Last week, I saved the shell right out of my seafood soup for a DIY and this week, I’m saving the skin off my orange. Wondering if I’m taking this whole thrifty thing too far and how I’m going to beat it next week! 😛
We read about home-made beauty DIYs all the time. Now, as a DIY blogger, I’m the first to tell you that a lot of the DIYs online look good, sound good but when you try them, don’t quite work out the way you want them to 😛 (#pinterestfails, anyone?) So let’s see how my home experiment goes 🙂
According to all the orange peel DIYs out there, all that acid and Vitamin C in the orange helps to even out your skin, firm it, and give it a nice glow. Best of all, it doesn’t cost you anything and has a lovely citrusy smell. (agreed)
Directions: Just peel an orange, eat it, then wrap the peel in a piece of gauze or cheese cloth. Tie it up with a rubber band and rub it all over your skin the next time you take a shower or bath.
Results: even though my orange peel wasn’t wet, the bloody peel grew mould! Which made me very hesitant to use it on my body or face 😛 Perhaps it needs to be dried out in the oven first? (The DIYs I consulted online didn’t mention that step) Right now, I’m finding that too much work as I would need to have eaten a sizeable number of oranges before using the oven makes environmental and economical sense. Maybe I’ll give it another go the next time I have people over and serve oranges for dessert 😛