Lemon is the fruit of a hybrid tree called lemon (Citrina or Lemon) and belongs to the family of Citrus (Citrus). This fruit is mainly used for its juice, although it also uses the most fleshy part of the fruit and its bark, especially in cooking. Lemon juice contains about 5% citric acid, which gives lemons their characteristic sour taste and pH from 2 to 3.
Lemons are often served as lemonade or as a decoration for drinks such as iced tea or carbonated soft drinks with a slice either in the glass or on the lip. They are also used in the preparation of the Italian liqueur limoncello. A piece of lemon is also often added to the water to give a little flavor. Lemon juice is very much used in fish foods. In addition, it is widely used, along with other materials, for marinating meat before cooking. But can we use our lemons in other uses than the big ones?
Here are 25 and more clever uses of lemon:
Neutralizes the smell of the fireplace
Sometimes from our fireplace a bad, heavy smell emerges. Few lemon peels in the flames will change the atmosphere.
He treats the stains in the marble
Marble is a porous material that easily stains and destroys. If we can not clean with the conventional detergents the persistent stains we do the following: Cut a lemon in two, dip the flesh into salt and rub it on the stain. This must be our last solution because the lemon acid may make things worse. Rinse thoroughly after use.
Make a fragrant space
Flavor and moisturize the atmosphere of your home during the winter. If you have a fireplace, put an enamelled utensil over it, fill it with water and put lemon, orange peel, cinnamon sticks, spices and apple peel.
Neutralize the scents from your cat’s soil
You do not need to use some aromatic sprays to cover the scents from your cat’s dirt or to create a pleasant atmosphere in the bathroom. Cut two lemons, put them on a tray and soon the place will be flooded with a pleasant lemon scent.
Improve the smell of the humidifier
When your humidifier starts smelling badly, change the smell of three or four teaspoons of lemon juice in the water. Not only will it “erase” the bad smell, but it will improve the atmosphere in your space. Repeat every two weeks.
Clean the brass items
Flavor the black on the bronze, bronze or stainless steel objects. With a mixture of lemon juice and salt (or soda), cover the tanned surface. Leave for 5 minutes and then clean with warm water, rinse and polish. The same blend is ideal for cleaning stainless steel sinks.
Polished chrome plated surfaces
Treat metal salts and polish taps and other chrome surfaces by rubbing them with the inside of the lemon peel. Rinse and dry with a clean cloth.
Your potatoes do not tan
Potatoes and cauliflowers sometimes turn brown when boiling, especially when you wait … Make sure they stay white by throwing a teaspoon of lemon juice in the boiling water.
Refresh your refrigerator
The lemon absorbs the smells of the refrigerator. Throw some lemon juice into cotton or a soap and leave it in the refrigerator for several hours.
Polish the dull aluminum
Rub dull aluminum utensils with the inside of the lemon peel and clean with a soft cloth.
It does not stick rice
When boiling rice, pour a little lemon juice so that your rice turns and does not turn into a single sticky mass
Clean the cutting surfaces of your kitchen
After chopping onions, garlic, meat, fish and other materials with a strong odor rub the surface with your lemon juice.
Maintain the green color of guacamole
You have made a tasty guacamole before the party and you do not want to blacken it before the guests arrive. Sprinkle it freely with lemon juice and it will remain fresh and green. The same applies to your fruit salads.
Give crisp texture to the “weedy” lettuce
Do not throw your “softened” lettuce into the waste bin. With a little lemon you can make a delicious salad. Put half a lemon in a bowl of cold water. Put your lettuce in and let it cool for an hour. Dry the leaves of lettuce and put them on the salad or sandwich.
Remove the insects from the kitchen
You do not need insecticides to get rid of domestic ants.
Spray with lemon juice the corners and the doors. Also scrape off a few lemon peels outside the entrance: the ants will understand that they are undesirable, as well as fleas and cockroaches.
Clean the microwave oven
Is the microwave filled with fermented food? You can clean it without scraping the surface by mixing three tablespoons of lemon juice in one and a half glasses of water and put them in a deep dish. Turn your oven to a high temperature for 5 to 10 minutes and the hydrates will soften the dried residue. Clean with a soft cloth.
Give a pleasant scent to the garbage bin
If the waste bin smells unpleasantly throw the bottom of the lemon and orange peel.
Blend delicate fabrics
Traditional bleach can stain our clothes in the washing machine due to the contact of the metal parts with water. Soak delicate clothes in a mixture of lemon juice and soda cook for half an hour before washing. Dissolved in water or neat, lemon juice is considered to be an excellent bleach for your clothes and gives them a wonderful fresh scent.
Remove the “hidden” stains
Clean the stains under the armpit with a mixture of lemon juice (or white vinegar) and water.
Boost the detergent of the washing machine
Add a glass of lemon juice to the detergent to remove stains from metal or rust.
Remove the mold from the clothes
Make a lemon-salt mixture and rub the moldy surface of the cloth. Then dry in the sun. Repeat until stain is gone.
As a beauty product
Before resorting to expensive cosmetics try to put lemon juice in spots or freckles on your face. Leave for 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
Make light decapitations
To blush the hair in your hair add a quarter of a glass of lemon juice to three quarters of water and spread. Then sit in the sun. Repeat daily for one week.
Clean and whiten your nails
Add the half lemon juice to a glass of warm water and put your fingers in for 5 minutes. Then rub them with the lemon peel and forget the manicurist.
Clean your face
Lemon juice is ideal for cleaning and exfoliating your face, as well as removing black spots.
Refresh your breath
Citric acid in lemon juice kills bacteria that cause bad breath. Wash mouth with lemon juice and rinse with plenty of water.
Massage the scalp with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and rinse. Then mix a spoon of lemon juice in a glass of water and repeat. The dandruff will disappear.
Did you hit? Put a few drops of lemon on the wound and kill the germs.
Soften the damaged edges
Are your hands hardened? Do your feet hurt? Massage with a mixture of lemon and water. Then massage with olive oil and clean your ends with a soft cloth.
Lemon also eliminates warts and rashes.