Yes, it’s actually hot in England for once! So today I made some iced berry tea which called for a few squeezes of lemon juice. It tastes delicious if I do say so myself. I use lemon in lots of different recipes including my homemade guacamole, yum! Lemons are one of my shopping list necessities but there’s always the leftovers… it drives me mad throwing things away that could be used again or I can find another purpose for. So here they are, 10 ways to use leftover lemon..
1. Make a body scrub
Combine lemon peel and brown sugar in blender for 10 seconds (you still want it to be lumpy and crunchy). Add a few tea spoons of olive oil and stir until you have a paste. Jump in the shower and massage scrub in to wet skin, enjoy the smell before rinsing off.
2. Create an all-purpose cleaner
Simply place your lemon peels in to a jar or container and cover with white vinegar. Leave to soak for up to two weeks before removing the peels. Transfer the liquid in to a spray bottle for cleaning ease.. you’ll be amazed at how good this is!
3. Freshen up your fridge
It couldn’t be easier, place the lemon scraps in the fridge and leave to remove odours.
4. Lemon ice cubes
Add lemon peel to ice cube trays before filling with water. This is a great little way to add some zest to cold drinks.
5. Create a brightening moisturiser
Free from harmful chemicals this easy moisturiser is just what your body needs. Simply combine 3 Tbsp of softened Coconut Oil (can heat up in palm of your hands) with 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice. This nourishing moisturiser smells great and leaves your skin feeling soft and revitalised.
6. Remove odours from trash
Place dry lemon peels at the bottom of trash cans to remove those unpleasant odours.
7. Clean your whites
Instead of using toxic bleach to keep your whites white, throw some lemon peel in to the washing machine and be amazed with the outcome.
8. Make your own deodorant
And by deodorant we mean 1 ingredient…simply use the lemon peel! Rub the peel under your armpits. It might sound crazy but it really works!
9. Unclog drains
Place baking soda down the blocked drain followed by lemon juice. This will foam up, leave for ten minutes before pouring hot water down the drain. Repeat if necessary.
10. Make a foot soak
Add Lemon juice, Olive Oil and Almond Milk to warm water and sit back and relax! Your feet will feel clean, soft and nourished after.