Here are 10 Great Uses For Lemons
When life gives you lemons, forget making lemonade or putting them in your tacos! We are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons. We use it in our meal prep, to add flavor to our food and drinks and to soothe sore throats, however lemons can be used for so much more. Here are 10 great uses for lemons that you’ve never thought of. I found these online and thought “how come I never thought of doing that?!?!” so I figured I would share these with everyone.
Refrigerator Odor E-LEMON-ator
Remove refrigerator odors by using some lemon juice on a sponge and leave it in the fridge for several hours. Make sure to toss out any malodorous items that might be causing the bad smells.
Prevent Fruits and Veggies from Browning
Cauliflower and apples tend to brown fairly quick. Make sure to prevent browning by squeezing a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice on them while you are prepping a meal or dessert.
Cutting Board Clean
You really don’t put much thought into your cutting board collecting smells from foods you are chopping like onions or garlic and fish. To prevent your cutting from collecting different smells and to help sanitize the board, rub half a lemon on the cutting board. Then wash it with soap and warm water. Bye Bye fish smell!
Keep insects out of the kitchen with a quick lemon treatment. Squirt some lemon juice on the door thresholds and windowsills. Then squeeze lemon juice into any holes or cracks where you usually see ants crawl out of. Lastly, scatter small slices of lemon peel around the outdoor entrances to send out a clear message of unwelcome. Lemons also work on roaches and fleas. Use four lemons and mix the juice along with rinds with 1/2 gallon of water and wash your floors with it. Roaches and fleas hate the smell and will leave.
Clean and whiten your nails without a manicurist. Add the juice of half a lemon to one cup of warm water and soak your fingertips in the mixture for five minutes. Push back your cuticles, rub some lemon peel back and forth against your nail and done.
Marble Stain Remover
Get rid of those tough stains from your marble floors and counters. Most people think that marble is a stone, but really it’s petrified calcium making it porous and easy to stain or damage. Cut a lemon in half, dip the exposed flesh into some table salt, and rub it vigorously on the stain. Use this treatment as a last resort for those tough stains only. Acid in the lemons can damage the marble, make sure to rinse well after use.
Bye Bye Moth Balls
Forget the moth balls, those things smell yucky! Take a ripe lemon and stick it with cloves all over the skin. The heavily studded lemon slowly dries with the cloves leaving a marvelous odor throughout the closet and room.
If you have a wart on your hand or foot and you’ve tried countless remedies to banish the wart, try applying a dab of lemon juice directly to the wart with a cotton swab. Repeat for several days until the acids in the lemon juice dissolve the wart completely. No need for those harsh chemicals.
Smelly Cat Litter Box?
Neutralize cat-box odor by cutting a couple of lemons in half, then place them (cut side up) in a dish in the room, and the air will soon smell lemon fresh.
Clean a messy microwave by boiling four tablespoons of lemon juice with a cup of water. The mixture will loosen dried food particles on the interior microwave surfaces and allow you to wipe them away easily. It will also give it a clean smell.
Via True Activist