More than 20 things you would never think of doing with a lemon

We use lemon to garnish many dishes. Did you know, however, that this citrus can make your daily life easier?

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Not only is the scent of this citrus delicious and refreshing, but this fruit is also very practical for everyday hacks. Indeed, this citrus can help you clean your house, and give you some beauty routine help. It is also a great addition to many recipes. We propose that you discover more than 20 different things you can do with a lemon. After reading this article, you will never want to be without this bright citrus fruit!

22. Deodorize your garbage

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Keep your lemon rinds and put them under your garbage bag, in the can. The rinds will capture the bad odors. Do this once a week to keep your kitchen smelling good.

21. Refresh your room

Bedrooms can sometimes smell a bit stuffy and musty. To deodorize this room in your house, all you have to do is:

  • Take a lemon.
  • Cut it in 4.
  • Place it in a bowl.
  • Leave the bowl in your room all night.

You will be amazed by the results!

20. Deodorize your kitchen

Add a nice and natural perfume to your kitchen with these simple steps:

  • Cut a lemon into quarters.
  • Sprinkle the exposed flesh of the lemon quarters with some sea salt or Himalaya salt and place the lemons anywhere in your kitchen.

It’s the lemon and the salt that will absorb the unwanted odors from your kitchen. Both of these products will kill aerial viruses and bacterias as well as leaving a nice, clean scent!

19. Disinfect your house

Don’t waste your money on chemical cleaning products:

  • Mix the juice of 3 lemons with 2 tablespoons of Castille soap and half a teaspoon of sea salt in a bottle.
  • Add water to fill up the bottle and shake well.
  • Use it anywhere you like to kill germs and to keep your house clean.

18. Get rid of age spots

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To get rid of age spots, add some lemon juice on your spots and leave it there for 15 minutes. Rince it off. Don’t do this treatment more than once a week, or else your skin will get very dry.

17. Stay young and healthy

To fight against free radicals that cause wrinkles and to protect your healthy cells, drink water with lemon slices.

16. Wash your face

Wash your face with lemon juice. Why? This will give you a glowing complexion and get rid of blackheads.

15. Say goodbye to dandruff

Once a week, put 2 teaspoons of lemon juice on your hair and massage your scalp. You can finally say farewell to dandruff!

14. Get fresh breath

Once a week (don’t abuse of this hack or else you risk affecting your teeth enamel), rinse your mouth with lemon juice. This will prevent gum-bleeding and will also reduce toothaches. You will also have citrusy fresh breath. Lemons help fight against bacteria responsible for bad breath. Isn’t that fantastic?

13. Whiten your nails

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Are your nails more yellow than white? Here is how to whiten them:

  • Squeeze half a lemon into a bowl of hot water.
  • Soak your nails in the bowl for 5 minutes.
  • Scrub your nails with the zest of the lemon to whiten your nails and to make them stronger.

12. Clean your wooden cutting board

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Lemons are a powerful disinfectant. You can use it to clean your cutting board. Cut a lemon in half, and use the smooth part to clean the cutting board.

11. Keep your guacamole green

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You made guacamole for dinner and you want to bring some for your lunch the next day? Add a few drops of lemon to your dish to retain the vivid green color. You can also use this hack to prevent your apple slices from browning.

10. Clean your fruits and vegetables

Rid yourself of pesticides that are on your fruits and veggies by cleaning them with lemon juice. Spray them with a mixture of water and one tablespoon lemon juice.

9. Get smooth and soft elbows

It’s inevitable, we have all had very dry elbow skin. Here is the secret recipe to getting soft and smooth joints: mix lemon juice with baking soda and apply the mixture on your elbows. Rince them with water mixed with lemon and finish by massaging your elbows with olive oil. Dry them with a soft cloth.

8. Get rid of bad smells in your fridge

To get rid of bad smells from your fridge, soak a sponge with lemon juice and leave it in your fridge for a few hours. Before you do this hack, make sure you clean your fridge.

7. Descale your faucets

Scrub half a lemon on the faucets in your house. The marks will disappear immediately. You can also do this hack on your shower panels or your sinks.

6. Eliminate tough stains on your marble countertops

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Take half a lemon and dip it in salt. Scrub it against the tough stains. Wait a few months before doing this hack again, so to not damage the marble.

5. Get rid of berry stains on your hands

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Wash your hands that are full of berry stains with lemon juice. Wait 2-3 minutes then rinse your hands with lukewarm water and soap. Do this a few times.

4. Get rid of mold stains on your clothes

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Mix lemon juice with some salt to form a paste. Scrub the mixture on the mold stain and let it dry naturally. Do this a few times.

3. Start a fire

It might be hard to imagine, but it is possible to start a fire with a lemon, copper clips, zinc nails, some wire, and steel wool.

  • Put the copper clips in the fruit.
  • Add the zinc nails.
  • Interconnect the copper to the nails in diagonal.

Fix an isolated wire to the copper clip and zinc nail available.

Touch the two wires on a piece of steel wool to create a short-circuit. The steel wool will create heat.

Here is a video to help you achieve this trick

2. Add a nice fragrance to your dehumidifier

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Add 3 to 4 teaspoons of lemon juice in water of your dehumidifier. The scent will give a nice smell to your dehumidifier. Do this a few times a week.

1. Deodorize your armpits

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Wash your armpits and then add some baking soda mixed with lemon juice to give them a natural cleaning. These ingredients are very effective against bad odors.


Sources:

  • Sain et naturel
  • Aider son prochain
  • Cuisine et Santé
  • Boredpanda
  • DemicZone
  • astucesdegrandmere.net
  • amelioretasante.com