Monday, January 07, 2013

Orange peel extraction experiment

On the left: orange peels lightly dusted with salt in white vinegar.
On the right: orange peels dusted with salt in vodka.

I'm doing this in hopes to extract the orange oil from the peels to make a cleaning solution for the home. It has only been a day but I can see that the vodka has started to turn orange so it appears to be extracting better. I might have packed in too many peels into the vinegar jar/ not enough vinegar.

I will leave it like this for 2-3 weeks and see what happens.


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