How to Use Leftover Fruit and Veggie Peels

left over fruit peels

There are normally lots of leftover fruit peels such as those of apples, lemons, watermelons, and melons which usually make their way into the dustbin. What if we could use these peels in an innovative way? Here are some tips and tricks for you to use leftover vegetable and fruit peels at home.

Using leftover veggie and fruit peels 

  • Orange, lemon, and lime peels can be added into a hot bath. This will create a spa-like environment which will keep you refreshed and energetic all day long.
  • You can also make amazing bird-feeding cups out of peels. Orange, when cut into halves (after the flesh has been used) can be used for making bird-feeding cups. You can fill bird seeds into the cups and keep them outside the door. 
  • You can also prepare a face mask. Vegetable and fruit skin have a lot of nutrition and can be converted into a face mask. You can add some coarse sugar granules, honey, and olive oil to the leftover peels and allow them to soak for some time. Apply directly on your skin. Leave for approximately 10 minutes and then rinse. 
  • Potato peels can be made into crispy chips. Use the leftover potato peels to make crispy potato chips. 
  • You can use orange peels for whitening your teeth. Rub the orange peel back and forth on your teeth. Watch your teeth brightening up. 
  • You can use lemon peels for removing scaling from kettles. Boil some lemon peels in your kettle. Allow it to remain for approximately 1 hour in the kettle. Drain and rinse. You will find that your kettle has been cleaned of all mineral deposits.
  • Cucumber peels can be used for keeping ants away. Find the entry points of the ants and keep cucumber peels. Allow them to rest there overnight. The ants will not enter themselves as they do not like the smell of cucumber. This is a pet and child-friendly method to remove ants. 

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