8 Uses For Garlic Skins

By Liesl Clark

Garlic Skins Have Some Use Beyond the Compost Bin

Garlic Skins Have Some Use Beyond the Compost Bin

Don’t toss those papery white skins! Use them up:

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.

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10 Comments on “8 Uses For Garlic Skins”

  1. mary jane
    July 3, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    Another use for garlic skins to spread the skins around the garden. The garlic smell deters deers.

  2. July 3, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    Thanks Mary Jane. Great use.

  3. Shailesh detroja
    March 22, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    Res. Sir
    I have small factory for garlic peeling in Ahmed a bad (india) and waste skin of garlic nearest 300kg per month.
    Where I use in it? Thanks n reply

    • July 12, 2014 at 8:29 am #

      Hi Shailesh. I wonder if you can compost it on a large scale and use it as fertilizer?

  4. Tate
    September 29, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    Can you make garlic oil from them?

  5. shoebridgecholes
    March 20, 2017 at 5:17 am #

    Garlic is my first preference when I need to cure whiteheads overnight. I know you are not going to believe me but this is true. I have used this many times and this is very effective way to cure face related lot of problems. Health benefits of garlic are numerous and raw garlic is very good for digestion. If you want to know more about health benefits of raw garlic , you can visit this site.

  6. kathy henning
    April 18, 2018 at 7:18 am #

    This is what I have been searching for, thankyou keep up the good work.


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