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Walnuts are one of the most nutritious dry fruits included in the diet of most people. They are rich in healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Walnuts are great for your overall health as they are rich in antioxidants that help your body deal with various problems. It is also considered beneficial for your brain. 

Apart from its nutritional values, let's talk about what do you do with the skins after eating this delicious fruit? Do you throw away its peels? We have come up with some amazing hacks that you can try using walnut shells, which are not only cost-effective but also easy to try.

Fertilizer for plants

Yes, you can make compost for your plant at home using walnut shells. All you have to do is take a bowl and put foil paper in it. Now take some walnut peels and keep them in a bowl. After adding the peels, add 1 tbsp of alcohol and burn the peels carefully using a lighter or match. Once the peels are completely burnt they turn to ashes. Let the burnt peels cool down, crush them a little and put them on the plant. Natural and organic fertilizer is ready for your plants.

Organic Aroma Diffuser

Who doesn't want their home to smell fresh all the time? With this simple DIY, you can say goodbye to those expensive and chemical-laden room freshener sprays. Take a glass jar and put walnut shells in it, you can also decorate the jar using attractive ribbons and paintings. Drizzle some dried flowers and petals over the skin and pour your favourite essential oil over it. Make sure you are not using more than 10 drops of the oil to avoid overpowering the fragrance.

Walnut peels for cleaning

Walnut shells are often crushed and used to clean and polish things made of brass, metal, plastic or hard rubber. Walnut shells are even used to remove hardened paint and coating without damaging the actual underlying coating.

Wall Art

Walnut shells can be a great option to use as wall art to enhance the look of your home. Take walnut shells and place them on a hard surface like cardboard. Paint and cut the cardboard the way you want and stick the peels on it using glue. Now start painting the peels too, using different vibrant colours of your choice and hang them on the wall after drying.

Natural Mouth Wash

Shocked to hear? By the way, walnut peels can be used as a mouth wash to keep your oral health under control. To make an organic mouthwash, you have to take a pan and pour 2 glasses of water into it. Place the pan on the stove and boil the water for 30 minutes. After the water comes to a boil, let it cool completely, fill it in a bottle and keep it in your washroom. After brushing your teeth, rinse your mouth with this solution of walnut peels for 10-15 seconds every day.


Your skin and body are different just like you. We endeavour to bring you accurate, safe and expertly verified information through our articles and social media handles but still consult your doctor before trying any home remedy, hack or fitness tip.