7 Surprising Uses for Lemon ...

Uses for Lemon rinds, peels, shavings or even the juice can be surprising. For me, I love to find unique and different ways to use fruits and veggies around the house – for example, did you know that you can use strawberries on your face as an exfoliate? The uses for lemon are endless really! Below, I've compiled the top 7 uses for lemon that might surprise you!

1. Greasy Mess Cleaner

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So I use a ton of olive oil. With using oils like olive oil, you are usually left with a huge greasy mess. One of the main uses for lemon juice can be to cut through that greasy mess quickly! Just use water and lemon juice in a spray bottle and I promise that it'll cut right through that grease better than most of the leading chemical-filled cleaners out there!

2. Lighten Hair

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Most people know about this but I have to say, it really works! This summer, I used this trick to lighten up my hair. All I did was combine a bit of lemon juice, some water and some peroxide into a spray bottle, carted it to the beach with me and then laid out in the sun with the mixture in my hair. Within a few days, I could tell that my hair was lighter and I didn't have to spend a ton either!

3. Homemade Hairspray

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Okay, it sounds weird and like it isn't going to work, but trust me on it. You can make homemade hairspray by just boiling down lemons in water until it is about half of what you started with. Dilute the mixture with some additional water and store the mixture in the fridge. The best part about this is that it smells just like crisp and fresh lemons!

4. Polish Chrome

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Are you having problems getting your chrome sinks clean? What about the chrome you have along your cars exterior? Guys, this works, just rub some lemon rind over the chrome and instantly, it'll brighten up and shine just like new! It's one of the many uses for lemon that people wouldn't even think of using this awesome fruit for!

5. Refresh Cutting Boards

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I cook a lot (okay, I admit it, the BH cooks a lot) and we only have one cutting board. We have to use that to cut everything from our veggies to our meats on it. When we are looking to refresh the board after cleaning it and making sure it is disinfected we put some lemon juice on it! Just cut the lemon in half and rub it all over your cutting board and it'll leave it smelling delicious and completely clean!

6. Lighten Age Spots

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I am always looking for a natural way to use fruits and veggies as anti-aging products. Lemons, believe it or not are one of the few fruits out there that can be used to lighten up your age spots! Just rub it twice a day onto any spots that you have and over the course of a few weeks, you'll see a huge difference in the color of the spots!

7. Natural Cat Box Deodorizer

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I have two cats, two disgustingly smelly cat boxes and had no idea until I started writing this on how to get rid of the cat smell. I clean the cat boxes at least three times a day to keep the smell at bay. Now, I can say goodbye to cleaning and hello to a great smelling kitchen! Just cut up some lemon slices and leave them on a plate in your home – it works as a natural neutralizer. Man, I wish I would have known that one of the uses for lemon slices was to kick the smell out!

Now that I know some of these great uses for lemon juice, slices and even the zest, I know that my house is gonna be constantly stocked with lemons! Lemons are seriously awesome and can be used in every single room in your home! These are just 7 of the uses for lemon peels, rinds, juice and even slices, what are some more that you guys know about?

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