Citrus Fruit Peels - How To Get The Best From Your Zest


Lemon cleanser

Lemon peels are fast becoming synonymous with natural cleaning agents because they have the ability to disinfect and cut through grease and grime. Typically, we discard lemon peels when they are packed full of good nutrients and components that can help with household chores. To make a great home-made washing up liquid, simply put your lemon peels inside an airtight container or mason jar and cover them with some white vinegar. Leave to soak for a week or two so the acidity is absorbed. The combination of citrus peel and vinegar makes a powerful cleaning agent that will restore your pots, pans, crockery and cutlery to pristine condition. It's a great way to implement some eco-friendly habits into the home, plus you'll be dazzled by the shine that lemon peels create when used on all metal kitchen accessories; kettles, grills etc.

Citrus peel ice-cubes

We are all conscious of our environment and the pressures it comes under due to our demands from nature. Often we don't understand how small gestures can change our habits and contribute to the eco-friendly world we are trying to create. Citrus peelings are nearly always discarded but they can be used in a variety of ways that will save money while protecting our precious environment from toxic chemical overload. You can dry out citrus peels from mandarins, oranges, grapefruit, cantaloupe, melons and lemons and store them in jars for future use. A cool way to jazz up plain ice-cubes is to add a small segment of citrus fruit to the water before putting the tray in the freezer. The refreshing zest will add flavour to the ice-cube plus they bring an attractive detail when presenting them in a tall glass or pitcher of lemonade.

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