Everybody loves lemons. Who doesn’t love the sweet lemonade, which keeps you hydrated and fresh whole day?

Lemons are bright, refreshing, and smell divine. You usually throw the lemon peel away (or toss it in the garbage disposal).

After going through the fantastic uses of lemon peel, I wonder if you would do the same thing again.

Let’s begin with how you can use a lemon peel to beautify and heal.

Beautify And Heal With The Lemon Peel:

1. Skin Brightening Scrub

This will perk your skin up and make it more bright, cheerful and loving.

2. Nail Whitener

You can always whiten your fingernails by rubbing them with a lemon wedge.

3. Soften Dry Elbows

Use a half lemon sprinkled with baking soda on elbows; just place your elbow in the lemon and twist the lemon (as if you are juicing it) for several minutes. After that, you can rinse and dry.

4. Used As A Skin Tonic

Lemon peels can be very lightly rubbed on your face for a nice skin tonic and then rinsed.

Remember to be careful around your eyes.

5. Make A Scented Humidifier

Most of our home suffer from dry heat in the winter; you can put lemon peels in a pot of water and simmer on the lowest stove-top setting to humidify and scent the air.

Consume The Lemon Peels:

Lemon Peels are the most common nutritional powerhouses. Lemon Peels contain vitamins, minerals, and fibers ( like potassium, calcium, and vitamin C) that can give a nutritional boost to your menu all the time.

1. Lemon Zest

Lemon zest is a common ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes. You need to zest some of your peel and use it now or freeze some and use it later. It can also be used to add flavor to food.

2. Lemon Twists And Ice Cubes!

Brighten your drinks by putting twists of the peel into ice cubes. They are always perfect for summer parties.

You can go for using a vegetable peeler or knife to make long strips cut away from the white pith, as it is quite bitter in taste. They can be frozen and used later.

3. Keep Brown Sugar Soft

Adding some lemon peel (with traces of pulp and pith removed) to your brown sugar can help keep it moist and easy to use.

Lemon Peel As An Amazing Cleaner:

1. Get Rid Of Ants And Pests

You can place small pieces of lemon peels along thresholds, door entrances, window sills or near the holes from where ants lurk out. They are very efficient against roaches and fleas.

2. Keep Your Fridge Fresh

If you place a lemon peel in your fridge, then it absorbs the smell and brings a citrus scent.

3. Sanitize Your Cutting Board

Lemon’s natural acidity provides great antibacterial properties to home cleaning. Clean your cutting boards and then rub the surface of the board with half a lemon. Leave it as it is for a couple of minutes before you rinse the board.

4. Freshen And Deodorize The Dishwasher

You can add lemon peels to your dishwasher and deodorize it.

5. Clean Your Microwave

Add lemon rinds to a microwave-safe bowl filled halfway with water. Then, you need to cook on high for five minutes.

Allow the water to boil and the steam to condense on the walls and tops of the oven.

After the steam has condensed on the walls and top of the oven, carefully remove the hot bowl and wipe away the mess with a towel.

Clean your stainless steel, polish it and make your copper shine.


Dr. Hitesh Sharma was instrumental in managing various capacties of Wellness/integrative medicine/Diagnostics & pathology for years together. After proving his skills and abilities in the Wellness domain, he then diversified into the Spa and Wellness domain working as an Ayurveda and Lifestyle Consultant.He is currently a Wellness Leader, Head of Body Sciences and manages the Wellness and Spa center at The BodyHoliday, LeSPORT @ Saint Lucia, North America