The lemon and lemon peels are bright, refreshing and smell heavenly. They have a large number of health , hair and skin benefits as well. But did you know that lemon peels are nutritional powers? Lemon peels contain a spectrum of vitamins, minerals and fiber (calcium, potassium and vitamin C) that can give you a nutritional boost. Here are some ways you can use leftover lemon peels.
Amazing Uses of Lemon Peels:
- Olive and lemon oil:First, grate a part of the peel and use it or freeze it for later use. Then, add a cup of olive oil to three cups of your lemon zest to give your olive oil a pleasant lemon flavor. Let the mixture harden for two weeks before straining (to remove the peels) and use the oil with a new flavor.
- Lemon ice cubes: Give your drinks a new twist by adding lemon ice cubes. Just add a little lemon zest to your ice cubes and let the flavor release in your drink when the cubes melt. You can also add long strips of the shell to your ice cubes.
- Odor eliminator from the garbage can: Put a few lemon peels at the bottom of your garbage can. This will help absorb all the smell and keep your bucket cool.
- Microwave cleaner: Add a few lemon peels in a microwave-safe container and fill it with water. Heat the bowl at high temperature for about 5 minutes and let the steam do its job. It will stick to the microwave walls, and after quickly cleaning it with a towel, the microwave will be very clean.
- Get rid of ants: Yes, lemon peels can also be excellent ant repellents. Throw some shells through the crack of a door, or any small space where ants can enter your home. If you are having problems with ants in your kitchen due to sugar, add some peel to your sugar jar too.
- Exfoliating skin lightening: You could use the lemon peel to brighten your skin and make it softer. I would need epsom salts and lemon essential oil for it.
- Vitamin C powder: Cut the peels into small squares and place them on a clean cloth. Leave them in the sun for a few days, and once dry, add them to a coffee grinder so that they become powder. You can add a teaspoon to a smoothie, or just eat it just to fill it with a great source of vitamin C.
- Disinfectant for cutting boards: The natural acidity of the lemon provides great antibacterial properties for household cleaning. After properly cleaning the cutting boards, rub the surface with half a lemon. Let stand for a couple of minutes before rinsing.
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