Have you ever wondered what you can do with fruit pits after eating them? Well, wonder no more! Here’s a guide on how to recycle fruit pits so you can feel good about your surroundings. Plus, it’s a fun activity for the whole family!

The lawyer:

It turns out that avocado pits have many uses, and they may even benefit your health. Let’s discover them more closely!

For sprouting:

Yes, it is possible to have an avocado tree at home if you like avocados a lot and consume them regularly. To make your avocado tree a success, in a well-filled glass of water, prick the pit with 3 toothpicks and dip it in the water, so that its point is upwards. Put the glass in a very warm area in indirect contact with the sun. Add water once it evaporates. After a few weeks the pit will start to crack, the root will start to grow, these are the signs that your avocado tree is ready for planting.

For face and skin:

Avocado is full of antioxidants that protect our cells from damage. The kernel also has them. Thus, it can be used as a natural exfoliator. Simply dry the core in the oven at a temperature of 180°C or follow the steps for traditional drying. Then grind it into a powder and keep the powder in a dry, dark place. Add a few spoonfuls of powder to your scrub or shower gel. The rough texture of the core will help slough off dead skin cells, revealing softer, smoother skin.

To detoxify the body:

Put the avocado pit in a pot full of water over medium heat until the water boils. Wait a few minutes for it to cool and pour it into glass bottles. The water becomes rich in antioxidants which will serve as the basis of your smoothies, your lemon water, your soups or any other meal.

Dates :

For the treatment of kidney stones and gallstones:

The date stone contains a group of amino acids, as well as oxalic acid, which helps break down stones. Just wash the seeds and dry them thoroughly. Then the seeds should be roasted for one to two hours until they turn brown. Finally, the roasted seeds should be ground into a fine powder. The resulting powder can be used in different ways, depending on your preferences. To fight kidney stones, just add a teaspoon to your drink, be it tea, coffee or water. The more you consume, the more you will get the desired results.

For weight loss:

Prepare your detox and slimming drink at the same time using date stones. Dietician Imane Mustafa revealed to Sky News the benefits of these kernels on general health, especially weight loss. As she explained “to prepare this slimming drink, in 200 ml of water, add a teaspoon of the powdered date pits with ¼ of the same teaspoon of ginger, cinnamon and pepper”. Drink once a day in the morning or 2 hours before bedtime.

For diabetes:

According to the dietician, date pits are able to regulate blood sugar levels. This makes it a natural option for people with diabetes. You can add it to coffee or tea for a subtle sweetness, use it to make date-flavored cookies or cakes, or even sprinkle it on oatmeal or yogurt.

To grow eyelashes:

Mix powdered date stones in castor, jojoba or almond oil. Use a well-cleaned used mascara, dip it in the mixture and apply it to your eyelashes every day. You will notice wonderful results within a week.


For a natural dye:

To do this, simply simmer the kernels in water for a few hours, then strain the liquid. This dye can be used to color fabrics or add a unique touch to homemade soap.

To protect your plants and your home from insects:

Apricot kernels can be used as a natural insecticide. The pits contain cyanide, which is toxic to many insects. To use them as an insecticide, simply grind up the pits and sprinkle them around your garden. However, it is important to use this method with caution, as apricot kernels can also be harmful to humans if ingested in large amounts. It is therefore best to avoid using them if you have young children or pets who might accidentally consume them.

For hair, nails and skin:

To prepare an apricot kernel oil, start by cracking open the kernels using a nutcracker or hammer to reach the kernels. Next, place the coarsely ground almonds in a jar and cover them with cold-pressed vegetable oil. Let the mixture steep for 3-5 weeks, shaking it occasionally, then strain the liquid and pour it into a green bottle. This body oil will be perfect for moisturizing your skin, hair and nails. You can use it daily or as needed to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. Thanks to the high vitamin E content of this oil, it will also help protect your skin from free radicals and environmental damage.

Plums :

For sprouting:

Start by soaking the core in water for 48 hours. This will soften the outer husk and make it easier for the seed to pass through. Next, fill a small pot with potting soil and place the pit on the surface. Gently press down on the pit so that it is half buried. Water well and place the pot in a warm, sunny spot. The seed should begin to germinate in two weeks. Keep the soil moist, but not wet, and be patient! It may take several months for the seedling to emerge. When it is large enough to handle, transplant it into a larger pot or into the garden. With a little care and patience, you can successfully sprout a plum pit and grow your own plum tree at home.

To exfoliate face and body:

Follow the same step to turn the plum pits into powder and use them as a natural face and body exfoliator. The powder makes it easy to remove accumulated dirt and gives you softness and baby skin.

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