When life gives you lemons, what do you do? Do you make lemonade or grab a bottle of tequila? Well, while doing either can be fun, these are but the tip of the iceberg of what you can do when you have a lot of lemons at your disposal.
Aside from having a refreshing, citrus flavor, lemons are surprisingly very handy. If you’ve been blessed with a lot of them in your pantry, here are five things you can do to make the most out of them:
Make a homemade all-purpose cleaner
With just a handful of ingredients, you can make your own all-purpose cleaner. From solid kitchen countertops to appliances, bathrooms to doorknobs, you can use this toxic-free and all-natural cleaner on almost anything and everything. Follow this tutorial from Wholefully.com to try it out for yourself.
Whiten your clothes
You can nix the commercial bleach and make your own mixture to whiten your clothes by mixing lemon juice and hydrogen peroxide. Plus, it will give your clothes a fresh, citrusy scent, so it’s like having a homemade bleach and light fabric conditioner in one solution.
Get rid of blackheads
Hesitant to go to a dermatologist or the salon to get a facial? You can make your own blackhead remover and even your skin tone at the same time. Simply mix lemon juice, baking soda, and honey to form a mixture. Give your pores good steam, and gently remove pesky blackheads for clear skin.
While it may not be lethal, dandruff can dampen the confidence level of some people. You can treat your pesky dandruff problem by simply massaging two tablespoons of lemon juice into your scalp, and rinsing afterward. Do this on a daily basis until your dandruff goes away for good.
Cook delicious dishes
There are a lot of lemon-infused dishes you can try. In fact, you can add lemon to most recipes, whether sweet or savory, for a twist of freshness and contrast. The culinary possibilities are endless!
These are but a few ways to make the most out of the lemons in your kitchen. They’re very accessible and have a lot of health benefits too. As with anything in life, your lemons are what you make of it, so have fun with your lemons!