Are you wondering what to do with extra lemons you have laying around? Besides whipping up tasty recipes, making lemonade and venturing to preserve them, lemons are mighty helpful out of the kitchen too.
Not only do lemons smell amazing but their natural acidity can work wonders on your skin and contribute to a cleaner home. Isn't that amazing?
Check out this list of 10 wonderful things you can do with lemon:
5 Things To Do With Lemon Around The Home
Makea simple furniture polish by mixing 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice with 1/2 cup of olive oil.
Or try this other DIY furniture polish recipe that blends vinegar and lemon juice:
FRESHEN THE FRIDGE
Get rid of foul odors in your fridge by soaking a sponge in lemon juice and placing it in the fridge for a few hours.
Repel insects by spraying fresh lemon juice on entrances and windowsills.
Shine pots and pans with a paste made of baking soda and lemon juice. This works especially well for copper pots.
Naturally bleach your whites by soaking them in lemon juice and baking soda for 30 minutes prior to washing.
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5 Things To Do With Lemon For Your Beauty
GET CLEARER SKIN
Before going to bed wash your face as usual but splash fresh lemon juice diluted with water to use as a toner. Rinse your face with cool water upon rising.
Here is a wonderful DIY lemon toner you can try:
SOOTHE DRY SKIN
Massage dry skin with a mix of lemon juice and olive oil. Rinse and enjoy the smooth feel.
Can you believe rubbing lemon under your arms can help keep you fresh all day long? It's a natural deodorant proven to work.
Drink warm water with a squeeze of lemon before breakfast to relieve constipation and kickstart your digestive system.
Get rid of dandruff by rinsing hair with two tablespoons of lemon juice in two cups of water post shampoo.