Lemons work wonders in deodorizing, cleaning and Laundry. How to use lemon in cooking, in skin care, first aid, etc.
Lemons are cultivated from the XVI century, after Christopher Columbus brought them to the New world. Due to the high content of vitamin C, they (along with lime) were highly valued as protectors against the development of scurvy. Vitamin C itself is a valid reason to hold a constant stock of lemons on hand, but these bright citrus fruits also contain antioxidants known as flavonoids that can help fight heart disease, cancer and inflammation.
How to use lemon rind and juice
Lemons just to include in your diet; they can be added to vegetable juices, used in salad dressings or lemon water and sprinkle them vegetables. In addition, you will be amazed at how much they have applications outside the kitchen.
In cases of domestic lemons can be real superstars of cleaning, skin care and more. We have collected more than five dozen ways to use lemons for all of them you can view below.
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Garbage — freeze lemon slices and vinegar in molds for ice. Place several frozen cubes in the trash, to clean and freshen it.
Refrigerator — soak a sponge with lemon juice and leave it in the fridge for a few hours; this works better than baking soda for removing odors.
Air freshener for the room — boil a pot of water and add the lemon rind, cloves and cinnamon sticks.
Humidifier — add lemon juice to the water in the humidifier, and then turn it on to deodorize.
Breath — Drink lemon water, it helps to freshen breath (after that rinse your mouth with plain water because lemon juice can destroy your teeth).
Trash cans — a Few lemon skins, attached to debris will help get rid of the smell.
Fireplace — dried citrus peel can be used as kindling in your fireplace, adding a wonderful flavor. Just let it dry for several days before use.
Hands — Add some lemon juice when washing hands with soap and water to remove bad output odors such as garlic.
Litter tray — Place the lemon slices in a bowl next to the tray to freshen the air.
Furniture Polish — Mix lemon oil, lemon juice and olive or jojoba oil to make a homemade polishing. RUB it with a cloth.
Microwave — although I don’t recommend cooking in a microwave oven, I understand that many use it. If you stained the walls of the furnace food, put it in a bowl of water, lemon juice and lemon wedges for three minutes. All at once it comes off.
Window — lemon juice removes grease and dirt from glass and Windows. Try to combine it with corn starch, vinegar, and water to prepare a phenomenal cleaner Windows.
Stains from hard water — wipe lemon pieces taps and shower. It will remove stains of hard water and leaves the furniture shiny.
Cutting boards — Sprinkle coarse salt on a cutting Board, then RUB it with lemon slice to freshen up and remove fat. This trick also works with wooden salad bowls and rolling pins.
Coffee maker — Run the cycle with clean water, then add the mixture of lemon juice and water in the tank. Leave it there for a while, and then run another cycle. Repeat this process, then run a cycle of plain water (you can wash the pot and filter to remove the taste of lemon).
Rust stains on marble — Sprinkle baking soda on the stain, then add lemon juice. Scrub and repeat if necessary, then wipe everything with a damp cloth.
Polishing brass and copper — mix lemon juice and vinegar (in equal parts), then apply a paper towel on brass or copper. Polish with a soft cloth to dry. Lemon juice can also be combined with baking soda to make a paste that will remove the tarnish.
Polishing silver Cutlery — mix one tablespoon of lemon juice, 1.5 cups of water and half a pack of milk powder. Soak the silver in the mixture overnight, then rinse and dry. In a pinch you can apply lemon juice on the tarnished silver and Polish it with a clean cloth.
The improvement of means for washing utensils — teaspoon of lemon juice added to the dishwashing detergent helps to break down fat and increases its efficiency.
Plastic containers — I recommend glass containers for food storage, but if you have plastic, and stains from food, wipe them with lemon juice and let them dry in the sun.
Toilet — add half a Cup of lemon juice in the toilet and then leave it for some time before cleaning, it will help to remove stains.
Drain — to unclog a drain, pour a pot of boiling water into the drain, then half a box of baking soda and 8-12 oz of lemon juice. Lemon juice and baking soda will react, creating a foam. Pour another pot of boiling water to break through the clog.
Shower doors — dip half slices of lemon in baking soda, then wipe her glass to remove water spots. Rinse and towel dry.
Universal cleaner — Mix water, baking soda, vinegar, lemon and lemon essential oil and get a wonderful cleaning tool for the kitchen or bathroom.
Grater for cheese — RUB half a lemon on a grater to remove the fat without damaging the sponge.
Hardwood floors — Mix lemon and vinegar, to prepare struggling with old mud non-toxic remedy for washing floors.
Gentle bleach — add lemon juice in hot water and saturate it in white linens, then wash as usual. You can also add half a Cup of lemon juice in the wash instead of bleach.
Stain treatment — Pour the lemon juice on the stains and then sprinkle salt. Scrub the contaminated area and rinse. This is good for stains in the armpits. Dry in the sun if possible for an even stronger stain.
Mold stains — apply a paste of lemon juice and salt on the stain, then let dry in the sun. Repeat as necessary.
Grease spots — Mix lemon juice with vinegar and apply to the stain. Let soak and then rinse.
Whitening tennis shoes — spray lemon juice on white sneakers, then dry them in the sun to whiten and freshen.
Prevent darkening of fruits and vegetables — Soak the apples, cauliflower, bananas, pears, potatoes and avocados in the bowl of cold lemon water to prevent darkening.
Relive withered salad — add the juice of half a lemon in a bowl of cold water, then soak the withered leaves of lettuce. Refrigerate for one hour, then dry crunchy leaves already.
Rice crumbs — To make the rice not sticking together, add a teaspoon of lemon juice in the water, while he prepares. Just stir it with a fork after that.
Ice cubes — put the lemon slices in ice cube trays to add a little flavor to your drinks.
Marinade — mix the lemon juice with your favorite oil and herbs to marinate the meat. The acidic lemon juice helps soften the meat to flavor the marinade could soak.
Replace the buttermilk — Add two tablespoons of lemon juice to a Cup of milk and leave for 15 minutes to make a buttermilk substitute.
Substitute sour cream To replace the sour cream add the lemon juice into the whipped cream and leave the mixture for 30 minutes.
The of peroxide — Mix lemon juice with almond or coconut oil, then apply it on your hair before you go in the sun. Lemon lightens your hair, and the oil will not allow it to dry.
Age spots and freckles — Apply lemon juice with a cotton swab to clean the spots and freckles.
Brightening moisturizing cream — Few drops of lemon juice mixed with coconut oil and applied as a cream, will help moisturize and lighten the skin.
Whitening of nails — Soak nails in a mixture of lemon juice and olive oil . While lemon juice brightens your nails, olive oil will help strengthen them.
Dandruff — massage two tablespoons of lemon juice into the scalp, then rinse with lemon water. Repeat as needed until no dandruff.
Acne — Naturally astringent lemon juice can help fight acne by applying it on the face twice a day. Leave it for 10 minutes each time, then rinse with cold water.
Exfoliating scrub — mix lemon juice, sugar, olive oil and honey makes a hearty scrub for face and body.
Lemon water provides you With vitamin C and potassium, improving digestion and strengthening immune system health.
Sore throat — the Lemon is both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent. Rinsing with lemon water can soothe a sore throat, while its consumption provides your immune system with vitamin C.
Peptic ulcer disease — Lemon juice has antifungal and antibacterial properties, so rinsing with a Cup of hot lemon water can speed up healing of ulcers.
Skin rash — Soak a cotton swab in lemon juice and apply it on the rash, for example, from poison ivy to relieve unpleasant symptoms.
Insect bites — lemon juice can reduce the swelling and itching from insect bites.
Cough — Drink hot lemon water with honey to reduce the formation of mucus and relieve cough.
Warts — anoint the warts with lemon juice, it will help to destroy them and speed up recovery.
Polishing leather shoes — Combine one part lemon juice with two parts olive oil, then apply to leather shoes. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then buff with a cloth.
Invisible ink — dip a cotton swab in lemon juice and write your message on white paper. After it dries, hold it up to a lamp or light to see the hidden message.
Disinfectant for jewelry — Add one tablespoon of lemon juice in 1.5 cups of water. Use a solution to disinfect the earrings and other jewelry, but do not use it on pearls or gold.
Repellent for insects Wash the floors with lemon juice and water, it will repel roaches and fleas. Spray concentrated lemon juice on the areas through which the ants enter the house. You can also put lemon peel at the entrance to ward off insects.
Spots on the fur of your pet To remove the pink or red spots around the eyes or mouth of your pet, apply a paste of baking soda and lemon juice and RUB into the fur. Leave for 10 minutes, then rinse. Be careful that the mixture does not fall into the eyes.
Stains from berries on hand — RUB a paste of corn flour and lemon juice in hand, leave briefly, then rinse, to remove stains from the berries.
Destroy weeds — Spray weeds with lemon juice, this non-toxic method of eradicating them.
Repellent for dogs and cats — if you want to scare the neighborhood dogs and cats from your yard, sprinkle the perimeter of the coffee grounds and lemon peel. Most animals do not like the smell and will go elsewhere.
Hardened brushes — Boil the lemon juice with a drop of water, then put the hardened brush. Let them stand for 15 minutes, then rinse with soap and water. After they dry, the bristles will become soft again.published econet.ru.
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