Oct 13, 2009

Uses for Lemons

The following are a few uses for lemons that you may not have thought of. 

Polish chrome -
Rub with a lemon rind, rinse, and dry with a paper towel.

Clean tarnished brass, bronze, copper, and stainless steel -
Make a paste of lemon juice and baking soda and apply to the tarnished area. Let soak for 5 to 10 minutes and wash in soapy water.

Get rid of stain on marble -
For stubborn stain on marble, cut a lemon in half. Pour some salt on top of the stain and gently rub with the cut lemon and quickly rinse so the acid in the lemon does not cause other damage.

Get rid of moths and smells -
Hang some dry lemon rinds in the closet to get rid of moths and to get rid of mothball smells, and wash drawers and closet with lemon juice in water.

Air freshener -
Put a mixture of lemon juice and water into a spray bottle for a natural and inexpensive air freshener. You can also put slices of lemon in a dish or a dish of lemon juice and baking soda mixture to help absorb bad odor and freshen a room. (A dish of cinnamon in water also makes your kitchen smell great.)

Get rid of ants, roaches and fleas -
Squirt some lemon juice into holes and cracks where the ants are coming in. Place small pieces of lemon rinds or peels around the house and wash your floor with the juice from about four lemons and half gallon of water.

All purpose cleaning solution
Add lemon juice, vinegar, and water in a spray bottle for a natural, all-purpose cleaning solution. I know, way more information than you ever wanted to know.

1 comment:

  1. It's not more information than I needed to know! Because I never heard of lemon as an ant deterrent, and boy did we have ants this year (gone now). I will definitely try this come springtime when the little guys come marching back into the kitchen.