You know what they say: when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. We say, when life gives you lemons use them in all the ways you can and then make some lemonade. Besides adding them to drinks, salads and desserts, lemon have a million other uses, from cleaning, to deodorizing. Usually a product can have so many unexpected (and fun) uses. We’ve shown you a list of unusual uses for Coke and now we want to share with you 10 incredible uses for lemon. You won’t look at this yellow fruit the same way again after you see our list.
10. Cleans Greasy Mess
We all have greasy or splattered stove tops, right? Even though we try to keep them spotless, every time we make French fries, the oil splatters all over. Worry no more because you can use lemons to clean that sticky, greasy mess, without using any of those toxic chemical cleaners. To make it more efficient, put some salt on half a lemon and rub the dirty surfaces with it. Then wipe it off with a towel. Just make sure to be careful with surfaces that can be sensitive to acid, like marble counter tops.
9. Cleans Tea Kettle and Coffee Pots
Lemons are great for cleaning mineral deposit that builds up in the tea kettle due to tap water. To clean them, fill the kettle with water, put some slices of lemon peel in it and boil it. Turn it off and leave it to cool for about an hour. Drain it and rinse well. For coffee pots you can add salt, lemon rinds and ice to the empty pot, swirl it for one minute, throw out the liquid and rinse.
8. Microwave Cleanser
You know that it doesn’t take much for a very clean microwave to turn into a food mess. All it needs is an exploding bowl of food and the interior of the microwave will look like you need to buy another one. You don’t need any chemical cleaners for it. Just add some lemon rinds in a microwave-safe bowl and fill it halfway with cold water. Set the microwave on high for five minutes in order for the water to boil and the steam to condense on the walls of the oven. Then clean away the dirt with a wet towel.
7. A Great Deodorizer
One of the incredible uses for lemon is deodorizing. Use lemon peels to eliminate the stench from the garbage disposal and also make the kitchen smell fresh and clean. It’s also a great way to use the lemon peels after you’ve made some delicious desserts.
6. A Great Polisher
Lemon is good to polish chrome and copper surfaces. Use half a lemon dipped in salt or baking soda to brighten copper ware, brass, chrome or stainless steel. After you’ve polished them, leave them for about ten minutes and then rinse with warm water and polish them dry.
5. Insect Repellent
It’s a known fact that pests and insects hate the acid found in lemons. Peel the lemons and place them on windowsills, thresholds, near any cracks and holes where insects like ants and cockroaches might enter. This way you avoid those smelly chemical anti-insects sprays.
Yes, you can use lemons as humidifiers if you live in a house that suffers from dry heat in the winter. To do that, you need to put some lemon peels in a pot of water and put in the lowest stove top setting. This will humidify and also scent the air in your house.
3. Cutting Board Refresher –Incredible Uses For Lemon
Another one of the incredible uses for lemon is refreshing the cutting boards. Lemons have a low PH and antibacterial properties. So after you disinfect the cutting board, rub the surface with half a lemon, let sit for a minute and rinse. That nasty onion smell will disappear.
2. Helps With Age Spots
Every person on the planet will one day get age spots. Panic no more because lemon peel is known to lighten the age spots. Apply a small piece of lemon peel on the affected areas and leave it on for an hour before you wash it.
1. Breath Freshener
You can use lemon juice to get rid of the nasty bad breath by rinsing your mouth with it. The citric acid alters the pH level in the mouth and kills the bacteria that cause bad breath. Just make sure you rinse thoroughly afterwards because the acid in lemons can harm the tooth enamel if you expose your teeth for too long to it.
This was our list of ten incredible uses for lemon. Do you have any other uses for it? Please share with our readers in the comment section below. See you next time!