A lot of ordinary things you probably own already can be very helpful when it comes to doing a thorough clean of your home — you just need to know the correct ways to use them.
We have put together a list of 16 unusual uses for an ordinary lemon. They will help you look at this sour fruit in a whole new light!
1. Making all-purpose cleaner
Peel a lemon, pour 5 fl oz (150 ml) of vinegar over it and leave it overnight. In the morning, add 5 fl oz (150 ml) of water. That’s it! Pour the mixture into an empty spray bottle and use it as an all-natural cleaning solution throughout your home.
2. Cleaning your cutting board
Keep your cutting board clean and give it a long life using a halved lemon as a sponge and salt as a scrub. After this is done, leave the board for 10-15 minutes then repeat this procedure one more time.
3. Brightening whites
To get your white laundry the whitest it can be, soak it in a mixture of lemon juice and baking soda for at least half an hour before washing.
Prepare a rejuvenating bath for your nails to keep them strong and healthy. The recipe is very simple: just add a few drops of lemon juice to warm water.
5. Getting rid of freckles
Lemon can also help to lighten unwanted freckles or age spots. Just slice a lemon and gently rub it across your face.
6. Improving digestion
Drinking a glass of warm lemon water with honey in the morning on an empty stomach helps to improve digestion and boost your immune system.
7. Setting a table properly
When the table is set with foods to eat with your hangs, it is nice to provide small finger bowls filled with lemon water for washing fingers.
8. Refreshing the appliances
Try to wipe your fridge with a sponge soaked in lemon juice and you’ll forget about unpleasant smells. Using lemon, you can also make your own homemade air freshener. Just add lemon juice to the dishwasher when it’s empty and let it run a cycle or add a bit of lemon juice to the humidifier.