10 USES with a lemon that could change your life

1. Clean your microwave.

According to Today, lemons do more than just make lemonade; they actually do a pretty good job at cleaning your microwave, too. Just add a bit of water and lemon juice in a microwavable cup and once it heats up, getting that stubborn stuck on grease off will be a problem no more

2. Clean your garbage disposal.
If you’re dealing with a smelly garbage disposal, Kitchen noted that a few lemon peels could absolutely help with that. Just throw in a few ice cubes, a little bit of salt, and a few of those peels and once you turn it on, things will smell much fresher

3. Create your own wood cleaner.
Tired of spending money on furniture polish or cleaner to shine your gorgeous wooden floors? According to Apartment Therapy,lemon – and a few other ingredients- can help you do just that.

4. Create with scrub.
If you’re tired of spending money on useless body scrubs, making your own with things that you probably have in your pantry could be a better option. A great exfoliant – and one that smells great, too – this lemon-based face scrub from Allure will make you never want to spend money on those expensive scrubs again.

5. Help with dandruff.
Unsightly dandruff can ruin the best all-black outfits and even have a negative effect on your self-esteem. And while there are plenty over the counter options to help, it can sometimes get expensive. According to Reader’s Digest though, you can decrease that problem at little to no cost with lemon juice and water.

6. Lighten your hair.
Getting highlight the salon frequently can cause quite the strain on your pockets. SELF noted, however, that there’s a cheaper way to get that done – and yes, it definitely includes lemon. Just add lemon juice and water or leave-in conditioner and give your tresses that summer glow.

7. Help whiten your clothes
Have your white clothes stopped looking white? Lemons can help with that. Just mix a half cup of lemon juice with a gallon of hot water and let them soak for a few hours, according to the  Network.

8. Keep bugs away.
Due to the acidic nature of lemons, Reader’s Digest noted that you can use them to keep bugs away from your home. From roaches to ants, it works for just about every pesky bug you can think of.

9. Kill weeds in your yard.
According to The Bump, lemon juice can also be a natural weed killer. Just mix it with some vinegar and you’ll have your own cost-effective option to rid your yard of those annoying weeds.

10Clean your pots.
Getting new pots and pans can be expensive, but once they’ve tarnished, you have no choice, right? Not quite. Blue Apron noted that lemon, distilled white vinegar, and baking soda can help make those scorched pots look close to new

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