I rarely use lemon except when I squeeze a wedge into my iced tea to add a punch of flavor. This usually leaves me with more than half of a lemon that ends up rotting in my fridge. Try these unusual methods for using those leftover lemons.
Use this tangy fruit for more than just cooking. Photo By jamelah/Courtesy Flickr
Eliminate bad breath
Rub a lemon wedge over your teeth and tongue to get rid of stinky breath.
Sip hot water and lemon after a night of drinking to help cleanse the liver and get a boost of Vitamin C.
Clean copper pots
Easily remove food residue from copper pots with a combination of salt and lemon. Also use this concoction to naturally clean wooden cutting boards.
Combine apple cider vinegar and lemon juice to heal scorched skin. The lemon acts as a disinfectant to help heal the sunburn.
Reduce oily skin
Lemon can slow the production of overactive oil glands. Dab lemon juice onto your face every morning, leave on for a few minutes then wash off with warm water to minimize pores.
Soothe a sore throat
Combine lemon juice, warm water and a tablespoon of salt for a warm, soothing drink.
Mix 1 cup hydrogen peroxide, 1 ¼ cup lemon juice and 12 cups water to create your own eco-friendly bleach.
Do you have any alternative uses for lemons? Tell me about them in the comment section.