There are lots of reasons why we as people stink, physically, from the food we eat to how we work, even going so far as to include the kind of clothes we wear. If you want to get rid of the funk without using a deodorizer, grab a lemon and cut it down the middle.
Rub the lemon under your arms – or anywhere else that might stink – and let the citric acid work its magic. It’s not recommended you do this right after shaving or waxing, or you’re going to be in a good amount of pain. It won’t totally remove the smell, but it should help.
If you’re an active individual, you may have calluses on your feet or hands. And, though they don’t pose serious health risks, they can be both unsightly and uncomfortable. It has been shown that soaking callused areas in a baking soda bath can help soften the skin, eliminate scabbing, and improve the appearance of calluses.
Pour warm water into a bowl with a few tbsps of lemon or lime juice and some baking soda. Allow your feet or hands to soak for a few minutes, and then rinse them. Repeat as necessary until you notice the improvement in their appearance.
Your Very Own Sour Patch
Sour Patch candies might not be everyone's favorite, but there are plenty of people who wouldn't mind enjoying a nice sour treat every once in a while. Instead of buying them from the store, you can just make your own!
You take a small fruit – grapes are the obvious choice – and a mixture of lemon juice and your favorite flavors of gelatin mix, and chill or freeze them to create something that will taste great and might even be a little healthy, too. Another option is Kool-Aid powder, which is just flavored citric acid and really does do the trick.
Clean Up That Dirty Cutting Board
You should be washing your cutting board every time you use it, but even if you're hitting it hard with soap and water, it can sometimes still retain a funk. Since you're reading this article, you can bet you need to reach for a lemon or lime, but there's a little more to this tactic than just chopping up fruit.
Add a little bit of salt, and the chemicals involved will help get rid of the smell entirely. After hitting it with this fun combo, wash it the normal way, and you should have a cutting board that is as fresh and clean as the first use.
Get Your Toilet Really, Really Clean
We're sure that you give your family pot a weekly cleaning to make sure there are no marks or stains left in the bowl, but have you ever wanted to get it extra fresh? Take a tip from this picture, which will have you lining the rim with lemon slices and filling the center with more.
Sure, it looks a little goofy, and you can't really use the toilet until it's had a while to sit, but after a little while, the toilet will be smelling fresh and clean. Great for having special guests over or keeping the bathroom smelling good if you're going to be gone for a few days.