Five Travel Tricks with Lemon Juice

lemon travel tricks, uses for lemonWhat can be accomplished with a lemon? Quite a bit actually. The acid in a lemon is very versatile, not to mention simple and cheap. Therefore, we’ve put together five scenarios where a lemon can come to your rescue.

Lemon Travel Trick #1

There are times when your vehicle stinks. Whether you forget food under the seat or give a ride to your friend who stepped in dog poo, a lemon is a great way to neutralize the air and eliminate unwanted smell. Simply place a small bowl of pure lemon juice on the floor of the parked vehicle and leave it for as long as possible. The lemon juice will absorb the order and give a fresh scent.

Lemon Travel Trick #2

If you spilled coffee or pop on your white dress shirt on the way to work, never fear. Lemon juice works as a natural bleaching agent to remove tough stains. You can scrub a small spot directly, and/or add a 1/2 cup of lemon juice to a load of laundry to whiten whites.

Lemon Travel Trick #3

Add a few drops of lemon juice to fresh fruit slices for a simple and healthy snack for the kids. The lemon juice will prevent the fruit from quickly turning brown.

Lemon Travel Trick #4

We all try to avoid dribbling gas on our hands while filling up at the pump. The smell is strong and hard to wash out. When this happens, use a small about of lemon juice or rub your hands with a slice of lemon to remove the gas smell. Wash your hands as usual and the scent will be gone.

Lemon Travel Trick #5

When you open up the trunk and find your lunchbox from a month ago, you’re likely to consider throwing smelly and stained containers away. Lemon juice will remove smells from plastic, as well as nasty stains from red sauces, etc. Rub the juice around the container, and let it sit on the front step in the sun. Then run it through the dishwasher as normal, and watch it clean right up!

Do you have a clever use for lemons? How about a travel trick to share? We’d love to hear from you.