10 Reasons to Love Lemons
The bright sunny lemon is used throughout the world for both culinary and non-culinary use. This fruit, which was first native to Asia, offers a distinctive sour taste that makes it ideal in drinks and dishes, but its wonderful scent, along with the lemon’s concentration of acidic acid has give this powerhouse the ability to clean, freshen, and act as an antibacterial in the home.
Here are ten of our favorite reasons to love lemons, brought to you by HomeandGardenDesignIdeas.com.
- Although we often think of lemons in the summer, they can freshen a winter home, too. Add a few lemon peels to your fire to banish stagnant air and get ready for company.
- Remove tarnish from pots and have them sparkling in no time thanks to the lemon. Cut and dip the lemon in salt, then rub it on your cookware to make it gleam.
- Brighten your laundry whites with lemon. It has a natural bleaching agent that will effectively whiten and remove stains from clothing. Just soak your whites in a solution of lemon juice and water.
- Once, you could only save your woolens and natural fibers from moths using moth balls, but the aroma they left could leave a lot to be desired. Fortunately, the pests are also repelled by the scent of lemon, which shows they have bad taste. Hang a few dried lemon peels in your closet.
- Speaking of pests, ants are reluctant to cross a line of lemon juice. Drip a bit of lemon juice at the window sills, or wherever ants appear to deter them from taking up residence in your home.
- Lemon peel contains natural oils that are good for the skin. Add a whole lemon to your warm bath to reap the benefits.
- To eliminate stinky smells from the refrigerator, squeeze lemon juice on a cotton ball and place it in the fridge for several hours. You can also use a lemon juice soaked cotton ball to wipe down stubborn stains.
- Get the inside of your microwave clean and sanitized thanks to the amazing lemon. Mix three tablespoons of lemon juice into one-and-a-half cups of water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the solution for six minutes. The steam will soften any caked on bits of food, so a quick wipe is all that will be needed.
- Deodorize the garbage disposal by tossing in lemon peels. Do this at least once a month.
- Keep rice from sticking together when cooking by simply adding a teaspoon of lemon juice to the cooking water. Your rice will cook to a fluffy perfection.
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