When Juicing Lemons, Don’t Discard the Seeds: Discover Their Valuable Uses

When Juicing Lemons, Don't Discard the Seeds: Discover Their Valuable Uses

If you’ve been tossing away lemon seeds, it’s time to start saving them and unlock their hidden potential.

Learn How to Use Lemon Seeds

Lemons are citrus fruits highly prized for their distinct flavor and versatility in cooking and household tasks. They are packed with vitamin C and their natural acidity aids digestion and reduces bloating, making them a valuable addition to your diet. Lemons have been cherished for centuries due to their origins in Asian countries and their widespread presence in the Mediterranean.

While lemons are commonly used in cooking to add flavor to dishes, craft sauces, and enhance desserts with their zest, we often overlook their seeds. Instead of discarding lemon seeds, let’s explore how to make the most of them.

After using a lemon, set aside its seeds and rinse them thoroughly with room temperature water using a strainer. Place them on a paper towel to dry. With the help of tweezers, gently remove the outer skin covering the seeds.

Next, take a small container, such as a yogurt pot, and fill it with damp cotton. Place the seeds within the cotton and let them sit for at least a week. After about seven days, you’ll notice a small shoot emerging from the seed.
lemon seeds within the cotton

Keep the cotton and the environment moist to encourage the sapling’s growth until it develops tiny roots. At this stage, transplant the seed into a small pot filled with a mixture of soil and perlite for well-drained soil. Once planted, the shoot still requires care. Keep it in a well-lit, warm area away from drafts. Ensure the soil remains consistently moist, and let nature work its magic, giving you a mature lemon tree that will eventually yield juicy fruits.

Creating a Natural Perfume

Lemon seeds have more uses beyond growing new plants. You can also craft a natural perfume for your drawers and cabinets. Unlike other methods, this one retains the seeds’ natural scent even after rinsing.

Simply place the seeds in a small canvas bag and use them to add a delightful lemon fragrance to your drawers, cabinets, or rooms, such as the bathroom. During the winter, hang the bag near a radiator to release the delightful lemon aroma. The possibilities are endless when it comes to making the most of these versatile citrus seeds.
lemon perfume