It turns out that lemons can be used otherwise except eating. They can also be used in everyday life and as a means of beauty. Below you will find 13 ways to use lemon.
1. Lemons are perfect for cleaning kettles
To remove the scum, you should pour water into the teapot and use a handful of lemon zest (finely chopped). After that, place the kettle on fire and let it boil. Turn it off, leave for an hour and wash thoroughly. If there is too much scum, the procedure will have to be repeated several times.
2. Cleaning a microwave with lemons
A microwave oven has the property of baking spots that are incredibly difficult to remove on its walls and moving parts. To make the oven clean again, pour water in any bowl for a microwave oven and put some lemon zest there. Then place it in the oven and set the maximum heating mode for 5 minutes. After this, you will only have to wipe the stains with a cloth.
3. Waste bucket
You can wipe the waste bucket with a lemon peel which is left after cooking. It will kill bacteria and odors.
4. Air freshener
In winter, the air is often too dry because of radiators in the apartments and houses and is ventilated much rarer than in the warm period. In order to make the air fresh and raise humidity, place a saucepan with water and lemon peel on the fire, let the water boil on low heat and let it stay there for a while. Just do not do it in the evening, essential oils of the lemon will prevent your body from calming down and falling asleep.
5. Lemon is known for its antibacterial properties
To avoid the breeding of mold and other hazardous phenomena on a cutting board, drench it with boiling water, rub it with a slice of lemon, leave it for a while and then rinse the cutting board under running water and let it get dry.
Common homemade cookies will be much tastier if you add lemon peel to the dough.
7. Lemon extract
Dried peel (without the white part) can be ground to powder in a blender or coffee grinder. Such powder will substitute the lemon extract in recipes.
8. An indispensable kitchen assistant
An extract from the previous paragraph can be mixed with sugar. A few days later, this lemon sugar can substitute for plain sugar and lemon in many recipes. An original seasoning can be obtained from mixing the lemon extract with your favorite pepper. Lemon peel can also be used to prepare candied peel.
9. The cosmetic effect of lemons
To soften the skin, elbows, knees and heels can be rubbed with half a lemon, sprinkled with baking soda. After that, wash the body areas well, wipe them and grease them with a nourishing cream. This procedure can be done at night, and soft socks are put on the feet afterwards. Besides, lemon zest can successfully replace a tonic for oily skin.
10. Lemon body scrub
To prepare a lemon body scrub, you have to take half a glass of sugar, some grated lemon zest and mix it well with olive oil to the state of sour cream. In the shower, apply this scrub on the clean wet body, massage it (one can use a special glove or brush) and rinse it with water. Contrast water temperature will only enhance the rejuvenating effect of this home cosmetic means.