8 Uses For Garlic Skins

Garlic Skins Have Some Use Beyond the Compost Bin

In my ongoing fascination with the things I typically throw away, even in the compost pile, I thought I’d look up some of the most interesting ways to reuse garlic skins. Some, I already do, but there are a few new uses in this list I thought you might want to try.

Don’t toss those papery white skins!

1) Save them in your freezer and use for your vegetable or chicken stock. I also throw them in my slow-cooked beans to add more flavor.

2) Compost them.

3) Keep the skins on your garlic when you roast it and the protective skin layer keeps your garlic soft on the inside.

4) Eat it! According to the Daily Mail, the skin on fruits and veggies shouldn’t be discarded. As for garlic: “Peeling garlic cloves removes the ­phenylpropanoid antioxidants which help fight the ageing ­process and protect the heart.”

5) Make a paper rose out of your garlic skins.

6) Turns out garlic skin is a major antioxidant. Plan on seeing it in all sorts of health products in the near future.

7) Add them to your handmade paper recipe. They add a lovely texture.

8) Dye your hair with them using a natural ayurvedic technique.

7 thoughts on “8 Uses For Garlic Skins

  1. I used to feel like this about pistachio shells but I looked it up and there are dozens of uses for them other than craft/art projects. The oils in them apparently break down the creosote that builds up in chimneys so you can throw them in your woodburner and clean your chimney at the same time! Also. If broken up a bit, they make good slug/snail deterrents.

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