This was a little test infusion to see if orange peel could overpower the inherently vinegar-y smell that vinegar has. I chose organic oranges for the job as the thought of infusing something that might contain pesticides isn’t the most appealing to me.
Eight oranges were washed, dried, carefully peeled, added to a container of vinegar, and allowed to brew for about a week. Just opening the lid of the container was enough to confirm that orange peel can indeed overpower the vinegar smell and transform it to a fresh, vibrant orange scent with a lovely sunny color.
Next up: testing this solution in a few products.
Instructions on making vinegar infusions for cosmetics are included in this E-book if you want to give this a try.