Pile of bright yellow lemons

Versatile lemons – not just for making lemonade or putting in your gin & tonic!

Lemons are in season at the moment and you might find that you have too many for your own uses. You could leave some in a box at the front of your house for passers-by to take and enjoy (link to community tip for sharing produce) or give these 7 handy ideas a try.

May 15, 2020
Pile of bright yellow lemons
  1. Scatter lemon peel around to deter stray cats.
  2. Add lemon peel to your bag or container of brown sugar to keep it soft.
  3. Remove sweat, mildew and rust marks on cotton fabric by making a paste of lemon juice and salt. Rub it in and leave for half an hour before washing as usual.
  4. Prevent rice from sticking by adding a few drops of lemon juice to the boiling water before you add the rice.
  5. Add half a lemon to the dishwasher for a streak-free rinse and a lovely smell.
  6. Clean your chopping boards with half a lemon and salt.
  7. Soak a sponge or cotton ball in some fresh lemon juice and place it in your fridge for several hours to absorb any odours.

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