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  Lemons are part of the citrus family of fruits—a group that also includes oranges and tangerines. And like these fruits, they’re edible. Their interior can be eaten just as they are. Or you can squeeze all the fluid out of it to make lemon juice.
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But there’s a lot you can do with lemons besides eating them. This article shows you ten ways to make the most of your supply of lemons.

Deal With Acne

Lemons are a well-known remedy for acne and the marks they leave behind. All you need is cotton wool and lemon juice (squeezed out from fresh lemon). Apply the juice on the affected area using cotton wool. Do this for several days, and you’ll find that your pimples have disappeared.

Make Furniture Cleaning Agent

You can make furniture cleaning fluid out of lemons. Just combine their juice with either vinegar or olive oil, and polish away. There’s more information in our article, Ideas for Homemade Furniture Polish.

Clean Pots And Pans

Slice a lemon in half, and scrub your pots and pans with one part. Clean them with a cloth, and watch them sparkle.

Make Your Nails Shine

To treat your nails, mix lemon juice and baking soda, and apply the mixture to your nails. This should make your nails brighter.

Clean Your Toilet

Half a cup of lemon juice would do for this. Pour the juice into your bowl, and use your toilet brush to clean the toilet. It should come out neater and with a pleasant odour.

Disinfect Injuries

If you have an open injury, you may apply lemon juice to disinfect the wound. Alternatively, you could apply it to the skin using cotton wool.

Eliminate Weed

The acidic property of lemons makes it a great anti-weed agent. To achieve results with killing off weed, fill a spray bottle with lemon juice, and spray the juice on the weeds. They will die within a few days.
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Remove Dandruff

Rub your scalp with lemon juice, and leave it for thirty minutes, It’ll get rid of dandruff and other issues bedevilling your hair.

Make Your Teeth Whiter

Mix lemon juice and baking soda. Scoop a bit of the mixture using a toothbrush. Then brush your teeth with it. Do this once a day every day, and you’ll see your teeth getting whiter.

Bleach Your White Clothes

Combining lemon juice and Hydrogen Peroxide can give you a powerful bleaching agent, which works just fine on white clothes. It makes clothes retain their brightness while eliminating stains.

Final Words

Lemons are a really useful fruit. They come with plenty of benefits for anyone who consumes them. But you can also do a lot more with them, as this article has shown. Now, the ball is in your court. How much can you do with your lemons? Featured Image Source: Britannica
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This article was first published on 26th July 2021


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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