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  • Writer's pictureAlizée CCM

8 Ways to Reuse Your Vegetables and Fruit Peels

We usually eat veggies and fruits never considering how we can benefit from their peels. Fruits’ outer layers are full of vitamins and minerals, yet they are usually wasted. But, what we can do with these peels? Let’s check it out together!


1. Moisturize your skin

Rub the fleshy part of an avocado peel on your face, after 20 minutes rinse your face with abundant water. Avocado is full of fatty acids that are perfect for moisturize your skin.

1. 滋润皮肤


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2. Relieve eyes tiredness/inflammation

Press the inside of the fresh potato peel onto your eyes for reducing their puffiness (good also for inflammation). Leave it for 15 minutes and not rinse afterward.


将新鲜土豆皮的内侧贴在眼皮上,有助于消除眼睛浮肿(对缓解炎症也有帮助)。敷15分钟即可, 不用冲洗。

3. Homemade Potpourri /drawer sachets

Put dried orange peels, cloves, cinnamon sticks, dried petals, nutmeg and/or essential oils in an airtight container. Open after 3 days. Now you can put it in your favorite jars or sachets. It will make your apartment smells lovely!

3. 自制香袋


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4. Clean your tea kettle

Fill the kettle with water and small pieces of lemon peels and bring it to boil. Then turn it off and leave it for 1 hour, drain and rinse.

4. 清洗茶壶

将水和小片柠檬皮装入茶壶,烧开后关火/断电源。然后静置1小时, 倒出水和果皮,清洗。

5. Remedy for itchy skin

Apply banana peel on mosquito bites, leave it for 10-15 minutes, and remove. Banana peel contains vitamin C, vitamin E, and magnesium that make it great homemade remedy for itchy skin.

5. 治疗皮肤瘙痒


6. Keep brown sugar soft

Put lemon peels (remove pulp and pith) inside your brown sugar jar to keep it from clumping and to preserve its moisture.

6. 红糖保鲜剂


7. Freshen your fridge

Place the big pomelo peel (or lemon) inside your fridge to absorb all the smells. It will bring a fresh citrus scent.



8. Creative candles

Cut the orange in a half and remove the peel paying attention to leave the steam on the inside of the orange intact. Pour olive oil in the half orange peel and a bit on the steam. Let both sit for around 30 minutes to let the candle and steam soak up the oil.

8. 创意蜡烛


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And..what about you? How do you usually reuse your veggies and fruits peel? Share with us!

你有什么创意呢? 你通常如何再利用你的蔬菜和水果皮? 分享给大家吧!

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