Health & Lifestyle

10 Reasons You Should Never Throw Away Orange Peels; Know Ways to Use it

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If you have been throwing away orange peels or skins after eating the fruit then stop doing that. Orange peels smell delicious despite its slightly bitter taste and believe me there are numerous reasons not to discard those citrusy peels.

According to health experts, peel of orange is the healthiest part of the entire fruit. It is said that orange peels are rich in flavonoids and many other essential phytochemicals, which offer numerous health benefits. The peel also contains calcium, magnesium, folate, vitamin A and B.

Not just orange peels but there are many fruits and vegetable peels that are useful as well as beneficial for us. 

Benefits of Orange Peels

  • Orange peels help in preventing cancer

  • It improves lung health

  • It helps in treating diabetes

  • Orange peel also helps in reducing weight

  • It improves eye health

  • It also helps in fighting with inflammation

  • Good for teeth

  • Good for your skin

Orange Peel Uses

Below we have listed some of the best uses of orange peels.

Use as a Air Freshener

The fresh fragrance and essential oils in orange peel make it a great natural cleaner as well as air freshener. All you need to do is add orange peels in boiling water. Then strain and pour it in a sprinkler or bottle.

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Use to refresh your refrigerator

If your fridge smells sour or bad then use some orange peels. It will remove all the foul smell and refresh your refrigerator immediately.

Use to polish stainless steel or wooden surfaces

Orange peels can be used to polish wooden or stainless steel surfaces. You can also add few drops of vinegar in it to give more shine.

To keep your closet and clothes smell fresh

To keep your closet and clothes smell fresh and amazing keep some orange peels at one corner and see the difference.

Use as Hair conditioner

Oranges can do wonders to your hair. In order to make a homemade orange peel conditioner, just take one orange with its peel attached. Put it into a blender and make a fine paste. Then apply it to the entire hair, keep it for 40 minutes and then wash with cold water. Enjoy soft, silky and smooth hairs.

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Removes stinky sink odors

You can also use orange peels to get rid of stinky sink smell in your kitchen.

Use to repel bugs

Putting snippets of orange peels near the yard or near doors & windows is a simple as well as an inexpensive way to keep annoying bugs and mosquitoes away from home.

Use to build a better bonfire

Placing old orange peels can help you have the tallest flames on the block. This is because the natural oils in orange peels are combustible and offer a slower burn than a typical fire starter, such as twigs or newspapers

Add in Tea

One great way to use orange peels is by adding it in your tea. Put fresh orange peels in a pot of water and boil it for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the peels steep for an hour. Strain the water & your tea is ready.

*For better results, use organic orange peels....



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