Next time you eat an orange, before throwing away the peels, consider these amazing uses for them. From in your kitchen to your garden this post covers them all.
IN YOUR HOME
- Mosquito Repellent
Rub the peels on your skin, or even simmer the peels in water and use in a spray bottle. This will help keep your skin bite free.
- Deodorize your shoes
Pop some orange peels in your shoes and leave overnight, remove the next day. The peels will absorbs any bad odours and leave your shoes smelling fresh.
- Remove Rust
Rub the rind of a citrus fruit over rust to remove it.
IN YOUR KITCHEN
- Refrigerator Freshener
Simply place a small bowl of peels in your fridge to help freshen it up.
- Keep brown sugar moist
Place some citrus peels in your brown sugar to prevent it from hardening.
IN YOUR GARDEN
- Slug Repellent
Citrus peels can be sprinkled over your vegetable garden, as a natural slug repellent.
- Attract Butterflies.
Leave citrus peels in a shallow dish in your garden. Butterflies will come and feed off of the juices left on the peels creating a beautiful space for you to enjoy.
- Add to your compost.
Nitrogen is a much needed ingredient in your compost pile, which can be added by simply tossing the peels into the compost.
- Nutrients for Soil.
Citrus peels contain nutrients such as magnesium, sulphur and calcium that will help your garden thrive. Dry the peels and blend them into a fine powder. Stir the powder directly into the soil.