A couple of years back I first wrote a post about my love of lemons. There are so many great ways that you can use them around the house. My teen and I use them on an almost daily basis from using them to cook our favorite foods, to helping me clean, lemons come in handy.
1.Eliminate mineral deposits on chrome faucets. Rub lemon rind on the chrome and then rinse well. Dry and buff with a soft cloth. It really does get your faucets to shine. This weekend I was doing my fall clean and having a lemon handy was definitely a help.
2.If you apply lemon juice directly to soap scum and hard water deposits, the lemon juice will help dissolve them. You will have to let the lemon juice sit on the area for a few minutes.
3. Love that lemony scent? Have your home emanating with a soothing citrus scent by making lemon potpourri. Bake lemon slices on a cookie-drying rack in a 175-degree oven for four to six hours and then add to your potpourri mix. My teen keeps some in her room.
4. Use lemon juice with a little vinegar for quick clean ups around the house. I have a spray bottle just for this solution.
5.Cut a lemon in half and dip it in baking soda to scour sinks, bathtubs and cutting boards.
6.For cleaning pots and pans take a lemon and cut it in half. Sprinkle small amount of salt across the cut section. The lemon half can then be used to clean and shine the bottoms of pots and pans.
7. You can combine lemon and olive oil to make a great polish for your hardwood floors.
8.If are using vinegar as your main cleaner one problem is the vinegar smell that it can leave. Simply take a few lemon peels and add them directly to the vinegar solution. Be sure to twist them a few times to get the a strong lemon smell. The peels will will help neutralize the harsh vinegar smell.
9, You can add lemon juice to rice to prevent it from sticking and intensify its white color.
10. Remember that lemon juice is a natural tenderizer for meats, and when it comes to fish it does take away that fishy smell.
11. Float sliced lemons in a tub of warm water for a refreshing and stress-reducing soak. The lemon-infused water will soften skin, fight dandruff and strip away soap film and excess oils.
12. Before you throw out a lemon, rub it on your nails to whiten and strengthen them.
13. MY teen loves lemon in her ginger tea when she is not feeling well, she also adds a little bit of agave or honey.
14. My friend Julie from Coffee with Julie squeezes lemon on avocado with some fresh ground pepper for an awesome snack.
15. We also drink lots of lemon water which is supposed to be great for many things. Lemon water can pep you up. Long distance walkers and world travelers as well as explorers look upon the lemon as a Godsend. When they get tired they love having a lemon at hand. We also hear it has lots of other health effects so why not drink lemon water.
What are some of the ways that you use lemons at your house?