Why You Shouldn’t Throw Away Onion Skin

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Do you regularly add onion to your recipes at home? If you do, don’t throw the onion skin next time you use them. It has a lot of amazing uses that you probably don’t know, from remedies, hacks, and DIYs to cooking. After reading this guide by Joy Home Remedies, you will understand why you shouldn’t throw away onion skins, and you’ll start saving them in your freezer. Watch the video below for the full details.



Here are some ways how to use onion skins: 


Induce sleep

Use onion peels to make tea. It is rich in L-tryptophan, an amino acid that acts as a mild natural sedative. Before you go to bed, sip some of this tea to calm your nerves and help put you to sleep faster. To prepare, get some boiling water, pour it over some onion skins and let them sit for 15 minutes.

Make a hair toner

Onions are composed of sulfur which is great for hair treatments. It transforms dull hair shiny, increases volume, and even helps grow hair in any place you have bald spots. To make one, get a small saucepan and fill it halfway with water. Then boil the onion peels. Once the water turns brown, remove it from the heat and let it cool down. Then transfer it to a spray bottle. To use, spray it over your entire scalp and massage. After a few minutes, rinse it out and use shampoo as usual.

Natural dye

If you don’t want to buy expensive organic natural dyes, just use onion skins! Just put the onion peels in a saucepan with a generous amount of water. Let it boil and then simmer for 30-45 minutes. Now you can use it to dye cloth or paper. The longer you let them soak, the darker the color will be.

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Make onion skin fertilizer

Onion peels contain an abundance of potassium which help keep plants healthy. To prepare, take a bowl of onion peels and soak them in a liter of water for 24 hours.

Relieve sore throat

Onion peels can be a quick fix for sore throat. Just boil some onion peels in water for a few minutes and let it cool. Strain the mixture and use it to gargle.


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Relieve itchy skin

If you have skin rashes, inflammation, and itchiness, calm them out using onion peels, as they are rich in vitamins A, C, and E.

Reduce cramps

Suffering from cramps? Onion peels can relieve your pain as it has anti-inflammatory properties.

Vegetable stock

Instead of throwing out onion peels, add them to your onion stock for a rich onion flavor with its immunity-boosting properties.

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Boost the flavor of homemade bread

Try enhancing the flavor of your bread with onion peels. Just minced them into a fine powder and add them to your dough.



Why You Shouldn’t Throw Away Onion Skin

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