Five Surprising Uses for Lemons

  1. Clean the House
    Dip a halved lemon in salt for gentle abrasive power, then scour brass, copper, or stainless-steel pots, pans, and sinks. Rub a cut lemon without salt on aluminium to brighten it.
  2. Deodorise the Fridge
    Soak a sponge or cotton ball with lemon juice and place in the fridge to draw out bad odours. For extra strength try a slice of lemon in a shallow tray, sprinkle 2 tbs. of salt and 3 tbs. of baking soda onto the lemon slice and leave for 4-6 days.
  3. Enhance Flavour, Reduce Salt
    Lemon juice provides a sodium-free alternative to salt. Try squeezing lemon juice on chicken, beef, seafood, vegetables or tofu.
  4. Remove Warts
    Apply a dab of lemon juice directly to the wart, using a cotton bud. Repeat for several days until the acids in the lemon juice dissolve the wart completely. Lemon juice can also fade age spots or cleanse skin as a face wash.
  5. Get Regular
    A glass of warm lemon water in the morning has a natural laxative effect by increasing bile production and stimulating the gastrocolic reflex (movement). Add fresh grated ginger and honey and you have the best cold and flu remedy in the world. A slice of lemon in green or black tea also makes a delicious drink anytime of the day.

Do you have any surprising uses for lemons? Please let us know in the comments!

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