Lemons trees are an evergreen originating from Asia. Its fruits are used for culinary and non-culinary purposes. The lemons juice is 5-6 percent citric acid that gives it that unique sour taste. Because of this acid we can use this fruit for a few more things rather than cooking or adding to your salads and water. Here are 5 outstanding ways you can use you lemons.
Caught smelling less-than-fresh, with no deodorant around to save the day? Swipe a wedge out of your drink or cut a lemon in half and rub it under your arms. This is where the citric acid will come into play minimizing the effect of odour causing bacteria.
Nontoxic house hold cleaner
This cleaner works just as well as any other cleaning product without the harsh chemicals. Put it in a spray bottle and you are good to go.
- 3 parts water
- 1 part vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 5-7 drops of essential oils
Many insects are hyper sensitive to smell so using lemons clean your surfaces acts as a deterrent to them. It is the rinds that insects dislike the most so the next time you are being eaten at a BBQ without insect repellent rub the rinds of a lemon on exposed skin and grate the rinds to maximise the effect the odour has on insects.
Smells that are great for humans can be horrible to our feline friends keeping them away from the area that has been scented with lemons. This is great if your cat is constantly destroying your Christmas tree or clawing you couch. Spray the area you want the cat away from with lemon juice to keep the cat clear.
Balance your Ph levels
Add some lemon to your water a couple of times per day to help your body to balance out the acidic effects coffee has on your body. When metabolized lemon juice aids the body to balance Ph levels. Also it makes your water a little less boring.