Lemons, Lemons, Lemons
I love the smell of lemons and feel like I should be writing about this in April, not November as I associate them with a spring cleanse!
The first thing that comes to mind when I think about lemons is the health benefits of consuming them! Naturally, as a health coach and nutritionist, this would be my “go-to” staple in my fridge. But what is really cool is that we can do so much more with them!
Here are my top 10 favorite uses for lemons in the home!
Deodorize the fridge
After you have squeezed all the juice out of a lemon, cut up the rind and put it in a bowl in the fridge. Works just like baking soda!
Clean the Cheese Grater
Simply grate lemon rind on a grater to remove the oil residue from the cheese.
Deodorize the Garburator
A slice of lemon rind in the garburator keeps the smells away!….doesn’t quite rhyme like the apple and the doctor!
Cleaning the Microwave
Squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon into a small microwave-safe bowl and fill with water. Put it in the microwave and steam for 5 minutes. All the baked on bits should simply wipe away!
DIY Room Spray
Well, to be honest, I prefer to use Lemon Essential Oils as opposed to fresh lemons. Simply put several drops of lemon essential oil into a small spray bottle along with a teaspoon Witch Hazel and fill with distilled water. Voila….a fresh room.
Streak-free, clean windows! Here’s how. Combine 4 cups water with 1/2 cup white vinegar and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Mix and spray and wipe away!
Stainless Steel Sink Cleaner
Bring back the shine of your sink by making a paste of lemon juice and salt. Rub into the sink and rinse off. Dry for an extra shine.
Whiten your Whites
Mix together 1/2 cup lemon juice with 1-gallon hot water. Soak your whites for as long as needed.
Deodorize the Cutting Board
After you have thoroughly cleaned the cutting board, cut a lemon in half and rub the cut side over the board to sanitize and help reduce odors. Rinse and dry.
Deep Clean Your Hair
To remove that dulling buildup on your hair, mix 1 part lemon juice with 4 parts water. Rinse hair with the solution and then rinse out.