20 Reasons Why You Should Stop Throwing Away Lemon Peel In The Trash!!

When you’re throwing away the lemon peel you’re actually wasting a huge number of nutrients that can boost your overall health.

Did you know it contains as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon itself?

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Lemon is a versatile fruit not only because they are delicious but because it has been proved to show many health benefits.

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It prevents many health diseases like the flu, high bp, bacterial infections, and even cancer etc.

Most of the people don’t know that almost half of the nutrients are contained in the peel itself. Due to its bitter taste people throw away the lemon peel and use only the juice.

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Amazing Uses Of Lemon Peel

1. Cure Joint Pain

Lemon peel has been proved to minimize joint pain by relaxing the blood vessels and due to its anti-inflammatory effect, it reduces painful sensations.

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Tip 1:


a) Extra virgin olive oil
b) Eucalyptus leaves
c) 2 large organic lemons
d) Clean gauze
e) A small jar with lid


a) Place the lemon peels in a jar and add sufficient olive oil to cover them fully.

b) Add the eucalyptus leaves and close the jar tightly and let this mixture sit for about two weeks.

c) After two weeks have passed, add a little of this mixture to some gauze.

d) Place it over the painful area.

Note: Apply this treatment at night, so that the ointment can soak into the skin while you sleep.

Tip 2: Lemon Peel Tea

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a) 2 lemon peels, and the juice
b) 1-liter water
c) Honey (optional)


a) Pour the water into a pot and add the lemon peel.

b) Boil for about 15 minutes, then remove them from heat.

c) Add the honey and lemon juice.

2. Lighten Age Spots

Many folk remedies suggest that using a lemon peel to reduce the age spots.

Tip: Apply a small piece to the affected area and leave on for about an hour.

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3. Skin Toner

Tip 1: Rub the lemon peels very lightly on your body and face and then rinse it off.

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Tip 2:

a) Add 1 to 2 tbsp dried ginger, 1 tbsp dried fruit of Terminalia Chebula tree, 1 to 2 tbsp dried root Withania somnifera, 1 to 2 tbsp dried lemon peel.

b) Make a mixture of it and consume it daily every morning.

4. Make a sugar scrub

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a) Mix 1/2 a cup of sugar with finely chopped lemon peel and sufficient olive oil to make a paste.

b) Wet your body in the shower and massage the sugar mixture all over your skin.

c) Wash it off and get smooth skin.

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5. Soften Feet

Get soft and moisturized feet with this trick.

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a) Boil citrus rinds for few minutes and cool down completely and then strain.

b) Add ¼ cup almond or cow milk, few of drops of lemon essential oil and 2 tablespoons of cold pressed olive oil.

c) Soak your feet for 20 minutes and then pat it dry.

6. Hair Lightener

Tip: Scrub the inner part of your hair and get the lighter shade for your hair like brown or blonder.

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7. Scented room

If your home suffers from dry heat in the winter, you can make it sweet smelling scent all over your room.

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a) Put the peels in a pot of water and simmer it on the lowest heat.

b) Or just throw Lemon Peels in the fireplace.

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8. Anti Dandruff Remedy


a) Rub the peel all over your scalp.

b) Repeat this for few days or even weeks until the problem is resolved.

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9. Soften Dry Elbows

Make you elbows smooth with this easy treatment.

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a) Sprinkle baking soda over the half cut lemon.

b) Just place your elbow on the inside of lemon peel and rub it over for several minutes.

c) Rinse and dry.

10. Anti-Pests Remedy

Want to get rid of ants, fleas, and roaches? Just try this. Pests actually hate the smell of lemon peels.

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Tip: Place few lemon peels around the pests-prone areas.

Note: Lemon juice can harm the wall paint so try using lemon peels only as it’s a much safer option.

11. Cat And Dog Repellant

You can stop dogs and cats from ruining the vegetables.


a) Just mix few old coffee grounds with lemon peel.

b) Scatter them around your plants.

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The blend of these two scents will stop the animals from not just coming but it also acts as an organic fertilizer for your plants too.

12. No More Fruit Browning


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a) Mix lemon peels and water and put cut-up fruits inside.

b) Then, keep them in the fridge for as long as needed.

This trick will prevent them from browning and gives a citrusy taste to shake.

13. Motion Sickness

Do you feel nauseous while on a long trip? The smell of peels can control the motion sickness. But if the sickness becomes extreme, start munching on these peels.

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a) Grab few lemon peels and put them in your bag.

14. Car Freshener

Get instant car freshener for no money.

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a) Chop the lemon peels into tiny bits and put them in a stocking.

b) Put it on your car dashboard.

Note: Replace the peels whenever you feel they’re not providing scent anymore.

15. Eliminates Bad Smell

Have bad stinky smell in your dishwasher, garbage disposal, or fridge??

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Tip: Just add some peels inside the bad smell prone areas.

It not only eliminates the bad odor but replaces it with fresh and clean scent.

16. Preserve Brown Sugar

Does your brown sugar solidify after some weeks or months? Then try this out.

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Tip: Drop few peels in the brown sugar container and leave it alone.

It will help the sugar to stay in its powdered form.

17. Whitens Teeth

Get bright and sparkling smile for a big event with lemon peels.

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Tip: Rub the inside of the lemon peel on your teeth and get instant shine.

18. Anti-Cancer

Consuming lemon peels will make your body alkaline and prevents cancer. The components like limonene and salvestril Q40 fights against the cancer cells present inside the body.

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Tip: Drink Lemon peel tea daily.

19. Eliminates Internal parasites and worms

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It contains anti- bacterial properties which protect the body from fungal, and bacterial infections. It even kills worms and parasites.

20. Eliminates odors from hands

If you have lasting odors on your hands from chopping onions or garlic. Just do this.

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Tip: Rub lemon rinds on your fingers, hands, and nails and leave them smelling fresh again.

Other Benefits:

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Bone health
Weight loss
Anti-depressant remedy
Cysts and tumors
Regulate blood pressure
Oral health
Prevents Heart problems

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