Never throw avocado peels in the trash again. We tell you why.

Presse Santé

We’ve all been there. You eat an avocado and you get to the point where all you have left is the skin. What do you do with it? If you’re like most people, you probably throw it in the trash. But if you can use it for something else?

In this blog post, we are going to give you some uses of avocado peels that will surely interest you. Stay tuned!

5 uses for avocado peels

  1. Perfect for foot care:

There’s no denying that the avocado is an incredibly versatile fruit. They can be used in savory or sweet dishes, and they are even becoming popular as a natural beauty ingredient. But did you know that avocado skin can also be used for foot care?

Indeed, avocado peels have a number of properties that make them ideal for taking care of your feet. Avocado flesh is packed with nutrients like vitamin E and healthy fats, which help hydrate and nourish the skin. The peels also contain compounds like quercetin, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In other words, applying avocado peels to your feet can help moisturize them and protect them from dryness. Additionally, the natural oils in the peels can help soften rough, callused skin.

  1. Practices for exceptional natural dyeing:

Few people know that avocado peels can be used to naturally dye papers, fabrics and eggs (for Easter). Going for a natural and non-toxic way is not only good for your health, but also the colors you can get from certain vegetables and fruits are unique. For example, the color obtained from avocado peels is intense brown to light pink passing through a few shades of old pink. A well-distinguished color palette, no? Revive the colors of your clothes or share with your children these tips for a successful school project, why not?

The process is simple: just simmer the peels in water for about an hour, then strain out the solids and use the liquid for the dye. Add baking soda if you want an old rose color or white vinegar if you want a darker color.

For successful dyeing, choose cotton, linen, wool or silk fabrics. Also, it is better to soak the fabric in clear water for 30 min before dyeing it. Happy dyeing!!

  1. Excellent for sowing indoors:

Indeed, avocado peels make excellent houseplants! The peels are strong and hold moisture well, so they are perfect for supporting new seedlings. Plus, they’re a natural source of nutrients that can help your plants thrive. Just fill the peel with potting soil, add a few seeds and water regularly. Within weeks you will have healthy plants ready to be transplanted into your garden. Next time you eat an avocado, don’t throw away the skin, put it to good use by planting it inside!

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    Best natural trick to get glowing skin:

It’s true ! Avocado peels are a better option that you can add to your beauty routine after a tiring day. They contain high levels of antioxidants which help in the regeneration and soothing of the skin. Thanks to their richness in fatty acids, avocado peels serve as a gentle exfoliating scrub for mature and sensitive skin. So they can slough off dead cells and reveal the healthy, glowing skin underneath.

Put the peels in a closed jar and keep it in the refrigerator, apply a slice on the skin every night and you will see the result after a few days.

  1. Alternative to polishing wooden furniture:

If you have wooden furniture that needs polishing, try scrubbing it with an avocado peel. The oils in its skin will help nourish and protect the wood. You can also mix avocado peels and beeswax for a natural polish. For best results, buff in the direction of the grain. Start with a small amount and go gradually to avoid streaking. Once you’re done, buff the piece of furniture with a soft cloth to remove the excess.

* Presse Santé strives to transmit health knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE, the information given can not replace the advice of a health professional.

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