6 Surprising Household Uses for Limes

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If you are anything like me, you don’t think much about limes. Occasionally, you’ll use them in your drinks or food recipes, but you don’t use them much outside of that. So, you might be surprised to learn that limes have a lot of other hidden benefits that can help you in the long run, according to Today.com.

1. Help Your Hands

Do your hands tend to smell after you work with garlic, onions, and similar ingredients? No worries! Just wash your hands with lime juice and the stench will be gone before you can say, “Ew.”

2. Coconut and Lime Hair Mask

Okay, okay, it might seem a little bit too crazy to work, but this do-it-yourself coconut and lime hair mask could mean the end of your curly hair. If you hate your curls, this super easy, cost effective tip might be for you. All you need is two limes and a coconut to make it happen! The rest of the recipe can be found on Today.com.

3. Clean Your Microwave

Are you getting grossed out by your microwave? Fill a microwavable bowl with a half cup of water, two tablespoons of baking soda, and half a lime. Cook it in your microwave for four minutes. The steam from your concoction will loosen up all the crusty stuff on the inside of your microwave, making it super easy for you to wipe up.

4. Eliminate Fish Oder

Ever notice that when you cook fish of any kind, your house starts to smell like Lake Erie? Lime juice might be your solution! After you put the fish remnants in your garbage disposal system, pour in a little bit of lime juice in before turning it on. This trick will help prevent that icky fishy smell from consuming your home.

5. Get Rid of Ants – Fast

This handy tip is something that will work on even fire ants. Use lime peels to create a DIY ant pesticide to get rid of ant mounds in your yard! Or, If you don’t want to kill the ants, just spray it around your entryways. However you want to keep the ants away, this ant pesticide is easy to make, and can be found on the Today.com website.

6. Help Keep Cut Flowers Alive

The hardest part about keeping fresh cut flowers in your home is keeping them alive and happy. Sure, they’re going to pass on eventually. In the meantime, you can use a mixture of lime juice, bleach, and sugar to help keep your flowers alive for longer!  Get all of the full details on Today.com.


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