Wow, lemons must be the most versatile fruit on the planet! The brand new website Cluebert features 40 different uses for lemons. They point out in a factoid that:
"The science behind these ingenious household uses of lemon is citric acid: a natural, organic acid that is present in concentrations as high as 8% in some varieties of lemon.
The wonders of citric acid have been known by scholars in Europe since the medieval times. The benefits of lemon and lime juice were recorded in a 13th century manuscript."
Some of the highlighted uses of lemon include:
Toilet bowl cleaner - Make your own toilet bowl cleaner with 1 part lemon juice to 2 parts of borax. You can get rid of toilet rings by applying this solution and letting it sit for a couple of hours before rinsing.
Whiten clothes - To boost your laundry detergent and whiten clothes, add 1 cup of lemon juice into the washer.
Get rid of bad fridge odor- Here's an easy way to get rid of musky or bad refrigerator odor. Soak a sponge with lemon juice, place on a plate, and leave it in the fridge overnight.
Heartburn relief - Drink a glass of water and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice.