5 things you need to know about lemons

You know, Italians love lemons. Such a lovely and sunny fruit, lemons can be used not only to season your salad or to make a refreshing, detoxifying, Vitamin C rich drink, they can be used in many other ways, especially the remaining parts after you have used the juice!!

I recently quite enjoyed reading an article regarding this subject made by BusyBee Cleaning Services on this subject. Lemons are unbelievably useful for cleaning, sanitizing, deodorizing, and even taking care of you. Plenty of useful ideas. Here are those I like more:

Move Over, Baking Soda: Lemons work wonders in deodorizing your refrigerator and are more economical than that box of baking soda. Remove any spoiled food from your fridge, soak a sponge in lemon juice, and place it in the unit for three to four hours. You’ll be surprised how nice everything smells once you’re done and guess what? Your sponge is now deodorized and sanitized, too.

Toss the Air Fresheners: Lemons also freshen your rooms better than those expensive and irritating (if you suffer from allergies) air fresheners. Trust me, this even works if you have pets. For tough odours, cut a few lemons in half, place them in a bowl cut side up, and set them in the offensive room for several hours. For a more permanent freshener, leave the lemons whole; they still freshen the air, and you can grab one when you need it for something else.

Don’t Scratch the Glass: If your coffee pot is showing its age and your wine decanter has an unhealthy purple hue, you probably need to do some cleaning. You could clean your glass serveware with detergent and a scrubber sponge, but you’ll scratch it. Rather, cut a lemon in half and rub the juice along the stained surface. Allow the juice to sit for several hours and then rinse to a sparkling-clean shine.

Brass Knuckles: Lemons also work wonders on your brass, chrome, copper, and stainless steel… anything! Again, you’re going to be using lemons and salt (or baking soda if you prefer), but this time, squeeze the lemon juice out of the fruit and mix it with the salt to make a paste. Apply the paste to what you’re cleaning, allow it to sit for a few minutes, rinse with warm water, and polish dry.

La Cucaracha: There’s nothing more horrifying than walking into your kitchen and seeing ants or roaches scurrying about. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze the juice directly on your windowsills and door thresholds. Cut up the rinds when done and toss them just outside the door. Identify any holes or cracks where the creepy crawlers are entering and squeeze lemon juice there, too. Mop your floors with lemon water.

So…. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and then use the remaining juice and rind in some amazing ways.

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Do you have any more suggestions on how to use lemons? Let us know! For now we definitely love using organic lemon peel powder in our lovely Green Clay & Lemon Mask!