If you’re into DIY, you probably know tons of uses for ordinary household objects to assist in many different ways in daily life.
In pursuit of that previous sentiment, we have compiled a list of uses of lemons that not even the most prolific DIY-ers might be aware of.
An all-natural all-purpose cleaner.
What you need to do is to peel a lemon and put it in 150 ml of vinegar. You should then leave that mixture for the night and the next day, pour 150 ml of water into the mixture to dilute it. You now have a pretty effective cleaner that is capable of cleaning anything inside your house.
Cutting board cleaner.
If you do this often, you know cleaning your cutting board is essential if you want it to have a longer life. To clean it, you should scrub it with a half lemon and salt. Then wait for around 15 minutes and repeat the scrubbing.
Shining your whites.
In order to really make your white clothes pop, all you need to do is soak your clothes in a mix of baking soda and lemon juice about 30 minutes before washing.
Give your nails a revitalizing bath. All you need to do is to soak them in warm water with some drops of lemon juice.
Lemon helps conceal freckles and age spots by making them lighter and much less evident. All you need to do is rub lemon slices on the affected areas.
Drinking a glass of a mix of lemon and honey in water will help in boosting digestion and improves your immune system.
A courtesy at a dining table.
While dining inside with company, it is always a classy move to provide a bowl of lemon water to wash fingers.
Freshening up the house.
Lemons are very effective in cleaning your fridge as a sponge soaked in lemon juice also combats the odor. You can also freshen the air of your house by adding lemon juice to your humidifier or your dishwasher when it’s empty, although you need to run the dishwasher first.
Tending to plants.
Lemons are very helpful whilst growing sprouts. Empty the lemon and then put the seeds inside. After that, just plant them in the ground, including the lemon peel.
Obliterating shoe smells.
Just leave a lemon peel in your shoe overnight and it will absorb the smell.
Making custom candle holders.
If you’ve ever been into DIY, you’ll appreciate this. You need to empty a lemon half and fill it completely with wax. Glue the wick to the bottom of your custom holder.
Providing nutrients and other health benefits.
Mixing lemon juice and baking soda is a gem, health-wise. It provides vitamin C, vitalizes the liver and reduces overall cholesterol. Mix lemon juice from a half lemon with a teaspoon of baking soda in water and drink every morning for no more than two consecutive weeks each month.
Cleansing stainless steel.
Cleaning stainless steel with lemons does wonders for your silverware.
Destroying berry stains.
When working with berries, your hands will undoubtedly get stained. To clean them, rub a lemon on the affected areas. If your clothes get stained, just soak them in lemon juice for a couple of minutes after washing.
Put lemon juice on the linings of your doorways and windows to keep ants out. For mosquitoes, put cloves in lemon halves.
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