Who doesn’t love that fresh, clean citrus smell from lemons? High in citric acid, lemon juice is one of the best natural cleaners due to its low pH and antibacterial properties. From the kitchen to the laundry room, to every other part of your home, discover ways to use lemons outside of cooking.

Deep clean your microwave
Pop lemon rinds into a bowl half filled with water, heat on high for five minutes until the water comes to boil. The infused citrus steam will loosen the food stains and leave a fresh aroma. Open the door, remove the bowl and wipe the microwave surface to make it sparkle again.

Kitchen sink cleaner
Kitchen sinks lose their shine and give birth to bacteria with constant use. It is imperative to sanitize your sink. All you need to do is to blend baking soda and lemon juice and pour it on the sink. Rub the mixture on the surface and rinse it with hot water after a few seconds. Doing this at least once a week will ensure a clean and sanitized sink.

A natural all purpose disinfectant.
Is using lemons a part of your cooking habits? Then keep the peels in a mason jar until the jar is half full. Fill the jar with white vinegar and let it sit for at least two weeks. Pour the lemon-infused vinegar into a spray bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with water. This recipe will make a natural disinfectant to sanitize many surfaces in your home.

Sanitizing cutting boards
Sprinkle salt and rub half a lemon over your washed kitchen wood cutting boards to sanitize them and rinse them with clean water. Let it dry before using them.

Make your DIY furniture polish
Mix one part lemon juice and two parts of olive oil to create a furniture polish. Shake well before use. and Apply with a soft cloth and wipe dry to a beautiful shine.

Ways to use lemon in your beauty routine

Lemons have an amazing range of beauty and skin benefits. Here’s some great reasons you should stock up on your next supermarket visit.

Fight blackheads
When skin pores get clogged with crud, blackheads can result. Lemon juice is an astringent and will help clean out those pores. At bedtime, rub a bit of fresh lemon on your skin and let it set for 10 minutes. Rinse with cold water and pat dry.

Keep dandruff under control
Mix a few tablespoons of fresh lemon juice with warm olive oil and rub into the scalp. Leave for 15 minutes, then shampoo and rinse. The lemon juice will lift away the dandruff while the olive oil moisturizes the scalp.

Create healthier and whiter nails:
Cleaning, cooking, gardening, nail polish cause our nails to be dry and brittle. All you need to do is combine a little bit of lemon juice with two tablespoons of olive oil. Soak your nails in the juice for a few minutes. Rinsing them with warm water. You will have healthy nails in no time!