For lemons, they are such a versatile fruit that can be used in baking, cooking, cleaning, home decor, etc. You can pretty much use it in most situations. You can either purchase a bundle of lemons from your local grocery store or you can grow a lemon tree in your own home. It is such an easy and affordable fruit to purchase. That is why I rounded up ten uses for lemons in your home!
This might seem like an obvious choice, but you can make your own homemade lemon water at home. You can usually pour a 16 oz glass of water and add a few slices of fresh lemon to make lemon water. Some people even like to add extra herbs such as mint or basil or add another fruit such as blackberry. Lemon water has several benefits such as: detoxing your system, providing Vitamin C, providing potassium and helping absorb iron. If you drink lemon water every morning, it would help brighten your day and system quite literally.
If you are looking to give your stainless steel kitchen sink a good clean, I recommend using this tip! All you need is a lemon, a knife and salt. To start, you are going to sprinkle salt all over your whole sink including the sink cover. You are going then to cut a lemon in half and with the lemon, scrub the whole sink with the lemon and salt. Wait a few minutes and then rinse your sink with water. Let it dry and VOILA! You should have a shiny sink.
Lemon Peel Powder
Lemon Peel Powder is great powder that can be included in: spice rubs, pastries and homemade cleaning product. To get the powder, use a whole lemon that is not peeled yet for better traction. Using a zester or grater, zest the lemon peel until there is nothing left. If you would like to make a dehydrated lemon peel powder, the Homestead and Chill has great instructions on how to make it.
Are you trying to make delicious pancakes and you are out of buttermilk? No sweat! To make a cup of buttermilk, pour a cup of any milk, add a tablespoon of lemon juice and mix. That easy!
Lighten your Hair
To lighten your hair with lemon juice, squeeze a fresh lemon, put the lemon juice in a spray bottle and spray the areas of your hair that you want to lighten. Then sit in the sun for a few hours and wash your hair right after. Please use sunscreen while you are doing this!
Limoncello is such an easy recipe to make for yourself and your family. All you need is: Vodka, Lemons, Sugar and Water. You can have a great and refreshing drink in less than 4 hours. Here is a great recipe that I personally love to use: GIADA DE LAURENTIIS.
Stainless Steel Cleaner
Lemon juice has an amazing acidity that get rid of tough rust. So if you have stainless steel that is rusting or needs a clean, all you have to do is either put the item in a bowl that is 3/4 lemon juice, 1/4 water or use a spray bottle that is 1/2 lemon juice, half water. Then spray your appliance with this mixture and then wipe away. This is a great way to spruce your kitchen and your stainless steel items.
This might be my favorite option on this list. Lemon bars are sweet and tangy and when you add that extra powder sugar, its simply amazing. Here is a great lemon bar recipe from Sally's Baking Recipe. All you need is: Lemon, Butter, All-purpose Flour, Sugar, Vanilla Extract, Salt and Eggs.
If you are someone who likes a fresh-clean scent, adding lemon slices to your home routine would freshen your whole home. There are few alternatives to freshening your home. The first would be potpourri. All you have to do is add water to a pot, add fruits and herbs such as lemon & rosemary, and then boil, then simmer. You can let this potpourri go for awhile and once the water level is low, you can add more water. You can use the same herbs and fruits for a few days until they are fully dried out.
Another alternative to a fresh home is to peel lemon rinds and slice them. You can dry them and place them in a sachet or even add them to your fridge to deodorize.
If you are someone who hates using bleach on your clothes, no worries, lemon juice is a great alternative. When you are doing your load of laundry, instead of adding bleach, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of lemon juice instead. Added bonus is your laundry will have a fresh scent of lemon!
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