Most people drink lemon juice in the morning to boost their energy levels and their digestive system. However, almost everyone throws the lemon peels without being aware of the numerous benefits they can provide. Lemon peels are loaded with nutrients and fiber which boost the entire body.

So, stop throwing lemon peels! Today you will find out more how to use lemon peels and reap all of their benefits.

10 Uses of Lemon Peels

1. Lemon Olive Oil

Zest 3 cups of lemon peel and add them to a cup of olive oil in order to add your olive oil a refreshing lemon flavor. Let it stay for 2 weeks then strain it. Remove the peel bits and your lemon olive oil is ready to use!

2. Lemon Ice Cubes

Add lemon peel strips to the water in your ice cube trays and freeze them. You can use lemon zest as well. You know now that your drinks will never taste the same.

3. Remove Trash Can Odor

To absorb the unpleasant odor and give your can a fresh smell, put some lemon peels at the bottom of your trash.

4. Clean Microwaves

You should add a few lemon peels in a microwave-safe container filled with water. You should heat on high for 5 minutes. This will clean your microwave from the inside. With a towel, wipe down the walls of the microwave. Your microwave will have a brand new look!

5. Ant Repellent

Place lemon peels in places where you expect ants to enter your house. Lemons have a unique smell that will keep ants at bay. Moreover, lemon peels can be used to keep ants away from your sugar jar as well.

6. Brighten the Skin

To make your face brighter and smoother, make a scrub using lemon infused oil, Epsom salt, and some lemon peels.

7. Vitamin C Powder

This vitamin C powder can be used in smoothies or plain water. It will boost your vitamin C levels. You should chop some lemon peels into square pieces. Let them dry on a cloth for a couple of days. Then, use a coffee grinder to turn them into powder.

8. Keep Your Brown Sugar Soft

Adding lemon peel to your jar with brown sugar will keep your sugar soft.

9. Freshen Your Dishwasher

Add a few lemon peels to rinse and deodorize your dishwasher.

10. Freshen Your Fridge

Place a few lemon peels in your fridge. This will absorb the unpleasant odor and give it a fresh, new smell.

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