Lemon is known for its several benefits and uses, but do you know that there is so much that we can do with their peels as well. Lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins then the juice itself. Generally after use the peels of the lemon go in the thrash, but you won’t do the same once you go through this article. So next time when you sip in your favorite lemon honey water in the morning or want to beat the heat with simple lemon water, remember to save these lemon peels for the later use.
Lemon vinegar home cleaner– This multipurpose cleaner can be used to clean fridge tops, kitchen counters, sink and what not. Fill a glass jar with the lemon peels and pour vinegar to it till it covers the peels. Close the lid and let this mix sit for two weeks. After two weeks strain this mixture and add equal amount of water to this solution. Store in a spray bottle and use it for cleaning purposes. Lemon peels help cut down the sharp smell of the vinegar and is also an effective cleaner in itself.
Make powder– Sun dry lemon peels and when they dry out completely, grind them into a fine powder. You can add this to recipes or just use for beauty and home cleaning purposes.
Clean directly– You can also use the peels directly for beauty and cleaning purposes. Take sugar in a plate and dab the lemon peel on it, use it as a scrub to cleanse elbows, lips, hands and feet. Sugar and lemon make an excellent scrub and is great for the skin. Next you can also use the peels directly on the sink or the gas top to clean them. Rub the peels all over the surface and let it sit for a minute or two and wash off with water. You can also sprinkle some baking soda to these surfaces and then use lemon peels to clean the area.
Ants will stay away– Ants hate lemons, put slices of lemon peels wherever you see ants and they won’t return for sure.
Disinfect chopping board– Spread some baking soda all over the chopping board and spray the lemon vinegar solution to it. Let it sit for few minutes and then wash off with water thoroughly.
Lemon zest– We all know how useful zests are for so many recipes, therefore prepare some from the peels.
Microwave cleaner– Take water in a microve safe bowl and add lemon peels to it. Turn on the microve for 5 minutes and once done leave the bowl inside for 2 more minutes. Afterwards, take out the bowl safely as it will be super hot. With the help of a cloth clean the inside of the microwave.
Kettle cleaner– To remove the mineral deposit simply fill water in the kettle and add lemon peels to it. Switch on the power and bring the water to boil, once the water cools down wash off normally.
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