Four Refreshing Ways to Use Citrus at Home

When life “hands you lemons,” you can do a lot more than make lemonade! If you have unused citrus at home, you can clean, decorate and even disinfect. Grab a piece of fruit and try one of these uses:
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Oranges. If you’re looking for an easy way to brighten up your kitchen or dining room, look no further than your produce section. Displaying oranges is said to bring wealth and luck in Chinese culture.
Grapefruit. It’s almost summertime, which can only mean one thing: fruity cocktails! If super sweet concoctions aren’t your thing, opt for a grapefruit drink, instead. This citrus is tart and flavorful.
Limes. The lime is lemon’s less famous little brother, but he has some serious cleaning and cooking credentials of his own. In the kitchen, use lime juice to remove dark stains from the inside of a coffee pot.
Lemons. Last but definitely not least when it comes to citrus: the lemon. The juice of this abundant and inexpensive fruit can defeat soap scum with just a few drops, freshen your air with a couple of tablespoons.

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  • Caitlyn Caitlyn on Aug 22, 2013
    Ha! I love grapefruit cocktails. They are super refreshing. =)
  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Jan 16, 2014
    I love any type of fruit; but oranges and lemons are my best friends. Well, next to my husband. One question, though, what can I do with orange peel? I hate to throw it out.