That’s right, lemons are not just good for baking and fresh lemonade. In fact, lemons have been proven to be incredible household cleaning products and useful for many other things in people’s lives. Did you know that lemons indeed have loads of benefits? We know it may sound surprising, but wait until you see how these quick and easy hacks will make your life so much easier.
Naturally Lighten Your Hair
This is by far one of the best hacks around, especially for people looking to naturally lighten their locks. Instead of buying expensive products that may not work, all you need is a fresh lemon to do the trick. Simply squeeze or spray half of a lemon evenly in your hair. Massage the juice over your scalp and hair, allow it to sit for about 10 minutes before you head out into the sun. This works particularly well for people with blonde hair.
Keep Bugs Away
Fun fact: Bugs like ants and flies hate the smell of citrus. And, it’s now time to say goodbye to all those expensive, toxic insect repellents and nasty exterminators. This hack works best when you use lemon peels, however, some claim that lemon juice works too. Simply soak 1 cup of lemon peels in a jar with water for several days. Next, strain the water and dispense it into a spray bottle. Now you can spray the solution around the house, such as by windows and doors.
Whiten Your Clothes
Before you turn to bleach, why don’t you first try the family-friendly method? Not many people know this, but lemon juice is actually a natural laundry whitener and freshener. Depending on your load of laundry, simply add 1-3 cups of lemon juice into your laundry machine along with your usual detergent. However, experts suggest that you only use this method when washing white clothes, as the acid from lemon juice can bleach certain colors while in the machine.
Keep Avocados Fresh
This is truly one of the greatest hacks! We all know how difficult it can be to eat an entire avocado in one sitting, but then you have to deal with the beautiful, vibrant, green flesh turning into a sad, brown mess. We’re sure you can relate. Luckily we have finally the perfect solution! The easiest way to keep avocados fresh is by putting some lemon juice over your sliced avocado and then wrap it in plastic wrap. The results defintely speak for themselves!
We know you’re skeptical with this one, but just hear us out! Lemons have been proven to be a secret weapon for cleaning dishes in the dishwasher. Whether you’ve run out of dishwasher tabs or simply looking for an extra clean cycle, all you need to do is add some lemon juice to the tab compartment. Not only will your pots, pans, and plates look brand new and squeaky clean, your kitchen is also going to be awash with the fresh and fruity scent of lemon.
Clean Your Coffee Machine
After some time and lots of cups of coffee, coffee machines tend to get dirty with limescale which then affects their performance as well as the taste of your coffee. To clean them out all-naturally, simply put a mixture of 1/3 lemon juice and water through the coffee maker. Run a few pots before using again. Voila, it will be as good as new!