Uses Of Lemon Juice & Lemon Peels
Lemons have plenty of uses at home. They're great at disinfecting and freshens the air, while giving a pleasant and natural aroma. Below we've compiled a list of some of the most interesting uses for lemon peels and lemon juice.
Humidifier: Add lemon juice to the water in your humidifier, then let the machine run for deodorizing.
Fireplace: Dried citrus peels can act as kindling in your fireplace, adding a wonderful smell and acting as a flame starter. Simply let the peels sit out for a few days before using.
Cat box: Place lemon slices in a bowl near your cat box to help freshens the air.
Plastic containers: I recommend glass containers to store your food, but if you have plastic containers with food stains, rubbing them with lemon juice and letting them dry in the sun will help remove the stains.
Cheese graters: Rub half a lemon over your graters to remove grease without ruining your sponge.
Marinade: Combine lemon juice with your favorite oils and herbs to marinate meats. The acidic lemon juice helps break down the meat so the flavor of the marinade can infuse it.
Sore throat: Lemon is both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Gargling with lemon water may soothe a sore throat while consuming lemon water provides vitamin C for your immune system.
Canker sores: Lemon juice has antifungal and antibacterial properties, so gargling with a cup of hot lemon water may help speed the healing of canker sores.