When Life Gives You Lemons: 9 Things You Can Do with Lemons

What can you do when your lemon tree is in full bloom and you've got a bunch of lemons? Here are 9 fun things you can do with these yellow citrus fruits!

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. That's what everybody says, right? But there are so many more ways to use lemons than just making something to drink. 

If you are one of the lucky people to have a lemon tree in their yard, or just have a lot of lemons on hand often, then this is the article for you. 

Keep reading to learn about 9 awesome things you can do with your lemons. 

1. Soothe Bites and Stings

If you find yourself suffering from an itchy case of mosquito bites this summer, then a slice or two of lemon is exactly what you need. Just rub a slice over the bites or stings and you will be feeling soothed and itch-free in no time.

2. Make Your Own Cleaning Products

If you find yourself wondering what to do with excess lemons, then why not make some citrus cleaning products? Citric acid is a powerful and 100% natural cleaner. Scrubbing with pure lemon juice is enough to leave your home clean and fresh.

3. Skin Care Ointment

If you are suffering from acne or dry elbows, then a few drops of lemon juice can help work wonders. Mix it up with some baking soda and you get a wonderful salve to hep treat dry elbows.

4. Deodorize Your Home

Ever wondered what to do with lemons? Try halving them, adding them to a bowl of water and placing them around your home. They look cute and offer a natural way to remove odors. 

5. Freshen Up Your Fridge

If you find yourself with excess lemons, why not use them to freshen your fridge? Squeeze a lemon and use the juice to soak some cotton balls. Put these in your fridge for a few hours to leave it smelling fresh and clean.

6. Give Your Baking an Extra Zing

There are, of course, a lot of recipes using lemons. On top of that, you can add lemon juice and lemon zest into almost any baking project to give it an extra zing and get everybody talking about your kitchen skills. 

7. Shine Your Shoes

How about a non-edible recipe using lemons? Combine lemon juice and olive oil in a 2:1 ratio. This mixture makes an incredible polish that will have your shoes gleaming.

8. Create a Stain Remover

Whether you are looking at clothes, hands, or water streaks in the bathroom, one of the best things you can do with lemons is to juice them and use it as a grade-A stain remover. Just apply, scrub and rinse for brilliant results.

9. Lemons Make a Great Breath Freshener

Of course, if you are still wondering what to do with your extra lemons, try making yourself a natural breath freshener. Fresh lemon juice and water make a great combination. Take a swig, swill it around and swallow it for fresh breath every time. 

Never Run Out of Uses for Your Extra Lemons

With so many different lemony options, you will sooner run out of lemons than you will ideas on what to do with them. 

Why stop there, when there are so many uses for all varieties of citrus fruits?

Check out our other citrus blog posts and articles to learn more about citrus fruits and their great versatility. 

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