9 uses of orange peel
Instead of throwing them away, families can use orange peels to repel pests, make fertilizer, or remove stains.
Defense against insects and snails
Snails and pests are enemies of plants and gardeners. And the best way to keep them away is to scatter orange peels around your garden. The reason for this is that slugs are often attracted to orange peels and will eat them instead of cabbage and lettuce.
Make a cleaner to reduce mold.
Mold is one of the worst things that you should never have in your home. And there’s nothing better than using a natural repellent.
Families can fill jars with orange peel, then fill with vinegar/white wine and soak for 2-4 weeks before removing to cover moldy spots. If you want a quick effect, you can heat the vinegar before pouring it into the jar.
Rub orange peel essential oil on bonsai to repel cats
Many cats have a habit of biting and scratching the leaves of indoor plants. And what you can do to prevent this is to rub the bonsai with orange peel essential oil. They will make the cats uncomfortable and they will not dare to move.
reserve the brown sugar
Bakers know that brown sugar can freeze and form lumps if left in the fridge for too long or in a moldy environment. To avoid this, you should put some orange peel in the sugar packet. If the moisture is balanced, the sugar will not harden or form lumps if left for a long time.
Clean sink stains
Sinks tend to yellow and stain after use if not cleaned properly. But a clever way to restore the shine is to rub orange peel onto the surface. You can also use the remaining layer to clean faucets, door handles, refrigerators and kitchen utensils.
Polishing of wooden surfaces
Household furniture (tables, chairs, wardrobes, beds…) lose their shine over time. And the cheapest and most effective way to restore the original color is to rub orange peel on the surface of the wood. They cannot remove scratches, but they help to effectively improve the appearance of wood.
The microwave is a place where bad odors are created that affect the quality of the food. Place the orange peels in a bowl of water and heat for 60 seconds or rub the essential oil around the stove. This effectively helps remove lingering food odors.
Remove coffee stains from cups
Many people complain that their tea and coffee are always yellow no matter how hard they scrub with a sponge. But users try to take the orange peel with a pinch of salt and grate vigorously. This mixture is a great help in removing stubborn stains.
Citrus fruits like oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit are great for natural composting. But it should be mixed with different leaves, the herb will help balance the dryness.
You should also make sure that the orange peels are cut into small pieces before placing them in the compost bin so they break down quickly before you water your plants.
Minh phuong (According to Brightside)