Instead of throwing away, families can use orange peels to repel pests, make fertilizer or remove stains effectively.
Repel insects and snails
Snails and pests are enemies of crops and gardeners. And the best way to keep them away is to sprinkle orange peels all over the garden. The reason is that snails are often attracted to orange peels and start eating them, instead of eating cabbage and lettuce.
Make a cleaner to reduce mold
Mold is one of the worst things that shouldn’t be present in the home. And there’s nothing better than using a natural repellent.
Families can fill the jars with orange peels, then fill the jars with vinegar/white wine and let them soak for 2 to 4 weeks before taking them out to cover the moldy areas. 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 house plants. And what you can do to avoid this action is to rub the essential oil from the orange peel on the bonsai. They will make cats uncomfortable and do not dare to move.
Preserving brown sugar
Bakers understand that brown sugar can be frozen and lumpy if left for a long time in the refrigerator or in a humid environment. To avoid this, you should put some orange peel in the sugar packet. When the moisture is balanced, the sugar will not be hard or lumpy if left for a long time.
Clean sink stains
Washbasins are often yellowed and dirty after use, if not cleaned properly. But the smart way to restore the shine is to rub the orange peel on the surface. In addition, you can use the remaining shell to clean faucets, doorknobs, refrigerators, and kitchenware.
Wood surface polishing
After a period of use, the furniture in the house (tables, chairs, cabinets, beds…) has lost its luster. And the cheapest, most effective way to restore the original color is to rub the orange peel on the wood surface. They cannot remove scratches but are effective in improving the appearance of the wood.
Microwave is a place that is prone to odors, affecting the quality of dishes. Put the orange peels in a bowl of water and heat for 60 seconds or rub the essential oil around the oven. This helps to effectively remove lingering food odors.
Remove coffee stains in cups
Many people complain that when the cup of tea and coffee is always yellowed, even if rubbed very carefully with a sponge. But users try to take the orange peel with a little salt and rub it vigorously. This mixture is a great assistant to help you get rid of stubborn stains.
Citrus fruits like oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits are great for making natural compost. But should be mixed with a variety of leaves, grass will help balance the dryness.
In addition, you need to make sure the orange peels are cut into small pieces before putting them in the compost bin, so that they decompose quickly before watering the plants.
Minh Phuong (According to Brightside)