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.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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.