on the pawoder before i apply it
Rubs on June 06, 2014:
I will try it.
healthmunsta (author) on April 14, 2014:
Orange peel powder can be stored for 6 - 12 months, in an airtight glass container.
emmie on April 14, 2014:
How long can the powder store for?
healthmunsta (author) on April 06, 2014:
@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!
sandy on April 06, 2014:
how regularly can i use this on skin?
keurinrin on February 20, 2014:
How to make orange powder paste for the body?
healthmunsta (author) on January 30, 2014:
Sumaia, Check out these face masks with orange peel powder, https://bellatory.com/skin/Homemade-Orange-Peel-Fa...
sumaia on January 30, 2014:
good idea but i wanted to know how can we make the cream in orange peel powder
Christy Kirwan from San Francisco on January 20, 2014:
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.
Tatiana from Florida on January 19, 2014:
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!
Nic from Venus on January 19, 2014:
I gotta try this
Susan Ream from Michigan on January 14, 2014:
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!