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Lemons are tasty, they make great desserts, are good on a hot day as lemonade, and they have that sour goodness we all enjoy. However, lemons are good for more than just cooking, here are some ways to use some leftover lemons. Also Read - 5 Reasons Why You Should Add Coconut Oil in Your Daily Haircare Regime

1. What’s That Smell?

Lemons are great deodorizers. Also Read - Avoid These 9 Shower Mistakes for Healthier Skin and Hair

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  • If you have a smelly garbage disposal, you can take your used lemon from cooking, chop it up, and put it in the disposal. When you turn on the disposal, you’ll be able to smell the difference.
  • You can also use the lemon peel to get lemon zest for your trash, which can reduce bad smells.
  • Another way to use it as a deodorizer is for your hands if you handle pungent foods like garlic.

2. Mr. Clean

The acidity in lemons makes them great cleaners.

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  • If your microwave is getting gross from the food you’ve warmed, squirt some lemon juice inside to get a good natural clean that doesn’t require the use of chemicals.
  • If you have tough grease stains in pans, try squirting lemon juice in the pan and letting it soak.
  • Lemons also work great for hard water stain in tubs and on faucets.

3. Beauty

Lemons can be a natural substitute for beauty products that contain numerous chemicals.

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  • If you’re looking to dye your hair, lemon juice on your hair and some hours in the sun will certainly lighten it up. You should use some coconut oil in your hair at the same time, so it won’t dry out.
  • A teaspoon of lemon juice on your face can help battle acne.
  • Lemon juice in a homemade exfoliator helps to lighten dark spots.
  • If you’re shying away from toxic chemicals to help with sweat, try using some as a deodorant. It’ll make you smell fresh and you’re not using any chemicals.

4. A Lemon A Day

Lemons can help if you’re feeling under the weather.


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  • If your throat is hurting, drop some lemon juice in your tea. The juice helps with inflammation and kills bacteria. You can also gargle water with lemon to help your throat
  • Lemon juice and water help soothe a painful sunburn! So make sure you have some during these upcoming summer months.
  • Lemon juice can freshen your mouth if you have bad breath, just make sure to rinse your mouth after the lemon juice to reduce acidity.

Know another use for lemons? Comment and let us know!