Hidden reserves: lemon
Lemon is a very specific piece of fruit. It makes a kind of taste and aroma. For obvious reasons, pure lemon almost no one eats. It is usually added to tea, pastries or used to decorate dishes. In the worst case, lemon lost among other products in a jungle refrigerator where dries well and then ejected.
However, there are many ways to translate the product unnecessarily. The scope of use of the citrus extends far beyond the kitchen. Clean the tiles in the bathroom, get rid of weeds suburban area, write a secret message - all these tasks to help cope lemon. We found at least 15 alternative ways of how you can use this citrus fruit.
Instead of buying a package of vitamins, start your day with a glass of water with lemon. He will provide you with a portion of vitamin C, potassium, help digestion and strengthen the immune system.
Get rid of unpleasant odors
Garlic or fish have properties to leave the unique "flavor" to your hands. Get rid of it by using only soap is quite problematic. Will make it much easier if the hand is a lemon. Wash your hands with lemon juice and some soap. This way you eliminate all unwanted odors.
The secret message of
Your message on paper can not read no one but the recipient, if you write it with lemon. To prepare invisible ink you need to mix lemon juice and a few drops of water. Dip into a mixture of a suitable tool such as a pen, and the same cotton swab and write them on paper message. Give the message to dry. To see the message, a letter should be held above the lamp and wait until the paper is heated up and will manifest sign.
Refresh the trash
Specific scent bin can be completely eliminated, just taking in the habit of regularly throw trash. But to neutralize the smell is still possible. It is enough to put on the bottom of the bucket a few fresh pieces of rind of a lemon.
Clean the microwave
Place the bowl of water, lemon juice and lemon slices in a microwave oven. Set the timer for 3 minutes and turn on the microwave. After time, remove the bowl - now the remains of your daily menu to easily go away after a couple of strokes with a soft cloth. After such purification microwave acquire refreshing citrus scent.
Soothe skin rashes, for example, caused by contact with certain plants, help lemon. Moisten a cotton wool or a cotton pad and dab with lemon juice to the affected area of the skin.
In combination with certain other components, a lemon can be turned into a universal cleaner for the home. You will need 2 cups of warm water, 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1/2 cup vinegar, juice of one lemon and 5-10 drops of essential oil of lemon. The bowl should be mixed until complete dissolution of baking soda and water. Add the remaining ingredients, stir and pour the liquid into a spray bottle. Before using the cleaner is recommended to shake. Tool works effectively against water spots on cranes and plaque on the tile.
Save fabric whiteness
Special tools are commonly used for the maintenance of white stuff. Most of them are quite aggressive and in addition to whitening they directly destroy the tissue. To solve the problem, you can use lemon. Next time, before washing, for example, white bed linen add to it 1/4 to 1/2 cup of lemon juice.
Marinade for meat
The basis of the marinade is generally yogurt or vinegar. But if all of a sudden none of these components are not turned in your kitchen, you can replace the lemon. Citric acid will soften the meat and give the dish a unique flavor. Depending on the amount of meat for the marinade must be from 1 tablespoon to 1/4 cup.
Remove stains from berries
After cleaning the berries and create blanks for the winter hands inevitably covered with spots. As heavy artillery against them is better not to use chemicals, and the usual lemon. Mix lemon juice with corn flour, rub your hands the resulting paste and leave it on the spots for 1-2 minutes and then rinse.
The remedy for dandruff
Home remedies for dandruff are sometimes much more efficiently store. One of these acts of budget analogues lemon. During the washing of the head scalp massage is necessary to two tablespoons of lemon juice, then rinse with lemon water. The procedure is repeated several times until the dandruff disappears.
Remove stains on clothes
The hot weather is not easy to avoid the appearance of spots and stains from deodorant on clothing. With the remaining traces of lemon easy to handle. On the spot is sufficient to pour the lemon juice and add 1 teaspoon of salt. Thoroughly grind salt, and then rinse. People's method works very effectively if, after such treatment, the clothes left to dry in the sun.
Remove the itch from the bites of
During summer picnics and hikes among the basic necessities should always be repellent. If you have forgotten it safely home, but brought with them a lemon, you can easily get rid of traces of insect attack. Places bites from insects should be wiped with lemon juice. Folk remedy relieve swelling and relieve the itching.
Clear bright sneakers
Make your favorite dirty white sneakers again be using lemon. To do this, spray on them, lemon juice and allow to dry in the sun. Shoes will not only look better, but also smell.
Lemon can be used as a secret weapon in the fight against weeds. Spray lemon juice on those plants from which you want to get rid of, and just a couple of days, they will die.