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Household Uses for Lemons

Remove odors from garbage disposal – Cut up a couple of lemon slices into quarters, drop in, turn on the cold water, run the disposal for about 20 seconds. Odors gone! Once it has stopped churning, be sure to reach in and remove any rind pieces not ground up.

Remove lime scale from drain board and taps – Use half a lemon to rub over them. Leave a minute, rinse, and shine with a dry cloth.

Exfoliate and clean your feet – Mix up some lemon pulp and brown sugar, rub. Rinse and moisturize. This could be especially good to do as summer approaches and we may want to walk around barefooted!

Highlight your hair – This is much better for you and for the environment than commercial bleaches. Mix the juice of one lemon with one teaspoon salt, and comb it through your hair. Get out into the sun for a couple of hours. Note – don’t do this too often, as it will dry out your hair. How often, then? Depending on your hair, perhaps every couple of weeks.

Keep fruits from browning – Add lemon juice to freshly cut apples or pear slices to keep them from turning brown.

Repel weeds – Sprinkle lemon juice around areas in the garden to repel weeds, though not near plants you want to preserve.

Cat Pee Repellent – If your cat has a favorite chair or sofa that it likes to use as a litter box, make a lemon-water mix and lightly spray it on the spot. The cat won’t go there again.

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