11 Genius Lemon Hacks You Will Thank Us for Later

Think lemons are only good for making lemonade? You'll be happy to learn lemons are one of the most versatile tools (yes, tools!) you can have in your kitchen.  

Here are 11 tried-and-true lemon hacks you can use for everything from week killer to breath freshener! 

Use Lemon Juice to Naturally Lighten Your Hair

Did you know that lemon juice can be used as a natural bleach agent because of its citric acid? Using lemon juice to lighten hair is a natural, safe, and cost-effective alternative to using hair dye.  

Use Lemon Rinds as an Odor Eliminator

Lemon (and other citrus) peels can absorb random household odors. Toss a few peels into your fridge or put a few of them in the bottom of your trash can to get rid of any lingering odors. 

Clothes Whitener

The citric acid in lemon can break down stains and return color and life to shirts that have been washed many times.  

Use Lemons To Infuse Your Water

Want to start drinking more water? Infusing your drinking water with lemon is a great way to get started. Lemon-infused water is not the same as lemonade as it does not have any sugar added.  

Repel Mosquitos With a Homemade Lemon Spray

Combine three freshly squeezed lemons and two cups of water in a saucepan, bringing it to a boil. Let it steep for about an hour.  Once the mixture is completely cool, add it to a spray bottle, and it's ready to use! 

Lemon Juice Kills Weeds

Lemon juice can kill weeds with the high amount of citric acid it contains. When you apply it directly, citric acid has a burning effect on weeds.  

Swipe up for more!