When Life Gives You Lemons

When life gives you lemons, there are lots of unusual ways to utilize them!
Lemons, like many other items found in your pantry have a plethora of unexpected uses.

Clean cutting boards:

The acid in lemon makes it an effective cleaner. Squeeze lemon juice on a stained plastic or wood cutting board, and scrub it with the lemon half. Let it soak in for 20 minutes, and rinse it with water. The cutting board will be disinfected, and the stains will be lighter, without introducing harsh chemicals that can seep into your food.

 

Revitalize Dry Brittle Fingernails:

Soak (nail polish free) fingertips in pure lemon juice for a couple of minutes and rinse well, before applying hand lotion. The lemon will lighten discolored nails making your hands look clean and fresh!

 

Soften Brown Sugar:

Adding a long strip of lemon peel to the bag of brown sugar will keep it moist and prevent it from hardening into an unusable lump.

 

Bathroom Cleaner:

A mixture of lemon juice and cream of tartar creates a natural version of “Soft Scrub.” The lemon is a great bleaching agent, and cream of tartar acts as a stabilizer.

Do you have any favorite uses for lemons?

photo: Glasshouse Images

 

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2 Responses to “When Life Gives You Lemons”

  1. Sean Breslin Says:

    I’m definitely going to try the one that cleans cutting boards…that’s awesome!

    I like using a lemon to freshen the smell of my garbage disposal.

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