Discover 10 Amazing Benefits of Lemon Peel

Did you know that lemon peels can be used for more than just a garnish? Bach Hoa GREEN is here to share 10 incredible tips and tricks you can do with lemon peels!


Lemons are a commonly used fruit in our daily lives, with countless uses such as making cakes, drinks, and cooking. However, many people are unaware of the numerous benefits of lemon peels. In this article, we will explore 10 great tips for using lemon peels that are not widely known. Join Bach Hoa GREEN to learn more!

1 Clean metal objects

Many households struggle with the black and rusty condition of metal objects such as utensils, tools, and more. With the high acidity of lemon peels, simply rubbing ½ a lemon peel on the black and rough parts of metal objects will quickly restore their shine.

Hot Tip: For heavily tarnished items, adding a little lemon peel and rubbing vigorously will enhance the whitening effect.

2 Helps prevent brown sugar from becoming wet and lumpy

Adding lemon zest to brown sugar helps keep it dry. Lemon peel acts as a desiccant, removing moisture from the sugar and preventing it from clumping. It also adds a subtle aroma to the sugar.

Giúp đường nâu không bị ướt, vón cục Helps prevent brown sugar from getting wet and lumpy

3 Brighten plastic and porcelain vases

Over time, plastic and porcelain vases used to store flowers can develop a dark brown film at the bottom, making them look unsightly. To eliminate this, you can combine lemon peel, table salt, and a little water to scrub the vases 2-3 times a week, significantly improving their appearance.

Làm sáng bình nhựa, bình sứ Brighten plastic and porcelain vases

4 Get rid of ants

Ants can often invade homes, creating messy and unsightly conditions. In addition to using insecticides, you can also use lemon peel to repel ants. Ants dislike and fear the acid in lemon peel. Placing lemon peels in holes, corners of doors, or areas where ants frequently crawl can help prevent and repel ants.

Đuổi kiến Chasing ants

5 Clean dirt and grease

Grease and dirt can be challenging to clean, especially in the kitchen. To remove grease stains from surfaces like stoves, simply rub a little salt on the dirt with lemon peel. The acid in the lemon will help dissolve the grease stains, leaving the kitchen clean and shiny.

Làm sạch chất bẩn, dầu mỡ Clean dirt, grease

6 Clean and deodorize the microwave

To remove odors and clean your microwave, place lemon peels in water and heat it in the microwave for 5 minutes. Afterward, use a soft cloth to wipe away any stains. The steam from the lemon-infused water will help eliminate odors and make cleaning the microwave easier.

Làm sạch và khử mùi lò vi sóng Clean and deodorize the microwave

7 Remove odors from garbage

Foul odors from food waste can quickly accumulate in garbage bins. By placing lemon peels in the garbage, you can effectively eliminate odors and prevent flies from appearing.

Loại bỏ mùi hôi từ rác Remove odors from garbage

8 Get rid of calluses on feet

To remove calluses from your heels, place lemon peels in socks and wear them, ensuring the peels are in contact with your heels. Leave them on for 20-30 minutes and then remove. Repeat this 2-3 times a week, and you will see a significant reduction in calluses and an improvement in cracked heels.

Loại bỏ da chai ở chân Get rid of calluses on legs

9 Polish copper, steel, and prevent rust

To polish copper and steel items and prevent rust, soak lemon peel in a mixture of water and salt, then rub it evenly on the object to be polished. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, rinse with water, and dry with a towel. This method will restore shine to the object and provide rust protection.

Đánh bóng đồng, thép, chống gỉ Polished copper, steel, anti-rust

10 Deodorize and freshen the air in the kitchen

After cooking, the kitchen may become filled with various food odors, which can diminish your dining experience. To combat this, boil lemon zest in a pot of water for 5 minutes with the lid open. The steam will help humidify the room and eliminate lingering food odors, leaving a refreshing lemon scent.

Khử mùi, làm sạch không khí trong bếp Deodorize, clean the air in the kitchen

Bach Khoa GREEN shares 10 great tips for using lemon peels in this article. Follow Bach Hoa XANH for more useful knowledge!