20 Amazing Ways To Use Citrus Peels

20 Amazing Ways To Use Citrus Peels

Before you throw that bunch of citrus peels away, you should know that there are dozens of things that you could do with them. They’re actually very useful–more than you can imagine.

It doesn’t matter what type of citrus peel you have at home, may it be lemons, oranges, grapefruit, lime, tangerine, pomelo or tangelo, you’ll find various uses for these things that people would normally just toss into the waste basket.

Lemon peel for example can be added to your body scrub. Use it in the shower and come out smelling nice and fresh. Add some lemon peel on your tea and it tastes much better. You can also use it to make lemon brandy or candied lemon peel. It’s also widely used as a garnish for cocktail drinks.

Orange peel meanwhile can keep brown sugar soft. It can also be used as garnish not only for drinks but also for dishes and salads. Grapefruit peel can be made into marmalade or candy. The oil from this peel can be used to make perfume.

Any type of citrus peel can be used as kindling for the fireplace, or as deodorizer for the socks and underwear drawers. These are also great for driving insects and cats away from your garden or compost pile. Since citrus peels are excellent insect repellents, you can rub a piece on your skin or clothing before going outdoors.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when using citrus peels:

  • Buy organic fruits. This way, you don’t have to expose yourself to fruit peels that have been sprayed with harmful chemical pesticides. These will do more harm than good.
  • Wash the fruit thoroughly before eating. Even if you’re not going to eat the fruit peel, it’s a good practice to wash it thoroughly. This will remove dirt, dust, and any contaminant.

Now, you’ll probably think twice before throwing citrus peels away.

20 Amazing Ways To Use Citrus Peels

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