Homemade Natural Remedies: 80 Organic Beauty Recipes On A Budget For A Healthy Life - Lora Brenner (2016)
Book 1. Essential Oils: 20+ Recipes For Your Body And Soul. Look Relaxed And Well-Groomed
Chapter 18. Orange Oil
Things you’ll need:
Grain alcohol or vodka
How to make the oil?
Step 1: Scatter the orange peels on your cookie sheet and place somewhere to air dry. It may take you a week to get your peels dry and hard.
Step 2:To chop the dried orange peels, you can use a chopper or food processor. Make sure that you don’t over process the peels because they will lose their oil and turn mushy. You just have to chop them into small bits.
Step 3: Transfer the chopped orange peels to a jar and pour in the vodka or grain alcohol.
Step 4: Seal the jar with a tight-fitting lid and leave to sit in a sunny spot for several days. You should also shake the jar a few times a day. You can leave the mixture for even longer, which will lead to extracting more oil.
Step 5: Strain the mixture into another jar using a coffee filter.
Step 6: Place another clean coffee filter on top of this jar and leave for about a week or until the alcohol evaporates. You can strain this oil again if you wish.
Step 7: Store in a dark glass bottle or jar and keep in a cool and dark place.