10 Amazing Uses For Citrus and Banana Peels

Citrus and banana peels can be quite useful, so instead of throwing them away, use it for many things at home. Here are some of our suggestions on how to use the peels:

Air-freshener

Citrus peels can be a great air-freshener, which is easily made. Boil some water, and add the citrus peel along with some cinnamon cloves. Your new air-freshener will make your home smell wonderful and humidify the air too.

Teeth-whitening toothpaste

When combined, the banana and citrus peel can achieve a tooth-whitening effect. Rub some of the peels on your teeth for about two minutes then rinse your mouth with lukewarm water. Repeat the procedure for a week or two and you will be amazed by the results.

Skin-whitening cream

Whitening your skin can be an easy task if you rub some citrus peels on it. Citrus fruits contain high amounts of vitamin C, which is a natural skin whitener.

Wrinkle reducer

The banana peels are a great natural solution for reducing wrinkles. Use this method every day by putting the peels on your forehead and rinse it with warm water afterwards. Regular use of the method will effectively reduce your wrinkles and make your forehead smoother.

Soothe irritated skin, bug bites and rashes

Those nasty bug bites and skin irritation can be effortlessly cured by banana peel. The banana peel promotes skin healing and relieves the pain if you rub it on the affected spots twice a day. It is a great natural remedy for getting rid of the nasty bug bites.

Lemon sugar scrub

Form a paste using chopped lemon peel, sugar, olive oil, jojoba, coconut oil and almond oil. After you prepare the paste, rub it on your skin, let it dry and rinse it with warm water. To reduce cellulite, you can use a scrub made of some ground coffee and sugar, or just find some scrub recipes online for a softer and smoother skin.

Nail-whitener

Lemon juice works great as a nail whitener. Just rub it on your nails, let it dry for a while, and rinse with water afterwards. Regular use of this treatment should whiten your nails soon.

Lemon sugar

Some people add lemon peel in sugar to give it a citrus flavor. It’s easily made too: just ground a cup of sugar and one lemon peel in a food processor, transfer it in a pan, and add another cup of sugar in it, mixing well. Leave it for an hour, and there you have it: a fine citrusy sugar that will be great for use in tea or sprinkled over homemade cookies. However, be sure to use organic fruits that don’t contain pesticides and chemicals.

Cooking

People often throw away citrus peels thinking they can’t use them for anything else. However, citrus peels can be great for adding a nice, sharp flavor to your dishes. You can also chop the peels and freeze them for later use.

Brown sugar humidity absorption

To absorb the humidity from brown sugar, add some dried citrus peel in the container.