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In a world so used to overly processed products, there’s no wonder why people are always sick or succumbing to so much waste. Due to the suffering of the planet, people have scoured the internet and textbooks in an attempt to find out how to live more naturally– from eating organic to utilizing food for other household uses, especially lemons. This citrus is not only fresh in scent but packs a punch when it comes to things outside of recipes, and its natural applications are as exciting as they are simple to execute.
Ward Off Unexpected Visitors
Regardless of how clean of a home you keep, ants find something that they enjoy and tend to multiply by the day. The acidic properties of lemon fruit mask an ant’s smell, thus ruining their trails and deterring them from an area entirely. To ensure that you have a home rid of ants in the spring and summer, spray windows, doors, and along the floor with lemon juice or leave lemon halves in any opening to the outside world.
Reap the Benefits of an Essential Oil
Essential oils are concentrated liquids extracted from individual plants and are known to exude powerful odors. Not only is a lemon essential oil great in the sense that it can make anything its applied to smell great, but its properties make it a great cleaner. The oil is also thought to be connected to the more spiritual world and links the soul and consciousness.
Additionally, inhaling the smell of lemon oil can help improve mood. You can also add a few drops to a glass of water for a great flavor. The oil has been thought to improve a person’s concentration and alertness as well.
Feel Even Better About Your Clean Home
Lemon contains cleansing properties because of its acidity. Using it on metal, plastic, glass, or wooden surfaces ensures an area is clean, so consider adding it to your arsenal of vegan, handmade cleaning products, for a cleaner and less-toxic home.
Help a Household Fast
In addition to aiding digestion, lemon fruit works as a throat soother for those with seasonal issues. Merely adding some of a lemon fruit to warm water and a teaspoon of honey will alleviate sore, scratchy throats.
Conclusively, natural uses for lemon are endless. Whether you seek to use the substance for your body, mind, or home, it will do the trick and smell great in the process. So, the next time you have a colorful array of lemons on your table for art, consider its other pros.