Ways to use lemon that will make your life easier! 33



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Lemons are almost always in season, so get the most out of a big batch by knowing these tips and tricks! They are easy to do and make a very big difference!

Remove odours from the fridge – Soak a piece of cotton wool or tissues in lemon juice, rub over any stains on shelving and leave it in the fridge for 12 hours.

Clean cutting board naturally – slice a lemon in half and rub the open side onto the chopping board thoroughly. Rinse with warm water and stains, germs and odours should be removed.

Insect repellent – squirt lemon juice along windowsills and any door tracks to deter ants. Create a mixture of 1 part lemon juice to 1.5 parts water and 1 part vinegar in a spray bottle and spray outdoor areas to prevent insects.

Clean your microwave – Clean your microwave by pouring 1 part lemon juice and 2 parts water into a microwave proof bowl. Microwave on high for five minutes letting the steam to moisten gunk and then wipe the roof, sides and floor of the microwave with a cloth.

Treat a sore throat – An old wives tale is to gargle lemon juice to treat a sore throat just as you would salt. It is believed to kill any bacteria and infections.

Mouthwash – Use lemon juice for gargling or to “swish and swallow” to keep your breath fresh for longer. Swallowing will help to kill bacteria.

Prevent moths – Stick cloves into a ripe lemon and place in a wardrobe. The lemon won’t rot but will instead dry out creating an odour that is pleasant to us but deters the moths.

Brighten white clothes and remove stains – Make a solution of lemon juice, baking soda and water and allow clothes to soak in it before washing to brighten them. To remove stains make the solution a thick paste by adding less water and paste onto stains. Leave to dry before washing as usual.

Prevent rice from going sticky and gloopy – Mix one tablespoon of lemon juice into your rice to prevent this from happening – simple!

Make scented sachets – Dry lemon peels and pop them into a small breath-easy bag. Tie them up and use as scented draw liners!


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  1. 1/2 lemon juice in warm water 1st thing in morning great for the body. Also great for heart burn.

  2. Lemon juice on salads, replacement for Salt, on sea food!!! Don’t let go to waste squeeze and freeze!!!

  3. lemons are a winner with me, as a child my mum had a huge common lemon tree in the back yard, we would pick them and eat them together on the back step. I ate so many lemons when pregnant that my son is allergic to them

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