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Grapefruit bonanza! [May. 9th, 2006|12:20 am]
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I'm new here (I always wonder why I never thought to look for ____ community on LJ before...)

My friend has a grapefruit tree dropping tons of fruit in the yard and we are trying to figure out what to do with it all...
Anyone know any ideas for what to do with a ton of grapefruits that are too bitter for just eating (at least we feel that way. I'm sure someone would like the bitterness) ?
We are thinking of grapefruit/pineapple/orange marmalade, but are there any ideas for, like, cleaner or body products?
I keep finding things with grapefruit seed extract, which I don't think is something we can accomplish although there would be enough seeds probably.
I was thinking of making a sugar scrub with finely grated rind...
Any help would be greatly appreciated or even just pointing me in the right direction on the web as I've been googling all sorts of different search word phrasing and still coming up short.
Thank you in advance.

[User Picture]From: kathhazel
2006-09-01 02:18 pm (UTC)
You can obtain oil from the skin, like all citrus oils it will be a photosensitiser (?sp) so use with care.

The juice can be used as a freshener in the same way as lemon, add to washing up etc for the scent and astringent qualities.Also add to water to clean surfaces.

The dried and chopped/powdered rind can be used in incenses or can be preserved to use in fruit cakes.

Extract the juice and mix with other juices to boost your Vit C intake.

If you are wanting to make a scrub for the skin I would advise salt rather than sugar as sugar will feed bacteria on the skin.

Those are the first things that come to mind, hope it helps :)
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