Use Lemon Zest to Moisten the Herb

Spring is in the air, flowers are starting to bloom, and 420 is just around the corner. You don’t want to be at 4:19 on April 20th only to find that your stash has run out. As the herb dries out, it loses its potency, not to mention how harsh it is on the throat and lungs.

I am here to tell you that all is not lost. There are some easy ways to rehydrate your weed by April 20th. And if there’s one thing I know about stoners, it’s that they’re always on top.

So before you toss dry, crumbly weed, let’s explain one of the most popular do-it-yourself grass rewetting methods you may not have tried before. All you need? A little citrus zest.

How to Moisten Grass with Lemon Peel

The citrus peel method for rehydrating weeds works with lemons, limes, and even oranges—it will work as long as the moisture trapped in the peel moves to your dried buds. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Place the dried herb in a resealable jar.
  2. Peel the citrus of your choice.
  3. Toss in the fruit peel along with the weed and reseal the jar. Note: Don’t put real fruit in the jar or you could just soak the weed in the juice and make a pretty nasty lemonade concoction.
  4. Allow air to enter (or “burp”) the jar once or twice over the next 24 hours.
  5. Enjoy rehydrated weed.

This process should not take more than a day. If you leave the weed in the skin for too long, you risk growing mold. Depending on your preference, the main effect and/or benefit of this method is that you lightly infuse your stash with a light citrus flavor.

In the future, your best strategy is to prevent weeds from drying out. Grass is best stored in a cool, dark and dry place. Avoid open air or direct sunlight, except, of course, when it’s time to put it to good use.


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