Lemons are the most popular citrus fruit in the world. These bright, flavorful, and juicy lemons has many different uses. Below you’ll find several benefits of lemon you may not know about, which can simply make certain tasks easier.
Lemon to brighten stainless steel and silver
Immerse the required equipment in a basin filled with 1 part lemon to 5 parts water. Soak for few minutes, rinse with warm water, wipe with a clean, dry cloth. You can also rub stainless steel with steel wool to restore their natural glow.
Lemon to clean silver jewelry
With time silver jewelry turn brown and lose their luster. Clean it with a sponge soaked in lemon juice. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and dry them to give them a shiny appearance.
To revive the leather
Make a mixture of white egg, mounted snow and lemon juice to give new life to your leather goods and leather furniture. Rub the stain with glycerin, then the mixture to nourish and protect the leather.
Lemon, a natural insecticide
To keep ants away, put some lemon peels in strategic places where ants are found (like door or window). The essential oil in the peel acts as a repellent. This avoids the use of other less environmental friendly products.
Maintain your white cloths with lemon
For collars and cuffs of shirts especially white shirts that has blackened, dab them with specific mix which is of equal portion of dishwashing liquid, ammonia and lemon juice. Scrub with an old toothbrush, rinse and dry.
Lemon juice also has the power to restore the original whiteness to your white linen which becomes yellowish. Normally we use the bleach. Instead, try adding the juice of two lemons with a quart of boiling water and soak in a tub. For machine washing, place in the drum a small bag with a lemon cut into slices. For white cotton linen, boil it for 10 minutes in a large pot with water, soap and a slice of lemon. Then put it in machine.
Descale appliances with lemon
Lemon juice placed on a sponge removes all traces of limestone and sanitized your appliances. You can directly rub half a lemon on the parts used very calcified. For the iron also, for example, cover the flesh of half a lemon with salt and rub the cold iron sole. Finally rinse and dry with a soft cloth.
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