Lemon can be found in almost every household today. This fruit is rich source of minerals and vitamins that are crucial for our health.
Besides the strong healing characteristics of the sour lemon juice, which will refresh you at the same moment, and treats any cold, its yellow peel can protect you just like it protects the fruit itself. It is a great friend of the beauty and the clean house. This means that you should never throw it away.
Decreases cholesterol and has detoxifying effect on the body
The homegrown lemons that are chemicals-free are very rich source of antioxidants, particularly the white crust that envelops the fruit. It is loaded with flavonoids which regulate cholesterol levels, and are very efficient as natural cleaners of the body.
Grate the lemon zest and pour it with water. Leave it to stay for several minutes and then squeeze a little bit of lemon juice. Drink this mixture every morning for one week in order to cleanse your body.
Softens dry skin on elbows
Mix the grated lemon peel with 1 teaspoon of baking soda and several drops of squeezed lemon juice. Whisk the mixture well and smear it on your dry elbows and feet after shower.
Combine the grated lemon peel with ½ cup of sugar and add 1/8 cup of olive oil. Apply this mixture on wet skin and massage your whole body with it. Leave it to act for 10 minutes and then wash it away with warm water.
Disinfection of kitchen surfaces
The lemon peel has strong antimicrobial characteristics. This is why it is very useful when it comes for disinfecting the kitchen surfaces. You can use it to disinfect your cutting boards, instead of using those powerful chemicals. All you need to do is to sprinkle the board with boiling water and then rub it with a grated lemon peel, combined with lemon juice.
Natural cleaner of the microwave
Put grated lemon peel and water into some ceramic pot and put it in your microwave oven. Adjust your microwave oven on its highest temperature for 3 minutes. The mixture will start to boil while the steam will remove the stains and odors in your microwave.
Use a mixture of lemon peel to clean the tufa from the sink’s surface. You will need some pot where you will add the lemon peel, 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Pour this mixture with 3 dl of water and allow it to boil. Once it has boiled you should strain the mixture and apply the liquid on the surfaces covered with tufa. Leave it to work for 10 minutes and then wash it away with cold water.
Protects against insects
When the spring arrives, the insects become real problem. Luckily, there is a way to suppress the insects with the help of lemon peels. Cut the lemon peel making several pieces. The essential oil that leaks from the peel while cutting it will suppress the annoying insects from your home. All you need to do is to put the lemon peel in the areas where the insects have appeared.