Fuel Your Fire with Dried Citrus Peels

How convenient that citrus is a winter fruit! Their peels, when dried, make great kindling for your fire.


| February/March 2015



Citrus Peels

Don’t pitch the peels — dried orange peels are flammable and make a deliciously scented fire kindling.


Photo by Fotolia/lmcsike

Dried citrus peels make fantastic kindling. When starting a fire or rekindling a dying flame, a handful of dried citrus peels will prove remarkably flammable.

I speculate that the concentrated oils found in the peels may have something to do with the intense display of flame and heat they spawn.

John Atwell
Kurtistown, Hawaii





mother earth news fair

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Oct. 21-22, 2017
Topeka, KS.

More than 150 workshops, great deals from more than 200 exhibitors, off-stage demos, inspirational keynotes, and great food!

LEARN MORE