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Updated: August 6, 2013 08:17 IST
CLEAN CHENNAI

'Trash the Trash' Everyday Tips: Turn citrus fruit peels into dishwash powder

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Turn orange peel into diswash powder. Source: C. Srinivasan
Turn orange peel into diswash powder. Source: C. Srinivasan

Ingredients: Orange/ musambi/lemon peels, shikakai powder, soap nut, ash used by your local ironing man

Step 1: Dry the fruit peels

Step 2: Grind the materials required in the mixer in the following proportion:

650 g of powdered peels

200 g of shikakai powder

50 g of soap nut

100 g of ash

You will get 1 kg of dishwash powder

*Ash helps remove grease, add volume and gives roughness

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