Uses of Lemon Peel
I make lemon juices almost everyday for my family since lemon juice has so much health benefits. Also with Thermomix, making juice has become so much easier! Since I make juice so frequently, I have been left with lots of lemon scraps and wondered what I can do with the lemon leftover scraps. I did some research and was amazed to find out there are so many uses of lemon peels. Here is the list I compiled to give you some ideas.
1. Keep insects out
-Add some lemon peels along windowsills, on thresholds and near any cracks or holes where ants or pests may be entering. Many pests abhor the acid in lemon, so this would work great, you should try it!
2. Use on your skin
-Lemon peels can be very lightly rubbed on your face for a nice skin tonic, then rinse with lukewarm water. (And be careful around your eyes.) I am practicing this as part of the effort to reduce pigmentation.
3. Freshen your Fridge
-Place a lemon peel inside your fridge to absorb smells and bring a bright citrus scent. This works great because lemon peel has amazing absorption power.
4. Clean a stainless sink
-Use the same method described to polish chrome, applied to any stainless sink.
-Bake discarded lemon peels until they darken. These create natural, fragrant firelighters.
6. Whitener and Stronger Nails
-Whiten and strengthen fingernails by rubbing with a lemon wedge every night before bed time.
7. Lemon Zest
-Lemon zest is a great addition in both sweet and savory dishes. Zest some of your peel on your juice, salad or any dish.
8. Lemon Candle
-Take a fresh lemon and cut off the bottom careful( to stand steadily). It gives fresh and pleasant smell.