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I love anything with lemon juice in it. Whenever I go out to eat (which is more times than I’d like to admit), I always a dessert with a hint of lemon in it, like lemon meringue. And if I need a mix, lemon-lime soda does the trick.
What I didn’t know is there are lots more uses for lemon than mixing it with other drinks. Here are six ways you can use lemon juice around the house.
Keep cut fruit and vegetables longer and prevent them from turning brown by squirting a bit of lemon juice on top. The citrus will counteract the browning process.
Use lemon juice as a deodorant
Once you get over the fact that you’re rubbing fruit under your arms, this will be a good trick to learn. Slice a lemon in half and rub it on your armpits. The citric acid will kill odor-producing bacteria.
Kill bad odors
Citrus can kill other bad odors too. Rub a cut lemon on anything that smells funky because of food — cutting boards, microwaves, stoves, or pots and pans to name just a few surfaces.
Rub some lemon juice into your hair before you apply shampoo to get rid of flakes in your hair.
Apply as an astringent
Mix it with salt and apply the mixture to your face with a cotton ball to eliminate oil from your pores.
Canker sore soother
Aren’t these annoying? Soothe canker sores by squirting a few drops directly onto your sore.
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