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43 Lemon Uses That Will Blow Your Mind!

Most people are familiar with the traditional benefits of lemon.

Squeezed lemon juice relieves sore throat and adds a citrus flavor to dishes.

But the diversity of lemon uses is much greater than we think.

Once you've read this list, you'll probably want to make lemon one of the key ingredients of your kitchen.

Here are 43 lemon uses and benefits that will blow your mind:

1. Refresh the fridge

To eliminate unpleasant odors from your refrigerator, soak a piece of cotton or a sponge in lemon juice.

Store the cotton or sponge in your refrigerator for several hours. Beforehand, do not forget to get rid of foods that cause bad odors.

2. Regulate blood pressure

Lemon contains potassium , which regulates not only blood pressure but also nausea and dizziness!

3. Avoid Cauliflower Browning

When cooked, cauliflower tends to turn brown and bitter - making it almost inedible.

You can guarantee that it maintains its white color (and its taste) by sprinkling the equivalent of 1 teaspoon of lemon juice on your cauliflower before cooking.

4. Depression

Lemon water can also lift your mood and relieve depression and stress.

Hikers and backpackers consider the lemon a godsend. They advocate making a hole in the top of a lemon and sucking out its juice.

It is a very fast and effective remedy against fatigue and thirst . Find out more benefits of lemon water here.

5. Clean the cutting board

Not so surprising if the cutting board smells bad! After all, it is used to mince onions, garlic and clean fish.

How to get rid of those stubborn smells ?

For a good deep clean, rub your board (on the side you're using, of course) with half a lemon.

Or wash it down with juice from the bottled lemon. Check out the trick here.

6. Respiratory problems

Lemon water has the benefit of reducing mucus (well, snot, what). In addition, it helps to breathe better and relieves asthmatics.

7. Treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatism

Lemon is a diuretic . It causes the production of urine. As a result, it reduces inflammation (by evacuating toxins and bacteria) and relieves osteoarthritis and rheumatism.

8. Prevention of kidney stones

Regular consumption of lemon water may increase citric acid production in the urine. This acid blocks the formation of crystals that turn into kidney stones.

9. Keep insects away from the kitchen

No need for insecticide or ant traps to protect your kitchen from an ant invasion . Just apply the lemon method!

Squeeze some lemon juice on door frames and window sills. Then pour a few drops into the holes and cracks through which ants are likely to enter.

Finally, scatter thin slices of lemon around the front door. The message will be received 5/5 by the ants:they are no longer welcome.

Lemon is also a very effective treatment for cockroaches and fleas. Mix the juice of 4 lemons (with the peels) with 2 liters of water.

Use this solution to clean your floors. It repels fleas and cockroaches, which hate the smell of lemon.

10. Anti-aging

Free radicals are considered the main cause of skin aging. Lemon water reduces the production of free radicals .

11. Rinse fruits and vegetables

You can never take enough precautions against pesticides that trail on the skin of fruits and vegetables.

Squeeze the equivalent of 1 tablespoon of lemon juice into a spray bottle that you will use on your fruits and vegetables. Lemon juice serves as a natural disinfectant.

And in addition, it leaves a pleasant smell.

12. Treatment of infections

Lemon water cures pharyngitis thanks to its antibacterial properties .

If salt water isn't good enough for you...

Try gargling with lime and water.

13. Deodorize your trashcan

If your trash can is starting to smell like garbage, here's a simple trick to deodorize it.

Set aside your lemon and orange peels and put them at the bottom of your trash can, under the plastic bag.

To preserve a fresh smell, change the peels every 15 days.

14. Avoid darkening of guacamole

Do you know guacamole, the avocado-based recipe? It's a great idea for a dinner aperitif that you can discover here.

The only problem is that guacamole tends to turn brown pretty quickly. Here is the solution.

Sprinkle the guacamole freely with squeezed lemon and it will preserve its beautiful green color.

The same trick works perfectly on fruit salads.

Pour a little lemon juice on the apple slices and they will keep all their whiteness.

15. Purify the blood

If you have a penchant for junk food, no need to tell you that you are ingesting preservatives and artificial flavors.

It creates unwanted toxins in the blood.

Here's a small consolation. Daily consumption of lemon water will help purify your blood.

16. Give "crunch" to your salad

Your salad is withered ? Don't throw it away just yet.

Pour the juice of 1/2 lemon into a bowl filled with fresh water. Soak the withered salad in water and put the salad bowl in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Take care to dry the leaves well before using the salad, which will have regained its crunchiness .

17. Dental hygiene

Squeezed lemon juice prevents bleeding gums and reduces the pain associated with toothache.

18. Lighten age spots

Why buy overpriced creams when lemon juice does the job perfectly? Apply lemon juice directly to the spots to lighten them.

Leave for 15 minutes and rinse the skin well. Lemon juice is a inexpensive and risk-free lightening treatment.

19. Create salon-worthy highlights

To create your own highlights, add 60 ml of lemon juice to 180 ml of water and rinse your hair with the mixture. Then, dry - but in the sun.

To accentuate the effect, repeat once a day for 1 week.

20. Air purifier and humidifier

For dry winter days, it is important to filter and humidify the air in your home.

Here's how to make your own humidifier , which also acts as a purifier .

If you have a wood-burning stove, put an enameled cast-iron pot on it.

Then fill it with water and add lemon peel. Note that you can also use orange peel.

Also add cinnamon sticks, cloves and apple peelings.

If you don't have a wood-burning stove, place the enameled cast-iron container on your hob.

Fill it with the same mixture you would use for a wood burning stove. Then simmer the mixture from time to time.

21. Clean and whiten nails

Take care of your hands , but without going to the beauty salon. Add the juice of 1/2 lemon to 225 ml of lukewarm water.

Then, soak your fingers in this solution for 5 min. Finally, after pushing back the cuticles, rub some lemon peel on your nails.

22. Facial cleanser

Treat your acne by dabbing your blackheads with lemon juice to extract them.

You can also cleanse your face with lemon juice for an exfoliating effect.

Finally, use lemon water on your skin to take advantage of its cooling properties and fight the heat.

23. Fresh breath

For a simple mouthwash but effective, use pure lemon juice.

Swallow it to enjoy fresh breath all day long.

The citric acid in lemon juice will act on the pH of your mouth. It eliminates the bacteria that generate bad breath.

However, take care to rinse your mouth after a few minutes.

Because prolonged exposure to acid causes tooth enamel to deteriorate!

24. Anti-dandruff care

If your scalp is itchy e and you have dandruff, the solution may be in your fridge.

Massage 2 tablespoons of lemon juice on your scalp and rinse with water.

Then, prepare a mixture of 1 tablespoon of lemon juice with 230 ml of water.

Use this mixture to rinse your hair (and not the scalp as before).

Repeat once a day until you have no more dandruff.

25. Remove stubborn stains from marble

You probably thought like me that marble is stone. But in fact, it is petrified calcium.

This is why marble is porous, stains and crumbles easily.

If a standard wash doesn't remove a stain, try this trick.

Cut 1 lemon in half, dip the “flesh” of the lemon in salt, then rub the stain vigorously.

Finally, rinse thoroughly.

Warning:this tip should only be used as a last resort as the acid can damage the marble.

26. Remove berry stains

Ah, what joy, berry picking in the countryside!

But now you have stained hands. And you can't wash them off with soap and water, no matter how hard you try.

Try rubbing your hands with lemon juice instead.

Then, wait 2-3 mins and wash your hands with soapy water.

Repeat until your hands are stained free.

27. Soften the dry skin of the elbows

The itchy skin on your elbows is not only very unpleasant...

But besides, it's not very pretty to see.

For a more suitable appearance, and above all for a more pleasant feeling...

Make a paste of lemon juice and baking soda.

Rub this abrasive paste on your elbows for an exfoliating treatment . It will relieve and soften your skin.

Then, rinse with a mixture of equal parts lemon juice and water.

And finally, massage your skin with olive oil and pat dry with a lint-free cloth.

28. Headache

Lemon juice and a few teaspoons of hot tea.

This is the treatment recommended by a sophisticated New York bartender for a hangover . But also for all forms of headaches, whatever their cause!

He has converted many clients to this remedy, and consequently has led them away from "traditional" medicines.

29. Chills and fevers

There are several causes of chills and fevers.

Nevertheless, an excellent remede against these symptoms is lemon.

Citrus is highly regarded as the treatment par excellence by Spanish doctors.

30. Diphtheria

Lemon juice treatment turns out to be one of the antiseptics the most powerful, And its digestive properties are respected worldwide.

Gargle your throat every hour with lemon juice. And swallow 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice (or 1 whole spoon if possible).

This remedy will allow the false membrane to detach from the throat and be evacuated.

31. Replace mothballs

Here is an excellent alternative to mothballs .

Prick a lemon with several cloves and put it in your cupboard.

Lemons and cloves will dry out and give off a very pleasant smell in your cupboard.

32. Digestive disorders

Digestive Disorders are one of the most common health problems. A mixture of warm water and lime juice can cure most of these problems.

Lemon juice purifies the blood, reduces the likelihood of indigestion and constipation.

It eliminates toxins, improves digestion and regulates mucus.

33. Disinfect superficial cuts and scratches

To stop the bleeding and disinfect a small cut or scrape, pour a few drops of lemon juice directly on the wound.

You can also soak a cotton ball in lemon juice and apply it to the wound, with strong pressure, for 1 min.

34. Get rid of warts

Have you tried all the remedies, without any results? Apply lemon juice soaked in cotton wool directly on the wart.

Repeat daily until acids from lemon juice completely get rid of your wart.

35. Whiten delicate fabrics

To whiten fabrics, bleach works well, but may cause white spots.

Avoid this risk by replacing bleach with lemon juice , softer but just as effective.

Soak your delicate textiles in a mixture of lemon juice and baking soda for at least 1 hour before doing laundry.

36. Clean tarnished brass and polish chrome

Say goodbye to brass, copper, and stainless steel tarnish !

Prepare a paste of lemon juice and salt. And cover the surface you want to treat with it.

You can also use baking soda instead of salt.

Leave on for 5 minutes. Then, rinse with warm water, and buff the surface until dry.

You can also use this mixture to clean metal sinks.

To get rid of lime deposits and polishing tarnished chrome, nothing could be simpler.

Rub lemon peel on the chrome and admire the shine! Rinse thoroughly and dry with a lint-free cloth.

37. Replace pressing

No more expensive laundry bills with this DIY hack. And no more chemicals with this simple and natural trick.

Rub a mixture of lemon juice and water, in equal parts, onto the stain on your shirts and blouses.

Underarm "halos" will disappear, with a pleasant smell as a bonus.

38. Give your detergent a boost

For a natural and more powerful cleaning effect, pour 230 ml of lemon juice into the washing machine during the wash cycle.

The whitening action of the juice will remove stains and all mineral discoloration from your t-shirts and cotton fabrics.

The result is lighter laundry with a pleasant lemon scent.

39. Traces of mold on clothes

Have you ever taken out clothes stored for the winter and found that they were full of musty stains? ?

To remove them, prepare a paste of lemon juice and salt.

Then, rub the preparation on the stains and let dry in the sun.

Repeat the process until the stains disappear.

40. Eliminate chimney smell

A chimney fire in winter creates an atmosphere that could not be cozier!

But not everyone is necessarily a fan of the smell of the fireplace.

You don't like the smell more than that? Try tossing some lemon peels into the fire to prevent bad smells .

41. Eliminate litter odor

No need to use a commercial deodorant to neutralize the smell of pee of cat. It also works after going to the toilet.

Just try cutting 2 lemons in half.

Then place them on a small plate that you will put in the room you want to refresh.

Very quickly, you will notice that the air smells of lemon.

42. Sanitize a humidifier

If your humidifier starts to smell musty , here is an easy way to deodorize it.

Add 3-4 teaspoons of lemon juice to the water pan. It will not only solve the odor problem but, in addition, it will perfume the air .

Repeat every 15 days to never have musty odor problems again.

43. Relieve asthma symptoms

In addition to its purifying qualities, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice before each meal and before bed can sooth the symptoms of asthma .

Your turn...

Have you tried any of these tricks with lemon? Let us know in the comments if it worked for you. We can't wait to read you!