According to Purdue University and Landscape Architecture, oranges are the most cultivated fruits all around the world. Moreover, oranges have delicious and refreshing taste and because of that almost every person likes them.
Not to mention the fact that they are packed with valuable nutrients making them extremely healthy, therefore they are the most favorite fruit around the globe. Most commonly the juice is the most frequently used part and also the pulp from the oranges, but this whole fruit offers plenty benefits including the peel itself. Orange peels are often discarded as useless, but in fact they can be used for other purposes as well.
Follow reading and find out which are those.
- Air Freshener
Orange peels are the most natural air freshener, which is not the case with the commercial ones available on the market that are packed with chemicals. Orange peels neutralize all the unpleasant smells in your home. All you have to do is to leave the peels to completely dry, and then place them in a mixer and start blend them. Once they are formed in powder, transfer the powder in sachets and put them in areas affected by mold and mildewed, including drawers, closets, and basements.
- Brown Sugar Softener
The orange peel is a natural brown sugar conditioner containing oil that can soften the sugar. For this purpose, all you have to do is to put one piece of orange peel in the container where you keep your brown sugar, one hour before its use.
Insects are not a fan of limonene, which every citrus fruit has it. Therefore, if you want to get rid of bugs all you have to do is to place some orange peels in areas where bugs usually gather.
- Water Stain Remover
Your metal items will be free of any stains just by rubbing an orange peel on them. After you have finished this procedure you will be amazed by the results.
- Garbage Deodorizer
Garbage bins always have that unpleasant smell no matter how often you clean them. But if you place some orange peels in the bin before you put the garbage bag you will notice a big difference. The unpleasant odor will be removed and your house will smell much nicer than before.
- Restore the Glow of Your Wood Furniture
In order to achieve this you need to use the inside of the orange peel and then rub it on the wooden surfaces so that you provide them with a new glow.
- Natural Body Scrubber
Make your own natural body scrubber by taking cheesecloth, and then filling it with orange peels. Next, wrap them in order to acquire the look of a loofah. Once you have created this loofah, get in the shower, and start scrubbing your skin with it.
Orange peels can be also consumed because they are extremely healthy. They are high in riboflavin and vitamin A and as well as contain 1.5 grams of protein.