Not only is lemon a great fruit whose scent is delicious and refreshing, but it is also very practical. Indeed, this particular citrus can help you clean your house or give you a hand in your beauty routine. It is also a nice addition to several recipes.
We got to 15 uncommon things to do with lemon.
17. Refresh a room
The bedroom sometimes has a tendency to smell a bit “stale”. To deodorize the unpleasant smell in the room in your home, simply:
- Grab a lemon.
- Cut in four pieces.
- Place in a bowl.
- Leave the lemon in the bowl overnight.
You will be surprise by the result.
16. Start a fire
It’s hard to believe, but it’s true, you can start a fire with a lemon, copper clips, zinc nails, wire and steel wool. Here’s how to do it:
- Insert copper ties in the lemon.
- Add zinc nails.
- Connect the copper to the nails in a diagonal.
15. Attach an insulated wire to the free copper clamp and one to the free zinc nail.
Touch a piece of steel wool with two wires to create a short circuit. Heat will be created by the steel wool.
14. Here is a tutorial video to help you with that hack.
13. Deodorize your smelly kitchen
Perfume your kitchen in a natural way by following these steps:
- Cut your lemon in 4 pieces.
- Sprinkle the wedges with sea salt or Himalayan salt on the exposed flesh of the lemon and place the pieces in the center of the kitchen.
It is lemon and salt that will absorb the unwanted odors of your kitchen. Both of these products will kill viruses and bacteria in the air and leave a pleasant scent in your kitchen.
12. Disinfect your home
Do not spend money on disinfectant chemicals:
- Mix the juice of 3 lemons with two tablespoons of Castile soap and half a teaspoon of sea salt in a bottle.
- Fill with water and shake well to mix the solution.
- Use anywhere you want to kill germs and keep your kitchen clean.
11. Get rid of your age spots
To remove age spots, put the lemon juice on your spots and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse your skin. Do not do this treatment more than once a week, otherwise you may dry out your skin.
10. Stay young and healthy
To fight free radicals that cause wrinkles and protect your healthy cells, drink a lot of water with lemon slices.
9. Clean your face
Wash your face with lemon juice. Why? Because it clears the complexion of the skin and helps to remove blackheads.
8. Say goodbye to dandruff
Once a week, put 2 tbsp of lemon juice on your hair and massage your scalp. You can finally say goodbye to dandruff!
7. Have a fresh breath
Once a week (do not over use this trick, otherwise you may affect the enamel of your teeth), rinse your mouth with lemon juice. This will prevent bleeding gums and this will reduce toothaches. You will have a lemony breath. Lemon helps fight the bacteria that cause bad breath. Isn’t it fantastic?
6. Whiten your nails
Your nails are more yellow than white? Here’s how to whiten them:
- Squeeze half a lemon into a bowl of hot water.
- Dip your nails in there for 5 minutes.
- Rub your nails with the zest of this same lemon so that they are whitened and strengthened.
5. Clean your cutting board
Lemon is a powerful natural disinfectant. You can use it to clean your cutting board. You only have to rub your cutting board with a half of lemon. Don’t forget to rinse with water, otherwise your food will taste lemon.
4. Preserve the color of your guacamole
You made guacamole for dinner and want to bring it for lunch the next day? Add a few drops of lemon in your dish to keep its beautiful color. You can also use this trick to prevent your apple slices from turning brown.
3. Wash your fruits and vegetables.
Get rid of pesticides on your fruits and vegetables by washing them with lemon juice. Spray them with a mixture of water and a c. lemon juice.
2. Remove bad smell in your refrigerator
To get rid of bad smell in your refrigerator, soak a sponge in some lemon juice and put it in there few hours. Make sure, of course, to wash your fruits and vegetables first if there are close to the lemony sponge.
1. Descale your faucet
Rub ½ lemon against the dirty part of your faucet. The dirt will disappear immediately. This trick can be used to clean the walls of the bath or a sink.
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