While life may give you lemons, lemon as a citrus fruit has amazing superpowers. From removing odour and stains to cleaning your home, learn the benefits of lemons in keeping your home looking fresh.
1. For removing odour
- On your hands
The smell of garlic and onion often linger around your fingers after you have chopped them up. Remove this odour immediately by rubbing your fingers in a bowl of lemon water!
- On your chopping board
Similarly, the smells of garlic and onion are tend to be left behind on the chopping board after use. To get rid of the smell, cut up a cut lemon and rub it on the surface of the chopping board. Leave it to rest for at least 20 minutes and rinse it of after. No more garlicky smell left behind after anymore!
2. For cleaning
- Wooden chopping board
Always keep the hygiene of your wooden chopping board at check. Clean it thoroughly with the help of coarse sea salt and lemon. Simply sprinkle the sea salt on your chopping board and rub the surface with half a lemon. Finally, wipe the residue off and care for your board by oiling it. Spread edible oil over your board and wipe it with a paper towel. The main reason for oiling is for wood fibers to absorb the oil, preventing your board from soaking up other liquid that comes in contact.
Tip: Whenever your wooden board appears dry, oil them and keep them lasting forever.
- Metal surfaces such as copper and stainless steel
To polish metal kitchenware, similar steps follow through. Soak half a lemon in a bowl filled with coarse salt and water and rub the metal surface with the solution. A polished metal surface awaits you!
3. For removing stains
- On microwave ovens
Greasy and stubborn hard stains in your microwave oven can be a tough nut to crack. Prepare your own grease removal mixture by mixing approximately 4 tablespoons of lemon juice with a cup of water. Next, wipe your microwave surface with it to loosen any hardened stains. You’ll be surprised by how easily your stains are removed now!
- Clothes stains
If you have any stains on your clothes, soak the stained area in lemon juice for about half an hour. Simply rub off your stain after which!
4. For keeping ants at bay
As mentioned in our StyleMag article, “3 Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Ants Fast“, you can create your natural ant repellant spray using lemon juice. Ants are resistant to citric acid found in lemons and this keeps them!
Put the superpower of lemons to the test and let us know if it did work for you in the comments section below!