11 Amazing household uses for lemons


Lemon is a common fruit we buy and often forget using it. It shrivels and dries up in the fridge to be thrown away a few days later. But not anymore as Team AAW tells you 11 awesome uses for lemon in our every day life.

Lemon tea: Lemon juice is an instant pick me up for both cold and hot teas. Lemon juice adds flavor and vitamins to the modest tea. If you are dehydrated, lemon is the perfect additive to any beverage to replace vitamin c you may have lost.

Whiten yellow nails: If you have stained or discolored nails, cut a lemon in half and sink your nails into its flesh. Allow your nails to soak in lemon for a few minutes and all the staining will be gone with white natural tips.

Freshen up your garbage: Sometimes garbage bins stink a lot just put some lemon wedges with a teaspoon of baking soda into your garbage bin for a cleaner smell.

Banish tablecloth stains: The next time you drop curry on that tablecloth don’t worry just rub lemon juice on the stain and leave it in the sun for a few hours. Then wash as usual.

Stop apples from browning: Apply some lemon juice to your apple slices (you can just dip the slices in a bowl of lemon juice or apply a thin coat) to keep them from browning quickly. A little lemon juice mixed into fruit salad will also stop browning.

Make your sink shine: Often sinks and fixtures become dull due to erosion. Mix some lemon juice with baking soda and scrub for a shiny sink.

Clean your cutting board: Get rid of stains and smell on chopping board by ubbing half of a lemon vigorously over your cutting board.  Rinse and dry.

Get relief from sore throat: If you have a sore throat, gargle with some salt water mixed with a few tablespoons of lemon juice for instant relief.

Make ants go away: Put some drops of lemon juice wherever ants are present. This will make them go away.

Make your metabolism work quicker: We have all heard of the lemon juice-honey early morning drink. A little lemon juice can give your metabolism a kick start. Add lemon juice to your morning glass of water to get your metabolism in gear nice and early.

Clean dandruff: A little lemon juice can soothe the scalp and control dandruff. Add a few drops of lemon juice to your shampoo and wash as usual.