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22 Uses for Lemon Peels

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For Beauty

19. Lighten age spots
Many folk remedies suggest using lemon peel to help lighten age spots–apply a small piece to the affected area and leave on for an hour. You can also try one of these 5 natural ways to lighten age spots.

20. Soften dry elbows
Use a half lemon sprinkled with baking soda on elbows, just place your elbow in the lemon and twist the lemon (like you are juicing it) for several minutes. Rinse and dry.

21. Use on your skin
Lemon peels can be very lightly rubbed on your face for a nice skin tonic, then rinse. (And be careful around your eyes.)

22. Make a sugar scrub
Mix 1/2 a cup of sugar with finely chopped lemon peel and enough olive oil to make a paste. Wet your body in the shower, turn off the water and massage sugar mix all over your skin, rinse, be soft! You can also try any of these 5 simple homemade sugar scrubs as well.

Also see: 13 Ways to Use Cucumbers, 35 Tips to Give Kitchen Trash a Second Life, 23 Ingenious Uses for White Wine Vinegar

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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11:21AM PST on Dec 25, 2013

Great tips,thanks for sharing

6:42AM PST on Dec 21, 2013

Great info ! Thank you.

2:48PM PDT on Oct 18, 2013

Great ideas!

1:19AM PDT on Sep 27, 2013

Lemons rock! :)

5:08AM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

Love lemons!! :)

6:49AM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

Thank you. Good to know!

10:53PM PDT on Sep 19, 2013

We use a lot of Lemons! Thank You

8:28AM PDT on Sep 19, 2013

Thank you for the article

5:25AM PDT on Sep 19, 2013


1:32AM PDT on Sep 19, 2013

Thank you :)

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