Millions of people around the globe like to start their day with a natural, freshly squeezed lemon juice.
But not a lot of those people are aware that they should not throw away the peels of the lemon because they have the ability to support our digestive system and also have the ability to boost our energy.
These are the reasons why you should not throw away the peels of the lemon:
Top uses of lemon peels
- Lemon ice cubes
You need to fill the ice cube trays with water, and then add some peel strips to the tray, and put them in your freezer. These ice cubes will enhance the taste of your drinks.
- Lemon olive oil
You need to take a small cup, put some olive oil in it and then add three cups of lemon peel. This way your olive oil will stay fresh for a longer period of time. Leave the peels inside of the olive oil and let them stay there for 14 days. After this time, strain it. Throw away the peels and use the olive oil.
- Clean microwaves
If you want to get rid of the smell that is inside of the microwave, you need to put one cup of water, with a few lemon peels inside of it and then put the microwave on high heat for around five minutes. After this time, your microwave will be as good as new. You can use a towel or a wipe, in order to wipe the side of it.
- Remove trash can smell
If you want to remove the smell from your trash can, you need to put the lemon peels inside of the trash can, which will also prevent the material of the can to absorb the bad smell.
- It can brighten your skin
In order to make your skin brighter and smoother, you need to make a scrub, by combining lemon peels, lemon infused oil and Epsom salt.
- Ant repellent
If you have a problem with ants, because of the fact that they appear in your home, you can prevent them from doing that by using lemon peels. They hate the strong smell that the lemon peels have, and it is a solution that will keep them away from your home.
- Keep the brown sugar soft
In order to keep the brown sugar from hardening, you need to add a couple of lemon peels inside of the jar.
- Vitamin C powder
Vitamin C powder can be added to fresh water or even in your morning smoothies. It will boost the levels of vitamin C in your body. In order to prepare it, you need to chop the lemon peels into small pieces, and then leave them to dry for a longer period of time. Then take a grinder and turn the dry lemon pieces into a powder.
- Freshen your fridge
Take a couple of lemon peels and then put them in your refrigerator. They will absorb the unpleasant smell, which will leave the fridge clean and fresh.
- Freshen your dishwasher
If you like to find a way to freshen your dishwasher, then you need to look no further than this. Take a couple of lemon peels, and then add them to your dishwasher. It works in a similar way as the method for your fridge.