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More than just lemonade: Here’s how to turn lemons into, well, everything.

Updated: Apr 8, 2022


By ALEXIS ROCHESTER


Lemons are one of the coolest, most versatile foods; You can clean with it, use it on your skin and it is fantastic for your health.


I recently shared a few Instagram reels and stories on all the things I am doing with lemons this season, and everyone loved it and I thought readers of Beneath the Surface News would enjoy some lemon tips too.


You can head to our blog post to get even more ideas on using lemons around your home.

For now, here are some of my favorite tips:

1. MAKE LEMON INFUSED RUBBING ALCOHOL


Peel the rinds from lemons and create one of our most popular posts to date on Chemistry Cachet. This lemon infused rubbing alcohol is the coolest cleaner and can be used in many different homemade cleaners too.


2. CREATE AN EASY ROOM SPRAY


Lemons show up again in this super easy DIY room spray recipe. By infusing the lemon rings into witch hazel, you get this fresh smelling spray.

3. FEED PLANTS WITH LEMON POWDER


If you want a really neat, free thing to make with lemon peels, try lemon powder. Here is our tutorial on making it. Sprinkling lemon powder around plants is a great way to deter bugs, but also add in some vitamins and minerals to the soil around plants.


4. ADD IT TO HOMEMADE SOFT SCRUB


This lemon powder can also be used for cleaning. You can add some to things like our DIY soft scrub recipe. It adds an additional scent, cleaning aspect plus some scrubbing power too.

5. MAKE A REALLY HEALTHY SMOOTHIE


I love adding lemon to smoothies! There are so many health benefits! Try this great lemon collagen smoothie. This is great for glowing skin!


6. USE IT ON SKIN


If you know how to use it right, you can actually save some lemon peels or lemon juice and safely use it on your skin for various things. We have a great blog post sharing all of the amazing benefits of lemon for your skin! Make sure you read this post thoroughly though to make sure you use the lemon properly.

7. CLEAN YOUR MICROWAVE


Lemon is one of the main ingredients in our DIY microwave cleaner. The lemon enhances the vinegar in this solution, and it is magical! Save a lemon next time you buy some and try this recipe.


Alexis Rochester is an investigative chemist, blogger and founder of Chemistry Cachet. She shares science-based skin care, cleaning, gardening and health tips. She was diagnosed with RA at age 10, so she has a passion for pain management tips and research, along with sharing her journey through this disease. When she’s not writing for Chemistry Cachet, she is taking Pilates or Barre classes, and also received her Barre teaching certification this year! She grew up in Stephenville and recently moved back with her daughter, husband and bulldog. You can find her posting pictures and fun stories daily on Instagram. Also look for Chemistry Cachet on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn.






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