Lemons! Who knew such a little, bright, sunshine lemon could hold so much power in its many, many different uses. This week I was inspired to make a Lemon Vinegar cleaner after making homemade iced tea; though I’d already posted about natural cleaners, I wanted to go into a little bit more depth into this wondrous little citrus.
Recently I read a post from the Zero Waste Chef about the many uses of citrus peels. This inspired me to look for uses for my lemon peel after I was finished using the lemon for my beverage. Why would I chuck the peel straight into the compost if I can still do something with it? The uses are endless; here are just a few:
10 uses for Lemon Peels:
- lemon zest for various recipes; can be frozen to use later
- lemon pepper
- candied lemon peel
- keep your brown sugar soft
- freshen up your fridge or garbage can
- nail whitener
- combat nausea
- lemon sugar scrub
- polish (I’ve read you can polish chrome, stainless steel, and copper)
- natural disinfectant cleaner (see below)
Lemon Vinegar cleaner; as easy as, oh, snap, it’s ready.
When life gives you lemons… squeal with glee and get creative!