5 Great Lemon Tricks

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Introduction: 5 Great Lemon Tricks

Usually used for making lemonade, lemons have many uses besides food. With a bag of lemons around the house, you can some up with some cool projects!

Here are 5 of the most interesting i found, if you have more link to them in the comments!

Step 1: Mold Removal

You can remove mold by rubbing lemon juice where you see it. Mold should dissipate soon after!

Step 2: Invisible Ink

You can make your own secret spy invisible ink with lemon juice.

Take a q-tip and soak it in lemon juice. Use the Q-tip to write on the paper. Once the lemon juice is dry you can use heat from a lamp to reveal a secret message!

Step 3: Boost Laundry Detergent

Use 1 cup of lemon juice in your wash to boost the effectiveness of your laundry detergent.

Step 4: Blonde Highlights

Use lemon juice to get blond highlights, just apply and then sit out side. Repeat the process over a weeks time for best results.

Step 5: Electric Lemon

Lemons can give you electricity! 

1. roll the lemon to get the juices
2. Cut 2 slits in the lemon
3. in one slit place a dime, the other use a penny.
4. Now you have electricity from a lemon, you can test how much with a multimeter.

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    12yrs ago when my son was diagnosed with Leukaemia his Dr a Professor/Sir in Oncology told me that to keep my home free from germs (as all germs are a life threatening thing to someone with no immune system) i should use white vinegar diluted with half water to 100% sterilize my home etc (Plus can add lemon to neutralize vinegar smell). She also said there is nothing on the shelf you can buy that will kill 100% of germs only sunlight or vinegar. (which for inside your home sunlight is useless). Now you know why everything on the shelf on says 99.99% of germs not 100% effective like cheap good old vinegar.

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    you are sadly mistaken if you think "good old vinegar" is 100% effective. in fact you are worse off using vinegar than those on shelf items. that is unless of course you have a allergy problem with on shelf items, or you just want to go natural. vinegar won't protect you against most of the more dangerous bacteria.

    better off using bleach if you really have to deal with an issue that is THAT big a deal with germs. also, they do make special lights that destroy bacteria. UV lights I believe and they are used in some medical facilities.

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    A cup of lemon juice to your wash? What is that, like a dozen lemons?
    Not worth the cost or effort. I'd rather make lemonade with all those lemons.

    Use white vinegar and borax. Cleaner, better smelling clothes and towels. Both are super cheap.

    Borax is alkaline and vinegar is acetic. Seems like these 2 would work contrary to one another in the wash. Maybe use either or?

    Unfortunately, alkaline and acid, are not always mutually exclusive. In this case we are using the vinegar to rob the borax of one of its sodium ions. If you do the chemistry and react the proper amounts together you will eventually get a weak solution of boric acid. I cannot testify as to the usefulness of adding boric acid to a wash, but a partial reaction would give sodium borohydroxide (I think that is what it would be called) which is still an acid (technically depending on how much vinegar reacts with the borax). I suspect that this fills a similar function to the vinegar, but without the sharp smell. The sodium acetate byproduct does nothing. I'm not certain this is a useful reaction, but this is what would happen if you mixed them.

    Sorry - should have made that clear. When I wash towels, I add vinegar. When I run a regualr load, just the borax.

    Sorry - should have asked how much of each do you use - a tablespoon or cup full? and do they go in with the detergent or in the final rinse?