Household Uses for Lemon Juice
Lemon juice! It’s great on and in so many foods, plus there are a variety of household uses for it that are convenient and inexpensive.
- Get rid of dandruff. Apply one tablespoon of juice to your hair. Shampoo, then rinse with water. Rinse again with a mixture of two tablespoons lemon juice and two cups water. Repeat every other day until dandruff disappears.
- Eliminate blackheads. Rub the juice over blackheads before going to bed. Wait until morning to wash off the juice with cool water. Repeat for several nights until you see a big improvement in the skin.
- Deodorize a cutting board. Wash with lemon juice to rid a cutting board of the smell of garlic, onions, or fish.
- Remove fruit or berry stains from your hands. Rinse hands with the juice.
- Stop bleeding and disinfect minor wounds. Pour the juice on a cut or apply with a cotton ball.
- Relieve poison ivy. Applying lemon juice over the affected areas should soothe itching and alleviate the rash.
- Clear up facial blemishes. Dab lemon juice on the blemish a few times a day.
- Relieve rough hands or sore feet. Apply lemon juice, rinse, then massage with olive oil.
- Clean brass, copper, and stainless steel. Make a paste from lemon juice and salt, scrub gently, then rinse with water.
- Relieve a cough. Mix four tablespoons lemon juice, one cup honey, and one half cup of olive oil. Heat five minutes. Stir vigorously for two minutes. Take one teaspoon every two hours.
- Train a dog to stop barking. Squirt some juice in the dog’s mouth and say “Quiet.”
Word of Caution
Lemon and lime peelings may cause moderate skin irritation on susceptible persons. They contain the oil limonene. If your skin is sensitive, or you have allergies to oranges, you may want to wear gloves when working with lemon oil and juice.