The unbelievable uses of orange peels

Everyone knows that the smell of Christmas is all about apples, cinnamon and… oranges! They are incredibly healthy, boasting with vitamin C and a great amount of antioxidants. We know all these details about the fruit, but what about the peels? Even though we throw them away, they can be really useful. Here are 10 ways you can use orange peels in your everyday routine:

orange peel benefits

  • Improving the skin tone

Mix 2 teaspoons of orange peel powder with 2 teaspoons of plain yogurt. Add 1 teaspoon of honey and apply the mask on your face and neck in circular motions and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse it with warm water.

  • No aging signs

Mix 1 tsp. of orange peel powder and 1 tsp. of oatmeal. Add honey and make a paste. Apply it on your neck and face for 30 minutes and then clear it with cold water.

  • No blackheads or whiteheads

Prepare a paste made of equal amounts of orange peel and plain yogurt. Apply it with circular motions and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rub it off with your wet hands afterward. You may use it as much as you wish to.

  • Whitening teeth

For this trick, you will only have to rub the inside part of an orange peel on your teeth for 2-3 minutes and then rinse your mouth with warm water.

  • Lose weight

Use a dry and cool place to dry some orange peels. After the process of drying is over, take 1 tbsp. of dried peels and place them in a cup of hot water. Let it steep for 10 minutes, covered, and then remove the peels and add some honey. 2 cups of this tea should be drunk every day.

  • Lowering cholesterol levels

Drink the peel tea twice a day and the levels of your cholesterol along with the blood pressure will be significantly lowered.

  • Bowel movement

Your digestion can be improved due to the fact that the orange peels contain high amounts of fibers, the compounds needed by the body to set the bowels in motion. It is recommended to consume a cup of orange peel tea after eating a meal.

  • Natural air freshener

You need 2 cups of water in which you are going to add some lemon juice, 2 cinnamon rolls and a handful of orange peels. Let the water boil for 10 minutes, then strain it and let it cool down. Put it in a spray bottle and refresh the air in your rooms.

  • Eliminating mosquitos and ants

For this action, you will only have to grind some orange peels in the places where you notice ants. If you are looking to avoid mosquito bites, you can just rub orange peels on your skin.

  • Great for gardening

To remove any pesticides and chemicals, wash the orange peels very well and then start chopping them into smaller pieces, so they can be able to degrade faster. Combine them with your compost pile and when it is ready to use, spread it in your garden.

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