However, did you know that lemons can do way more than just make things delicious? Their acidic properties do everything from boosting your immune system to making your hair bouncy and beautiful. Lemons are incredible for cleaning all areas of your home, removing stains, and even more amazingly useful tasks.
.1 Brighten Up Nails
Tired of maintaining your nails between manicures? All you need to do is mix baking soda and lemon juice until it forms a paste. Massage into your nails and cuticles, then rinse. Your nails will be shiny and fresh!
2. Give You Fresh Breath
Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice onto your tongue and swish it around in your mouth, swallowing the juice after a few swishes. This can lower the pH level inside your mouth and kill the bacteria that cause bad breath.
3. Make Things Shiny
If your copper pot is looking dull, all you need to do is scrub it with lemon juice and coarse sea salt, let it soak for 20 minutes, and boom! Your pot will look brand new. You can even brighten damaged chrome surfaces with lemon juice.
4. Keep Avocados From Browning
If you don’t want to eat the whole avocado, keep the leftover half fresh by placing a lemon slice or two over it to stop it from going brown.
5.Soothe Chapped Lips
Just like dry skin, chapped lips are hard to avoid in cool spring weather. Mix a teaspoon each of cream, lemon juice, and honey and rub it on your lips. Use this for a week and see your chapped lips disappear — naturally!
6. Heal Dry Skin
Cold winter winds can wreak havoc on your skin! Mix equal amounts of lemon juice and honey and apply on your face and neck. After 10 minutes, rinse off with cold water. Lemon contains hydroxyl acid, which is highly valued in many beauty products.
7. Remove Rust Stains
Apply lemon juice and salt directly to rust stains and allow them to soak in for 24 hours. Stains will disappear right after you rinse the lemon juice and salt residue away.
8. Revitalize Hair
Combine ¾ cup olive oil, ½ cup raw honey, and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Set aside. After shampooing your hair, towel dry and work the lemon juice mixture into your hair by combing it evenly throughout. Cover your hair with a plastic cap for ½ hour. Shampoo and rinse hair thoroughly.
9. Keep Bugs Away
When it’s chilly outside, insects often seek refuge in the warmth of homes, but lemons are an easy and eco-friendly deterrent for these unwanted pests. If you have ants, spray lemon water where you see them appear. For spiders, place bits of fresh lemon peel in dark corners or on windowsills. For insects attracted to clothing, push cloves into the peel of a new lemon and dry in the sun. After four to seven days, the lemon will be completely dry (depending on weather conditions) and will become a natural insect repellent perfect for wardrobes, cupboards, and suitcases.
10. Sanitize Your Microwave
Nuke half a cup of water with a half of a freshly squeezed lemon for five minutes. Afterwards, your microwave will be super easy to wipe down — plus, it’ll smell fresh.