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  What do you do with your orange peels when you’re done eating oranges? Throw them away?
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Perhaps you shouldn’t. Those peels could be useful in so many ways. People have been using them as natural aids for a long time. You’ll certainly benefit from their folk wisdom. Here are five ways you can put your orange peels to good use.

Sink Scrub

If your sink is getting slimy or sticky, you could clean it up with orange peels. The oil from the peels will ensure that your sink is alright to touch. You can use it on any other similar surfaces at home, and it’ll have the same cleaning effect.

Wood Polish

The white underside of orange peels may be used to polish wooden surfaces. Try them on your wooden furniture. If they’ve been getting dull, your orange peels could make them sparkle again.


These peels are great for removing unpleasant odours around the home. Whether it’s garbage, drawers, or smelly shoes, they can remove the offensive odours within a while of being placed in the target spots.
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Mosquito Repellant

If you’re trying to keep the mosquitoes away from your precious skin, try rubbing orange peels on it. Orange peels are known to be a great mosquito repellant; the insect seems to detest its scent. And that’s certainly good news for you.

Fuel For Fire

When you’re starting a fire and you need to get the flame raging, throw a few orange peels into it. They’ll work like fuel, building up the furnace.

Final Words

Oranges are nutritious and their peels are useful too. Try the tips we’ve shared here to enjoy a lot more goodness from a fruit you love. Featured Image Source: The Indian Express
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This article was first published on 21st June 2021


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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