11 Ingenious Ways To Use Lemon Peel At Home
Most people use lemon to soothe sore throat and to add a little bit of citrus flavor to their food. But, how about its peel? Did you know that you can use lemon peel around the house, in meals, for your health and beauty? Read the article to learn more!
Uses Of Lemon Peel
For Your Home
1. Disinfect Kitchen Surfaces And Utensils
Lemon peel has antibacterial properties, which make it ideal for disinfecting the surfaces and utensils in your kitchen. Also, since it’s not advisable to use aggressive chemicals on the cutting board, you can clean it with lemon rind. All you need to do is pour boiling water over the cutting board and rub its surface with the rind. Pretty simple, right?
2. Clean The Microwave Oven
Fill the ceramic bowl to the half with water and add finely cut lemon rind. Put the bowl in the microwave oven and cook it for 5 minutes on a high heat. As it releases steam, the walls of the microwave will condensate, making it easy for you to remove the stubborn greasy stains. Also, it’ll help you neutralize the unpleasant odor.
3. Remove Limescale
If you want to remove the whitish deposit from your coffee pot or tea kettle, lemon peel is here to the rescue. Fill the coffee pot with water, and add finely cut lemon rind, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Bring the water to boiling point, remove it from the heat and leave it for about an hour. Once the time passes, drain and rinse the pot with plain water.
4. Lemon Zest
Wash the lemons and grate the rind. It’s that simple! You can add it in cookies and other sweets, salads, baked goods, marinades, etc.
5. Lemon Sugar
Make zest and leave it to dry for about 4 days. Then, put it in a food processor and pulse until you get fine lemon powder. Add brown sugar to it and mix the ingredients to combine. Et voilà!
6. Lemon Pepper
Instead with sugar, mix the fine lemon powder with ground black pepper. Use it to add flavor to salads and marinades.
7. Lower Cholesterol And Reduce Toxic Load
Lemon is a great antioxidant, with the white part of the rind being more precious than the yellow one. The white part of the lemon peel contains substances that help normalize the cholesterol levels and are very effective in reducing toxic load.
Cut the lemon rind in pieces, put in a bowl and add water. Add the lemon juice as well. Allow it to stand overnight. Drink it in the morning, on an empty stomach.
8. Strengthen Immunity
The lemon rind contains almost twice as much vitamin C as its juice. For this reason, don’t throw it away! You can freeze it instead, and use it as a spice for salads, or you add it to lemonades or other natural juices.
9. Healthy Bones
Lemon peel is rich in calcium and vitamin C, which help prevent various problems with the bones, such as bone fractures, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
10. Soften The Dry Skin On Your Elbows
Mix 1 teaspoon of lemon zest with 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and add a few drops of lemon juice. Stir until evenly combined. Use the mixture after showering, to scrub the skin on your elbows. Shortly after you’ll notice results of improvement, with your skin being more nourished, whiter and softer.
11. Body Scrub
Finely cut the peel of one lemon. Add half a cup of sugar and enough extra virgin olive oil to make a thick paste. Use the peeling on a wet skin, rubbing it in circular movements all over your body. Rinse with warm water afterwards.
Remember, lemon peel contains twice as much vitamin C as its juice. Hence, you should never throw it away!