Cool Hacks You Can Do With a Lemon

"If life gives you lemons, make lemonade!" Everyone knows this popular saying. But lemonade is not the only use you can make of this incredible fruit. Lemons have numerous uses, ranging from being an ingredient in delicious foods to cleaning your home. Check out some of the lemon tricks you can use in your daily life.

Repel Insects

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Image Credits: Pinterest/Elvira

To get rid of mosquitoes that bother you at home, get a lemon and stick some cloves in it. This smell will scare them off, functioning as a natural repellent. Just spread it around the house or garden. Simple, cheap and fragrant!

Whiten White Clothes

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Image Credits: Studio MD2

Put a cup of lemon juice in the washing machine water; the lemon will make the white of the clothes much stronger. Of course, this tactic only applies to white clothes. So, do not mix other colors of clothing when doing this wash.

Armpit Odor Remover

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Image Credits: Youtube/ Centar Aura Poreč

In addition to being a natural bleach, lemon is a powerful anti-bacterial and antiseptic agent, and it also removes armpit odor. And to remove dead skin cells, gently rub a slice of lemon on your skin for a few minutes, leaving the lemon juice in your armpits for 10 minutes and then wash the area thoroughly.

Remove Stains From Fruits and Vegetables

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Image Credits: Pixabay/ivabalk

Several fruits and vegetables have an extremely strong color that can even stain your hands for a while. If you wash your hands with lemon juice, the stains of these fruits can disappear almost completely in a few seconds.

Grow Seedlings

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Image Credits: Pinterest/CountryLivingMagazine

Before planting any type of plant in the yard or flower bed, it is good to plant a sprout in some smaller pot. The lemon without the bagasse and the juice play the role of a totally organic vase, and using it will make it easier to transport your plant to the new pot.

Improve Digestion

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Image Credits: Flickr/MarcoVerch

Drinking a mix of water, lemon, and honey on an empty stomach every morning, improves your digestive system. The recipe is half a lemon, a spoon of honey, and the rest of the glass of boiling or warm water.

Make Natural Detergent

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Image Credits: Pxfuel

With the peels of a lemon, 150 ml of vinegar, and letting it rest for an evening, you can have an excellent natural detergent. After resting, add 150 ml of water and you can use it to clean all surfaces in your home. It is recommended to use a spray for this.

Removing Blackheads

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Image Credits: PickPik

Lemons are antibacterial, so they help to treat acne. Cut a slice and squeeze over the skin of the face, soon the blackheads will disappear. But be careful! It is essential to wash the affected area with soap and water, as, as we said above, lemon is acidic and can burn the skin. Do not go out in the sun under any circumstances before washing the area treated with lemon.

Teeth Whitening

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Image Credits: Unsplash

When mixing the lemon juice with baking soda, make a kind of "paste" and rub it on your teeth with the help of a cotton swab. Then spread it with the toothbrush and rinse. Your teeth will be whiter without you damaging them with toxic products.

Lightening Skin Spots

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Image Credits: Pexels

Yes, along with a small amount of coconut water, a few drops of lemon can help lighten stains. Mix the two ingredients and apply them on the dark spots. Coconut water will hydrate your skin while the lemon will lighten. Do not forget that washing the areas with soap and water is extremely important.

Skin Exfoliation

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Image Credits: Piqsels

Use the lemon juice over your lips before going to bed, and remember to wash the area in the morning, removing the dead cells. It is important to remember that this procedure should not be done if there are wounds in the region.

Nail Strengthener

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Image Credits: Pxfuel

Mix olive oil and lemon, making a nail strengthening natural nail polisher. In addition to helping to strengthen your nails, it will decrease dryness and yellowing of it too. To store this mixture, just use one of your empty nail polish flasks or an old dropper.

Clean Stainless Steel Cookware

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Image Credits: Needpix

Squeeze the lemon juice into the pan and leave for 15 minutes. Then just wash the pan as you usually do, and the stains will disappear. This hack is great for those who have greasy pots at home and want to clean them easily

Clean Cheese Grater

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Image Credits: Needpix

Cleaning a cheese grater may not be an easy task because many of the holes in the grater are full of cheese grease and dirt. To get rid of this problem, cut the lemon in half and use one of the halves to clean, passing it inside and out. The lemon will remove all the fat left by the dairy.

Cutting Board Cleaning

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Image Credits: Pikrepo

Throw salt all over the board and then use half a lemon to rub a lot the cutting board. At the same time that you'll be disinfecting your board, you'll also be removing food stains, thus leaving everything very clean and sanitized.

Cleaning Glass and Mirrors

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Image Credits: Flickr/MarcoVerch

Put the juice of three lemons and a glass of water in an old spray bottle. Then, spray the area to be cleaned and wipe with a microfiber cloth. Your mirrors will be much cleaner and grease-free because lemon works by removing these substances.

Making Delicious Desserts

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Image Credits: Pixabay/RitaE

One of the best uses of lemon is the most basic of all: putting it in food. There are several delicious dessert options to make with this wonderful food, such as a lemon cream that takes just 15 minutes to prepare.

So, did you like these easy hacks that you can try at home? Which one is your favorite? But before doing any of them, do not forget that despite being a fruit, it is acidic, and you should be careful when handling it, especially when it comes to washing hands and your skin.

Source: TheKitchn, AllRecipe, BrendidMarryMaids, Blueapron, NDTV, LeafTV, HealthLine

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