Lime is not only for Limeade (Lemonade)

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Lime is one of my favorite ingredients for cooking, but I also find myself using lime for many other things around my house, with kids and in my day to day life.

Can you think of some uses for lime?

Lime by definition is "A rounded citrus fruit similar to a lemon but greener and with a distinctive acid flavor, the evergreen citrus tree that produces this fruit is widely cultivated in warm climates."

I prefer Lime to Lemon.

There are some very uncommon uses for lime, here are just a few, for example you can use lime for:

A better Health:
  • Headaches: Just putting a few slices of lime on the forehead should reduce the pain for a simple headache. I do have to say this does not work for my bad migraines :(.
  • Sore Throat: equal parts of lime and honey a few times a day will have you feeling better before you know it.
  • Mosquito bites: Take a 1/4 of a lime and rub the mosquito bite this will reduce the itchiness and help heal faster.
An easier Cleaning:
  • Odors: cutting a lime in half and rubbing it in a surface or container that has an unpleasant smell will eliminate or significantly reduce the smell.
  • Garbage disposals: Just cut a lime in 4 and drop a piece or 2 down the garbage disposal, run it and the smell will be gone.
  • Microwave oven: Placing a cup of water with a squeezed lime (3 to 4 tbs) and running it on high for 2 min in the microwave oven will eliminate odors, soften splatters for easy removal with a cloth, and leave microwave with a nice scent. Be careful when removing cup as water will be very hot.
Personal Beauty:
  • Hair Care: after washing your hair use some lime juice in your final rinse, it conditions, prevents dandruff and restore some of it's natural shine.
  • Elbows and knees: If your elbows and/or knees are darker try scrubbing some lime a few time a week and this will help making them lighter. Don't overdue it.
If you have other uses for lime or even lemon I would love to here them.
Author: Jay
"Friend, companion, wife, and modern mom to 2 beautiful baby girls. Loves to travel and enjoys the outdoors, likes to cook and bake, enjoys doing crafty things and spending time with her family.

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