8 Reasons You Should Never Throw Away Your Orange Peels

3. Whitens Teeth
You know that yellow tinge on your teeth? Orange peels can remove it! They contain a compound called d-limonene, which helps reduce teeth staining (even from smoking!)

Here’s how:

  • Rub the inside of an orange peel (the white portion) over your teeth for 2 to 3 minutes, then rinse. Do this twice a day until you’ve got those pearly whites.
  • Alternatively, you could mix some orange peel powder and some water to make a paste. Add dried leaves for bonus points. Use this paste on your toothbrush and brush your teeth. Repeat twice a day for a few weeks.
4. Aids Weight Loss
Vitamin C has been shown to help you lose weight. Orange peels have tons of the stuff. In order to aid your weight loss goals, replace coffee or soda with orange peel tea.

Here’s how:

1. Dry the peels from some organic oranges in a cool, dry place.
2. Put 1 tablespoon of dried peels in 1 cup of hot water.
3. Cover and steep for 10 minutes.
4. Remove the peels and add some raw honey.
5. Drink 2 cups daily.