Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Uses for Lemon Juice:

Uses for Lemon Juice:

Whiten discolored chopping boards with lemon juice. It will also work on yellowed ivory handles.

After cutting smelly garlic or onions on a wood board, rub the surface with a slice of freshly cut lemon, rinse well and dry.

Remove fruit or berry stains from your hands by rinsing with lemon juice.

Stir a tablespoon of lemon juice into a cup of fresh, sweet milk when you need a substitute for sour cream or buttermilk.

Use lemon juice in the washer to remove rust and other mineral discoloration from cotton t-shirts and briefs.

Discolored socks will look white again if you boil them for a few minutes in a pan of water with a slice of lemon in it.

Use lemon juice to remove ink spots on cloth.

To eliminate odors in home humidifiers, pour 3 or 4 capfuls of bottled lemon juice in the water.

Lemon juice is the natural way to whiten and brighten nails. Soak them in it for 5 to 10 minutes, then brush with a mixture of equal amounts of white vinegar and warm water. Rinse well.

To shine smooth aluminum, rub it with the cut side of a lemon.

Use lemon juice to bleach and soften grubby elbows: place a few drops of baby oil into two lemon halves. Stick elbows in the lemon, tape in place and leave on for 30 minutes.

The fastest way to dry up a facial blemish is to dab it with lemon juice a few times a day.

Lemon Odor Neutralizer
Leaving a cut lemon out will naturally help neutralize stinky odors! And of course the lemon smells great too...It will help get rid of smokey smells or pet odors - naturally and without chemicals!

Lemon and Baking Soda Cleaner
If you want to give the faucets or sink a really good scrub (and deodorize them at the same time, try this:
Cut a fresh lemon in half and dip into some baking soda. Use this as the cleaning tool to scrub the sink. It smells great and it will leave any stainless steel sparkling clean. You can then throw the used up lemon down the food disposal and give it a whirl - the lemon and baking soda will help clean and deodorize it too!

Use it to clean a permanent marker stain.

Lighten Hair
Apply the lemon juice to all or part of your hair. For highlights choose small portions and coat in the juice. For the whole head dose liberally.
Blow dry or go out in the sun for 30 minutes.

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