Lemons - More than a Fruit

Lemons can be used for a lot more than eating and drinking.

If you have a lemon tree growing in your backyard and find you have excess fruit, why not juice some and freeze in ice cube trays for the off season?

Here are some lemon alternatives to chemicals:

Make a Furniture Polish by mixing 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice with 1 Cup of Olive Oil. Shake well and apply a small amount to a soft cloth. Spread evenly over furniture surface. Turn cloth to the dry side and buff dry.

Remove most stains from the inside of your kettle by placing 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, fill kettle and boil. Rinse, ready for your next cup of tea.

Refresh and remove most odours from chopping boards by rubbing a cut lemon over surface.

Remove most odours from your fridge with a cotton ball dampened with lemon juice and leave it in the fridge for several hours. Make sure the offending smell causing item is removed.

Place a couple of slices of lemon in a new bin liner, it will keep your bin smelling fresh for longer.

Rub your hands with fresh lemon juice or slices after preparing food such as garlic and onions to remove the strong smell. This can also help with stains on your hands from berries or beetroot.

Using ripe lemons, stick cloves all over the skin and place in your wardrobe. The heavily studded lemons slowly dry, leaving a wonderful smell. As an extra bonus, it will act as a deterrent to moths.

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