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Don’t Toss Out Your Orange Peels! Here Are 10 Inventive Things You Can Do With Them


Trust us: Orange peels are not for the trash or the garbage disposal anymore. Sure, these fruit casings smell delicious — despite their slightly bitter taste — but there are so many other reasons not to toss those citrusy peels.

For instance, orange peels can be used to create a fresh, non-toxic DIY cleaner that you can use around the home in place of your store-bought brand (such a good money-saver!). The solution disinfects, reduces mold, and removes calcium build-up, and it’s also quite pretty! You can even bring the skin of your favorite fruit into your beauty routine by using orange peels to concoct a yummy-smelling sugar scrub to soothe dry skin. Or create a unique candle that burns for hours and is totally wallet-friendly (and by that, we mean free!).

So, eat that juicy orange. But before you toss the peel in the trash, STOP! There are plenty of genius uses for peels that will save you money and time. See the best DIY ways to reuse your orange peels below.

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