Handy Hints for Lemons

Lemons are used to put into tea, squeeze over fish, and zest into salad dressings. But did you know there are about a hundred more uses for this little fruit?Handy tips for lemons

  • Strengthen finger nails – Soak your fingers in lemon juice for 10 minutes, rinse with warm water. This helps strengthen and brighten the nails.
  • Soften calluses – rub feet, hells and elbows with half of a lemon
  • Curb appetite – Mix 2 tablespoons lemon juice with 1 tablespoon safflower oil. Take before each meal.
  • Cold sore – dab a little lemon juice on the sore. It acts as an astringent and promotes healing
  • Hiccups – cut off a small slice of lemon (without peel). Place it under your tongue and suck once. Hold the juice for 10 seconds, then swallow the juice.

  • Mineral Deposits – Loosen mineral deposits on faucets by sponging on lemon juice and letting it soak for a while, then scrub it off.
  • Soap Scum – Remove soap scum from the bathtub and tiles by rubbing the surfaces with a cut lemon.
  • Wilted lettuce – Soak head of lettuce in a mixture of cold water and a few drops of lemon juice. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Tenderize Chicken – Rub a wedge of lemon over the chicken before you cook it. It will give you a juicier, more tender chicken.
  • Clean a teapot – Add the peel of 1 lemon for every 2 cups warm water. Soak overnight.
  • Paint outside without bugs – Keep bugs away by adding a few drops of lime juice to the paint. (I know it’s not a lemon, but it is close)
  • Pet flee repellant – Slice a couple of lemons and boil them in 1 quart of water. Allow to cool. Run through a strainer and put into a spray bottle. Spray on pets as needed (avoid the eyes).

Another way to clean, protect and polish things naturally for only pennies.

Do you have any household tips for using lemons?

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