A lot of ordinary things you probably own already can be very helpful when it comes to doing a thorough clean of your home — you just need to know the correct ways to use them.
We have put together a list of 14 unusual uses for an ordinary lemon. They will help you look at this sour fruit in a whole new light!
1. Making all-purpose cleaner
Peel a lemon, pour 5 fl oz (150 ml) of vinegar over it and leave it overnight. In the morning, add 5 fl oz (150 ml) of water. That’s it! Pour the mixture into an empty spray bottle and use it as an all-natural cleaning solution throughout your home.
2. Cleaning stainless steel
Lemon peels and baking soda will make your stainless steel shine.
3. Making candle holders
Halves of lemon, lime or orange are great, nice-looking materials for making your own unique candle holders. You need to remove the pulp and fill the halves with melted wax. And don’t forget about the candle wick! Glue it to the bottom of your candle holder.
4. Getting rid of shoe odors
Leave fresh citrus peel in your shoes overnight to absorb odors.
5. Growing sprouts
Lemons can also be used for growing sprouts. Squeeze the juice and put the seeds into the lemon half. Then plant the seedling in the ground together with a lemon pot.
6. Refreshing the appliances
Try to wipe your fridge with a sponge soaked in lemon juice and you’ll forget about unpleasant smells. Using lemon, you can also make your own homemade air freshener. Just add lemon juice to the dishwasher when it’s empty and let it run a cycle or add a bit of lemon juice to the humidifier.
7. Setting a table properly
When the table is set with foods to eat with your hangs, it is nice to provide small finger bowls filled with lemon water for washing fingers.