There are tons and tons of ways to create something that will help your house smell good with lemons, but a candle? It’s true! In fact, it’s pretty easy! Cut a lemon in half, longways, remove the pulp (save for a snack or something), microwave some candle wax, and stir until fully dissolved.
Add dried lavender, lavender oil, and food coloring to the wax, set the candle in the center of the lemon, and add the wax. Let it cool, and then you’re ready to go! It will smell great, it looks fun, and it’s a simple addition to your home.
Get Odors Out of Food Containers
Food storage containers get a lot of use no matter what your life looks like. Maybe you're packing a lunch every day, maybe you are saving leftovers until the next meal, or maybe you work in a food-prep workplace. Even after regular cleanings, those containers can start to seem a little funky.
Use lemons or limes and a little bit of salt to remove odors and other kinds of funkiness from these containers, from the sandwich-sized boxes to the bigger versions. Just leave the salt and fruit inside, cover all the surfaces, and wash with soap and hot water. And voila!
Make Your Own Bathroom Cleanser
If you're all jazzed up to apply a little bit of elbow grease to the bathroom, but you're out of cleanser, that's a big letdown. Don't stop the cleaning frenzy, though – all you have to do is have a few special items in your kitchen.
Make some lemon water and add it to vinegar to make a natural, fresh cleanser that is perfect for all kinds of surfaces. You'll have to wait a little while for it to prepare, but it's easy, it's pretty cheap, and there's always more vacuuming to do. The bathroom will be there once you're done.
A Simple, Sweet Air Freshener
If you want your home – or even the office – to smell like fresh lemon, there's a simple way to do it. Add some baking soda and hot water into a bowl and stir to get it all dissolved.
Next, you'll need to add some lemon juice and lemon oils, but you can mess around the mixture or add some lemon peels to get the desired strength. Let the mixture cool to room temperature, add it to a spray bottle, and you're ready to go. You'll just need to make sure you give it a good shake whenever you want to use it.
Create a Fabulous Table Centerpiece
Getting ready for a fancy event? Or, maybe you just want to spruce up the dinner table a little bit, and you're out of ideas. Here's something you can do that only requires a glass container and a bunch of lemons. As we can see from the picture, it's as simple as one, two, three.
You just need a bunch of fresh fruits and a nice, clean piece of glassware that will catch people's eyes as soon as they enter the room or sit down. It's a wonderful summer sight, but it wouldn't look too out of place during the spring or autumn months, either.