Instead of discarding lemon peels as usual, you should consider using them for various household purposes, including the following:
1. As a cleaning product
Lemon peels soaked in vinegar make a solution that is an excellent grease remover, so you can use it to wash plates and disinfect kitchen surfaces. All you have to do is fill a jar with lemon peels and pour white vinegar over them. Set aside the jar for two weeks, and then strain the liquid and combine it with 50% water.
2. To repel ants and other pests
Place small pieces of lemon peels on windowsills and doorsteps, or into cracks or holes where ants appear. It seems that most insects are repelled by lemon and will avoid. Lemons are also effective against beetles and fleas.
3. To refresh your refrigerator
Several lemon peels placed inside your refrigerator will absorb unpleasant odors and fill the interior of the fridge with citrus scent.
4. As an air freshener for trash cans
Leave a few lemon peels on the bottom of the trash can. They will absorb unpleasant odors and maintain a fresh scent.
5. To clean tea kettles and coffee pots
Fill the kettle with water and add a handful of thinly sliced lemon peels. Boil up the water and then turn off the heat. Leave the kettle on the stove for an hour, and then remove the liquid and rinse well. To clean a coffee pot, add the lemon peels, some ice and salt. Stir for a minute or two, and then discard the mixture and rinse well.
6. Sanitize the chopping board
After you have thoroughly cleaned the chopping board of remainders of vegetables, fruits, or meat, rub the surface with half a lemon. Leave on for a few minutes, and then rinse well.
7. Whiten fingernails
Simply rub your nails with a slice of the lemon to whiten them.
8. Remedy for nausea
Chew a slice of lemon to relieve nausea.
9. Soften the skin on dry elbows
Rub half a lemon sprinkled with baking soda on your elbows for a few minutes. Rinse and dry the skin.