Lemons are definitely one of the healthiest ingredients that provide amazing smell, taste and refreshing effect. Also it provides numerous health benefits due to the high amount of nutrients it contains. In fact, not many people are aware of the fact that lemon peels also contain lots of vitamins, minerals, and fiber which can be extremely beneficial for the overall health. Here is a list of 8 uses of lemon peel:
- Lemon olive oil
You will need zest for the lemon peel, but also you may freeze the peels as well. Next, you should mix 1 cup of olive oil and 3 cups of lemon zest in order to make the oil with lemon flavor. Once you mix them you will need to leave it for 2 weeks, and afterwards strain the mixture. Now you have your lemon olive oil ready for use
- Lemon ice cubes
You should add lemon zest in your ice tray and freeze them mixed with water. Add them in your favorite beverage and enjoy the health benefits of it.
- Remove bad odor from trash cans
You should put the lemon peels at the bottom of the trash can if you want to get rid of the bad odor.
- Clean the microwave
You will need to add few lemon peels in the microwave-safe bowl and fill it with water. Next, you should heat the bowl on high heat for 5 minutes and afterwards leave it inside in order the steam to clean it. At the end, use a towel and clean the microwave.
- Remove ants
Lemon peels are amazing repellent against ants and other insects. You just need to put few lemon peels on the cracks of the doors and the ants will never again enter the house. If you want to get rid of ants in your kitchen you will need to put it in your sugar jar and they will disappear.
- Brighten the skin
Lemon peel can help you brighten your skin and make it fresh again. You can also use Epsom salts and lemon infused oil in order to rejuvenate the skin.
- Vitamin C
You can use the lemon peels in order to prepare vitamin C powder. In order to do so you will need to cut the lemon peels into small squares and leave them on a clean cloth under the sun for few days. Once they are completely dry you should grind them until you get powder. This powder is amazing source of vitamin C and you should add 1 teaspoon in your favorite smoothie and shake.
- Sanitize the cutting boards
Lemon is extremely powerful antibacterial agent because it contains natural acidity. Due to these properties it could be used for cleaning around the home. After you have clean the cutting boards by rubbing the surface with lemon let it act for few minutes and afterwards wash it off with water.