Most of us can agree that lemons are great for summertime drinks and dessert bars, but these little yellow fruits are great for so much more than that! From helping you keep your home clean naturally to keeping your skin looking youthful, lemons are certainly not just for eating these days! These 10 unusual uses for lemons prove that!
10 Unusual Uses for Lemons
Moisten dry skin: Slice lemons thinly (not so thin they flake apart) and lay on an area of dry skin. The juice from the lemon will help naturally moisten the skin making it less flakey!
Soothe bug bites and scratches: Lemons have antibacterial properties so using a drop or two of lemon juice on bug bites or scratches can help them heal quicker!
Stronger and whiter nails: Mix a few tablespoons of lemon juice with a cup of vinegar and soak your fingernails in it. Not only will it whiten them, but it will strengthen them as well!
Rice that doesn’t stick: The next time you’re cooking rice, add a tablespoon of lemon juice to the water. Your rice won’t stick together making for a perfectly cooked dish!
Reduce blackheads and pimples: Dab lemon juice on a blackhead or pimples and let sit overnight. In the morning, wash your face like normal. Your pimple should be gone!
PMS Relief: For those that Mother Nature visits with a vengeance, a few drinks of pure lemon juice can be a relief for heavy symptoms. This should help with cramping as well as heavy flow and other nasty’s that can come with it.
Mold Remover: Spray lemon juice on mold for a quick way to remove it. Once the lemon juice has sat for a bit, clean the mold then wipe it down again with lemon juice and vinegar to disinfect.
Keep sliced food from browning: Cut potatoes, apples, avocados and more will all brown if they’re left to the air too long. Dip each slice in lemon juice to keep them looking fresh and their natural colors.
Natural Stain Removers: Add 1 cup of lemon juice to your laundry for a natural scent booster and stain remover. Your whites will come out sparkling when you use this!
Smelly hands from foods: Hands smell like onions? Dip them in a sink filled with lemon juice and water for a few minutes then wash like normal. The smells will be gone!
Now that you’ve read 10 Unusual Uses for Lemons, what are some other ways that you use lemons in your house?