Better Than Store Bought: Homemade Vitamin C

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Better Than Store Bought: Homemade Vitamin C

Vitamin C is definitely best known for its ability to strengthen the immune system. However, Vitamin C  also has many other important benefits for our health. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that fights free radicals responsible for skin aging and dryness.   According to the latest scientific research, Vitamin C leads to more effective skin regeneration and protects the skin from DNA damage. Vitamin C detoxifies our bodies and aids in the healing of all of our cells. Unfortunately, most people do not get enough of Vitamin C to reap all the wonderful properties it has to offer.

Why Should You Make Your Own Homemade Vitamin C?

First of all, most store bought Vitamin C supplements are genetically modified. Manufacturers use genetically modified corn as one of the ingredients. Most commercial vitamin C supplements do not contain natural vitamin C.   It’s often made from ascorbic acid which is a synthetic  chemical derived from glucose.  Ascorbic acid has been proven to destroy good bacteria in the gut and suppress the immune system.

Health Benefits of Orange Peels

  • One medium orange contains over 60 flavonoids and 170 different phytonutrients.
  • Orange peel improves digestion.  It helps to releive gas, heartburn, vomiting and acidic eructation.
  • Orange peel  helps with the respiratory system; it helps eliminate cough and even can improve asthma.
  • Orange peels have anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.  Essential oil, d-limonene, contained in orange peels has ability to promote normal liver function.

How to Make Vitamin C

Making Vitamin C at home is super easy and won’t cost you anything.

  • Take organic orange peels and cut them into strips
  • Allow the peels to dry at room temperature for a couple of days until crisp
  • Take one teaspoon daily ( I add it into my daily smoothies)
  • Be sure to store in an airtight container.

One teaspoon of powdered orange peels will provide you with more Vitamin C than your body needs.


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  1. Hello, I as wondering have you tried to use this in a beauty recipe such as a serum?

    • Hi Delma! Yes. You can definitely use in a serum. It’s very beneficial for your skin as well.

  2. Great info! Could you also use a dehydrator for the orange peels? Or even just use pure orange essential oil instead?

    • Hi Amy! Yes, you can use dehydrator. You can alsouse orange essential oil; it’s just much more concentrated.

  3. Do I use the pith and the peel altogether? Or cut the peel off thinly, with a vegetable peeler, perhaps? thank you!

  4. This is all great, and excellent info. I think I will start trying this, adding it to smoothies, maybe yogurt? The only question I have is, besides what else would be good to add the powder to, is if it’s providing more Vitamin C than a body needs, then could that cause some issues? Our body can absorb so much, and then it’s wasted. Ideally there would be Vitamin C in some foods also, like what is in a smoothie for example. What’re your thoughts, could I maybe add a bit less?

    • Hi Nicolette! According to the Office of Dietary Supplements, you can safely consume up to 2000 mg. It’s a huge number; you will never go over the limit. The great thing about natural homemade Vitamin C is that it contains live enzymes that allow the vitamin C to be 100% assimilated into your body.

  5. Do you have any references to show that ascorbic acid destroys good bacteria in the gut? Also, how much vitamin C do you get with 1 tsp?

  6. Hi! I know they are not as concentrated in C, but would this work with grapefruits, I am allergic to oranges, AND corn, so I cannot tolerate ANY of the Vit C’s on the market, even the high quality good brands, non-gmo stuff.

  7. Can you tell me how many milligrams of vitamin C are in a teaspoon on this,.. roughly? Thanks so much for you help!! 🙂

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