10 Uses for Lemon Peels
Lemons can be used for all sorts of things, but did you know that the peels are really useful too?
- Adding a lemon peel to your brown sugar can keep it from clumping
- Placing small slices of lemon peels along thresholds, windowsills and cracks can deter ants and other pests
- Place a lemon peel or two inside your fridge to absorb smells
- Throw a few lemon peels in the bottom of the trash can to absorb odors
- Add lemon peels to your dishwasher every now and then to help deodorize it
- Clean your tea kettle by adding thin slices of lemon peel to water, boiling it, turning off the heat, letting it sit for an hour and then drain.
- Clean your coffee pot by adding peels, ice and salt, whirling the mixture around for a minute or two and dump and rinse
- Throw a few lemon peels into your garbage disposal, flip the switch on (with the water running) and deodorize it
- Dry lemon peels and place them inside fabric sachets, add spices as desired and put in drawers to freshen
- Clean your stainless steel, polish your chrome and copper by sprinkling sea salt on the metal and rubbing a lemon peel to scrub away the dirt and grime
Do you know any other use for lemon peels? Let us know in the comments!
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