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Don’t Throw Away the Peels

Most of us tend to throw away our fruits and vegetable peels after consuming them. What else is there to be done? It’s a peel, you get the fruit or vegetable and you throw that away! Well, you might want to wait on a bit. You may not realize it but the peels can actually be used in quite a lot of interesting other ways.

They can be utilized for health, beauty, cleaning purposes as well as within cooking. Yes, they are not just useless or to be thrown away! You can give them life after taking them off from the fruits or vegetables.

Here are some ways to use the peels and get the most out of them!

Reduce puffy eyes

It is commonly known that potato peels can be quite beneficial for a lot of reasons. You can use them to reduce puffy, dark and tired eyes by keeping them in the refrigerator for ten to fifteen minutes and the placing them around your eyes. The Vitamin C and other enzymes present can really help make the puffy eyes go away.

Teeth whitening

You probably do not know about this but an orange or banana peel can help you whiten your teeth and get rid of any yellowish stains you may have on them. Basically, these peels contain elements such as potassium, magnesium and manganese that aid in restoring the tooth enamel and ensuring they stay white and shiny.

Reduce skin pigmentation and discoloration

Grapefruit, orange and cucumber peels as well as lemon peels are great for skincare, particularly when it comes to pigmentation and skin discoloration. You can make the peels into a scrub and apply with honey or yogurt.

Removing insects

Yes, peels are quite handy in removing insects for your house! Lemon or even orange peels can be used to keep many insects away. They have a citrus smell which acts as a natural deterrent for pests. If you are experiencing a problem with any insect in your home, place the peels in corners and near windows, and get rid of them.

Water purification

It has been discovered by a researcher that tomato and apple peel can be used for purifying water. If it’s possible, try cleaning the peels thoroughly at first and then leave soak them for an hour or so in the water which requires purification. Both the peels are absorbent and have properties which can  get rid of toxins.

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