It is amazing the things you can do with lemon peels and lemon juice. Below are 15 ideas that you may have never heard before.
Eating Lemon Gratings
Freeze the peels of a lemon and you can add them to various dishes you cook for dinner. You can also use them for a fruity garnish taste to various desserts.
Make Ice Cubes
Add lemon juice to the water in your ice cube trays before freezing. This is a great way to add lemon to your water. Lemon, when added to water, can help boost your metabolism, which means a higher calorie count burned each day.
Eat Lemon Peels As a Snack
There are recipes that use lemon peels and can help you deal with cravings. This is a great way to avoid rich desserts, although most recipes do use a lot of sugar.
Remove Age Spots With Lemon Juice
Skin will look perfect by simply applying lemon peel to the skin. If done regularly, this can make a significant difference in the appearance of your skin.
Light Fires With Baked Peels
Amazingly, the fresh scent of lemon can be added to a fire simply by baking the peels and then using those peels to start a fire. The peels need to turn completely black in the oven for the process to work correctly.
Hair highlights are done using lemon peels as well. Use the peel against the inner side of the hair to create a lighter shade. This works better for brunettes than those with black hair.
Lemon peels make a great light tea to drink. Simply dry the peels and add them to hot water the way you would use tea leaves. This results in a refreshing brew to enjoy.
Use to Clear Up Dandruff
This takes several repeat applications to be effective. However, use the lemon peels to massage your scalp, making sure you pay attention to the areas where the dandruff occurs most often.
Treat Scaly Elbows
Cut a lemon in half and squeeze out the juice. Then take the lemon halves, add baking soda and then rub against your elbows. It is a good idea to keep the pit and pulp in the half of the lemon and let the baking soda adhere to the pulp for this treatment. Then apply to elbows.
Keep Dogs and Cats Out of The Garden
Lemon peels and old coffee grounds can be combined to scatter between plants in the garden. It deters any animals that otherwise would walk through your plants and trample them.
Keep Fruit Fresh
Soak lemon peels in water and then apply the water to other fruit, like apple halves or other cut up fruit. Then, the fruit can be kept in the fridge until you need it for a smoothie or other recipe.
These methods of using lemons and juice can be great for any of your household needs.