Do you know that besides being a tasty fruit, lemon has many more positive qualities? Here are some of them:
The mixture of lemon juice and baking soda became a great product to clean and scrub your body. Treat places with rough skin by using a sponge soaked in citrus juice.
If you are burned by the scorching sun, mix lemon juice with a little water and brush areas with redness. You will immediately feel its cooling effect.
Delay darkening of the fruit
When peeled or cut fruits and you do not want them to brown too quickly, sprinkle them with a few drops of lemon juice to preserve their fresh appearance and flavor for longer.
Polishing chrome and copper
Take half a lemon and soak it in salt or baking soda. Then clean the worn or contaminated chrome and copper surfaces.
Let them stay for about five minutes, then rinse, dry with a soft towel and enjoy their new hue.
Citric acid instills absolute fear in the most insects. If annoying bugs want to take over your home, you will be able to stop their invasion as peel the lemon and cut it into slices. Put the slices in places and corners where pests appear.
If the air in your home during the winter is too dry, you can solve this problem by boiling a pot of water in which you have added several slices of lemon. Then let the aromatic vapors hem moist, yet to perfume the air around you.
Removing bad smell in the fridge
This yellow fruit is ideal cleaner of any grease, but also eliminates the smell of onions and garlic household utensils.
What we need to do here is to squeeze half a lemon on the cutting board or kitchen respective vessel to leave aside a few minutes, and then rinse it well.
Remove stains from clothes
The lemon juice can remove harmless stains on your clothes. The actions are as follows: sprinkle a few drops of lemon on the stain rubbed with a sponge or cotton and wash.
Microwave oven cleaning
Lemon juice helps flawlessly and is used for microwave oven cleaning. For this purpose, mix four tablespoons of juice with one cup of boiling water. This mixture breaks fast all stubborn smudges and dried-foods.
To remove the greasy stains from oven walls and door, heat a bowl of lemon juice for 30 minutes at 250 degrees C. Leave the oven to cool down and then take a clean damp cloth. Clean all the walls with the oven. If the oven is highly contaminated, repeat the procedure several times.
There are various methods for oven cleaning with lemon. Our second suggestion is to spread some baking soda at the bottom of the oven. Then cut a lemon into halves and use them to scrub the surface. Not only you will clean the oven in the most natural way but you will remove the unpleasant odor from it. After you are done with this oven cleaning method, you will enjoy incredibly fresh kitchen! Try it!
Our third oven cleaning advice with the help of lemon is the following: mix vinegar and lemon juice in portions 2:1. Pour the solution in spray bottle for easier application. Spray the oven door and the bottom side of the oven and leave the solution to act for 5-10 minutes. After that spread some baking soda on top of the solution and leave it for another 10 minutes. Then take clean cloth and wipe the oven. Usually there will be no need to scrub the oven to remove the greasy stains.
Here’s our final suggestion: take a heat-resistant bowl and fill it with water. Squeeze some lemon juice in it and place the bowl in the oven. Heat the oven for 30 minutes and after that, wipe the oven with damp cloth.
Besides lemon, you can use baking soda, diluted in water for oven cleaning. Apply the mixture in the oven and cover its walls. After that, pour some white vinegar on it and leave it to act for 20-30 minutes. Grease will be removed easily, without rubbing.
Additional applications of lemon
You can easily remove the unpleasant smell from the refrigerator by placing half a lemon in it.
To clean the grills and barbecues you can use lemon juice and salt.
Lemon helps to clean your hands after house cleaning. Wash your hands thoroughly with water and lemon juice; the smell of cooking will disappear.
Lemon is a great tool for cleaning glass surfaces. With it you can clear glasses, tables, and even windows. Concentration is water, lemon juice - 10: 1.