8 Amazing Things to Do With Lemons

For me, there’s nothing like lemon to take things up a notch. I love the tart flavor of freshly squeezed lemon juice in just about anything, and if you’ve never tried a sprinkle of lemon zest over some chicken or in a cake, you’ll want to get on that right away! And when I’m squeezing or zesting that lemon, there’s nothing like that bright scent to perk me up, even at the end of a long, tiring day.

Lots of you know all about those things already, but you might not know about the other amazing ways you can use lemons, so here they are:

1.Clean your microwave:

Squeeze the juice of half a lemon, and add the peel, into to a small bowl that’s half-filled with water. Microwave for 4 minutes and wipe clean.

2. Keep your refrigerator fresh:

Put some lemon peels on a dish and keep in the fridge to keep it smelling fresh.

3. Treat acne:

Yup- it’s true! Dab some lemon juice on a zit to help it heal faster.

4. Keep apples from turning brown:

The acid in the lemon will keep cut apples white for longer.

5. Clean chrome:

Rub a cut lemon on chrome surfaces to remove hard water stains.

6. Remove strong odors from your hands:

Get rid of odors like garlic, fish, and onion by rubbing your hands with some lemon juice. Then wash with soap and water.

7. Remove armpit stains:

You know those yellow armpit stains that ruin your shirts? Mix lemon juice with water and rub to remove them. Then wash as usual.

8. Flavor water:

You know you should drink water throughout the day, but plain water can get boring. Add some lemon slices to your water for some fresh flavor and stay hydrated.