Oranges are highly beneficial to our health due to their nutritional content like Vitamin C, dietary fibers and Vitamin E. Even Orange peels are very useful due to their fresh scent and essential oils and can be used as an air freshener and natural cleaner. Here are few unexpected ways you can use Orange Peels.
Wipe down your wooden furniture
Orange peels can be used to wipe down your wooden surfaces, keeping them clean, shiny and smelling good. For more effective result, try adding citrus peels with vinegar to create a natural, non-toxic cleaner. Add orange peels in a jar and pour vinegar until the jar is filled and let this mixture sit for at least two weeks. Strain it and pour it in a spray bottle and you are good to go.
Get rid of bad smell from your Fridge
Orange peels can help in sweetening up the scent in not time. Leaving orange rind filled with salt in the fridge can prove to be an excellent air freshener. The salt in the orange rind will absorb the bad odor and moisture in the fridge’s air while the orange rind will leave behind a refreshing citrus scent. Make sure to replace the orange peel in the fridge, once the salt becomes damp. Get rid of annoying smells in your kitchen with these items.
Get rid of Stinky Sink
Toss few orange peels down your sink to get rid of any bad odor. Citrus peels contain natural oils and juices that cut through the grease and grime building up in the sink and leave the drain spotless and smelling great.
Soften Brown Sugar
Leaving Brown sugar in a bag can lead to rock-hard lumps. But using orange peels can prevent this as they maintain moisture. Keeping few pieces of orange peels with brown sugar will allow the peel’s moisture to spread throughout the container and it will help the sugar to return to its state of softness in just few hours.
Does your closet smell musty and old? Try placing orange peels in the closet either on a shelf or in a drawer; it will keep your closet smelling fresh. Do not forget to replace the peels, once they dry out.
Use it as a hair conditioner
We all know that oranges are loaded with Vitamin C and boost our immune system. Even orange peels are useful as they do wonder for your hair. Make a homemade orange peel conditioner. Blend the orange peel in a mixer and used the paste to the full length of your hair and enjoy the soft and smooth hair.
Get rid of bugs
Orange peels contain limonene, a chemical that is toxic to flies, mosquitoes and other bugs. Keeping orange peels near your doors and windows can be a simple and inexpensive way to keep off the bugs and mosquitoes. You can even rub the peel on to your skin to steer clear of bug bites.
Rub your Stainless Steel
Rubbing with orange peels have the same result on stainless steel as on wood. Citrus peels remove water stains on the stainless steel. The natural oils present in them gives the surfaces of stainless steel a shine.