Native to Asia, this citrus fruit is popular throughout the world for its non-culinary uses. Everything from its juice and pulp to its zest can be used to enhance your health, beauty, and home. Here’s how you can use it:
- Natural Deodorant: Instead of going for expensive store-bought deodorants, use lemons to stay odor-free. The citric acid in lemon juice can kill the odor-causing bacteria; rubbing it under your arms for a few seconds does the trick. It can similarly be used to keep your pets, refrigerator, oven and bathroom odor-free.
- Food Preservative: Chopped fruits and vegetables like apples, pears, avocados and potatoes soon turn brown. Squeezing some lemon juice on them will hamper the oxidation process, and keep them fresh for longer.
- Removes Stains From Clothes: To deal with stubborn stains like ink, grease, and wine, rub some lemon juice and baking soda over them (equal parts). Soaking your clothes in water mixed with this solution will make them look fresh and new.
- Insect Repellant: The acidic smell of lemon keeps insects away. Adding a few drops of lemon to your moisturizer will make for a good, natural sanitizer.
- Hair Highlighter: Don’t go for harmful store-bought colors to highlight your hair, as they are likely to degrade the quality of your luscious locks. Mix ¼ cup of lemon juice with ¾ cup of water and apply it on your hair, and bask in the sun until it dries. Continue doing it for 3-4 days. Your hair will lighten, naturally.