In my recent issue of Martha Stewart Living I found some interesting things that you can do with lemons. I love lemons and usually buy too many and I thought some of these tips were great for two of my favorite things--living green and saving money! There were other things you could do, but honestly, I don't have much copper or lace hanging around my house, and I didn't want to bore you.
Air Freshener: Simmer a half dozen lemon slices and a handful of cloves in a pan of water. Especially good for removing food odors.
Linen Whitener: Fill a large pot with water, and a few lemon slices, and bring to a boil. Turn of heat, add linens, and let soak for up to an hour. Remove, and launder as usual.
Household Cleanser: Mix half a cup of baking soda with enough liquid dish soap to make a paste. Spread over half a lemon, and use it to scrub basins, bathtubs, and stainless steel sinks.
Stain Remover: To remove berry, coffee, and tea stains from clothing, soak soiled areas in lemon juice for about an hour. If some of the stain remains, dampen the area, make a paste of equal parts baking soda and water, and scrub gently.
Dishwasher Detoxer: Place half a lemon in top rack of dishwasher, and run it with dishes to freshen the appliance.
Or you could screw all of the above and just do this:
Have a great day!!!