Lemon, as we all know, has plenty of benefits ranging from skin to hair. Lemon juice is used in food recipes as a taste enhancer and also as a health agent. Most of us, discard the lemon peel after squeezing out the juice not knowing the worth of lemon peel. Yes, this is true lemon peel is also as useful as lemon juice itself.
Lemon peel contains plenty of vitamins, minerals and fiber also including all the good properties of lemon juice. So, next time you use lemon, freeze the lemon peels in the freezer and use them as and when you wish.
Here are the top uses of Lemon Peel:
1. Cleans utensils
Lemon owing to the presence of vitamin C helps clean the utensils effectively. Lemon peel can be best used for this purpose. Rubbing silverware and copperware with a lemon peel imparts them a natural and clean shine.
- Just sprinkle a pinch of salt on the pulpy lemon peel and rub it on the wares.
Also to clean heavily stained utensils like coffee pot gets the mineral deposition, so for that fill the pot with water and put some lemon peels into it. leave it
2. For skin
Lemon acts as an astringent to the skin removing all the dust particles and bacterial growth on the skin. Rubbing a lemon peel on the skin daily restores the natural glow and also protect the skin from developing pimples.
- Make a scrub by adding some sugar crystals to the lemon peel. Now massage all your body with this lemon peel. Rinse well after few minutes and get smooth and soft skin.
3. Removes cloth stains
The citric acid present in the lemon gives it a bleaching property that removes the grease or oil stains from the cloth efficiently.
- Just rub the lemon peel on the stained area and then wash it regularly.
4. For dark elbows
Elbows are usually darker in color than the natural color tone of one’s body. These need special care regularly.
- Rub a lemon peel on the elbow for 5 minutes. Leave it and wash with lukewarm after few minutes.
- Repeat this daily.
5. For hair
Lemon is a perfect naturally available conditioner for the hair. It removes dandruff and maintains the natural shine of hair.
- Squeeze half a lemon into a half mug of water. Now pour this water on your head.
- Let it sit for 5 minutes. Then rinse well.
6. For teeth
The citrus acid present in the inner white layer of lemon peel removes the stains and yellow scale like deposits on the teeth. It brightens and whitens the dull stained teeth.
- Just rub the white side of lemon peel on teeth for few minutes once a week.
- Then rinse the mouth thoroughly.
7. For fragrance
Lemon peels have a very refreshing fragrance. Lemon perfumes are also available in the market. Burn lemon peels along with woods to get a nice aroma.
8. For cleaning bathroom
Lemon peels owing to its citrus properties clean the bathtubs and sinks. It also helps remove the hard water disposition on the shower holes.
- Just put a pinch of baking soda on the lemon peel and rub it on the areas you want to clean.
9. In food recipes
The zest of lemon peel is used in many dishes for garnishing and for a nice fragrance. Also, lemon peel is used as a garnishing on many bakery items.
10. To clean rust
Presence of the acid in lemon makes it an ideal agent for removing rust stains. Any rust stains on the floor or sink can be easily washed away.
- Sprinkle some salt on the stain.
- Rub it with lemon peel then leave it for few hours.
- Wash it off later.
If the stain does not go away then repeat the process again.