This hack is less about using a lemon to do something else and more about using something else to get more from the lemon. If you’re trying to get some of that good lemon juice for some of the other hacks on this page, try using a metal skewer. You could also use something like a knitting needle or chopsticks if you wanted.
Roll the lemon a little just to loosen the membranes and release the juices. After that, poke your skewer of choice into the non-stem end of the lemon. It’s the side that extrudes a little. Go at least an inch in; just don’t poke your hand. Then, squeeze and watch all that juice come right out.
Prepare Your Feet With a Lemon Scrub
If you want your feet to look perfect every time you step outside, here's a recipe for a foot scrub that you can make right at home. Combine a cup of coarse sea salt, half a cup of sweet almond oil, two teaspoons of lemon zest (about how much you would get from a single lemon), and eight drops of peppermint oil.
Mix it all together in a bowl and store it every time you want to use it. When you do, rub it into your wet feet with your hands or a pumice stone, and then rinse it off with warm water.
Get That Fresh Feeling With a Body Scrub
It's never been easier to make your very own sugar scrub with just the stuff that is inside your kitchen. You'll just need a cup of granulated sugar, juice from half of a fresh lemon, a fourth of a cup of coconut oil, and some lemon zest.
Mix it all until everybody gets to know each other, and then scrub away. If it's too runny or thick, add more sugar or juice respectively until it's just the way you like it. Don't wait too long to use it up – no preservatives means it might start to go bad after enough time.
Freeze Lemon Bites to Use Them Later
So you've made a lemon mixture that you like to add to your favorite baking recipes, but they always get used up so fast. Why not make a bunch of them in an ice cube tray, as we see here, and freeze them until you need them?
Or, maybe you just want to enjoy a cool, refreshing lemon treat when you get home from work without having to get too messy – another way these quick treats can become some of your favorites. Because let's face it, there's nothing quite like making something in bulk and knowing it's waiting for you to use when the time is right.
Get the Most Juice Out of Your Squeeze
Ever wanted to make sure that you can get as much juice as possible from fruits like lemons? Here are a couple of things you can try. The first thing, before you've even placed them in the juicer, is to roll the lemons on the counter, which loosens membranes and fibers and makes it much easier to juice.
Next, cut the lemon lengthwise to get maximum juice. Cutting the lemon lengthwise means you have a bigger surface area to grab, and the squeezing motion will push against more of the lemon. It reduces the amount of work and increases the amount of resulting juice.