Aside from cooking, lemons serve some interesting alternative purposes!
1. Odor Neutralizer
Lemons are used as an ingredient in a variety of cleaners for their great odor-reducing properties. If you have a smelly garbage disposal, sink, etc. - try adding a splash of lemon juice after cleaning for a fresh scent!
2. Household Cleaning Agent
Running low on your favorite cleaner? Save a trip to the store (and a few bucks) by using lemon juice to clean surfaces. Need to tackle sticky messes or even stains? Try adding a little vinegar and water for a stronger solvent! You can even use lemon juice to remove stains from clothes before washing.
3. Throat Soother
Sore throats can be eased with a cup of warm water and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Add a spoon of honey for a sweeter remedy!
4. Keep the Ants Away
Having trouble with ants getting in the house? Squeeze a little lemon juice where they are coming in and this will keep them away.
5. Get Rid of Weeds
Try using a little lemon juice on those pesky weeds - it's a cheap, safe alternative to chemical sprays!