Thursday, September 25, 2014

Benefits of Lemons

Benefits of Lemons

Lemons are an All Purpose Cleaner

Replace harsh, chemical-filled cleaners with a natural, lemon-based one. For mirrors, windows, and countertops, mix lemon juice and water in a spray bottle. Brighten your whites without bleach by adding a cup of lemon juice to your laundry. Rub a lemon directly on grimy faucets and shower handles to remove soap scum while polishing chromes and other metals. You can even remove carpet stains with a lemon juice and salt scrub.

Lemons Tea for a Sore Throat

Gargle with lemon juice or adding it to hot tea is a great way to soothe redness and inflammation in your throat. Lemon is also antibacterial and can help get rid of any germs inhabiting your throat

Lemons make a great Preservative

Make your fruit and vegetable slices last longer by coating them with lemon juice. The citric acid will help keep them from browning. Give it a try today by coating some apples slices or spritzing it on a batch of guacamole.

Lemons Fade Dark Spots on your Skin

You can use lemon juice topically to help fade dark spots. Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C, which can help even your skin tone. Apply lemon juice daily; let it sit for five to 15 minutes and you’ll begin to see an improvement in a couple weeks.

Lemons as a Teeth Whitener

Mix lemon juice and baking soda in a small bowl until it bubbles. Using a cotton swab, apply the mixture to your teeth and let sit for a minute before brushing off gently. This is a cost-effective way to get the smile you want without paying for expensive whitening treatments. However, it’s important to follow the instructions exactly because citric acid can erode tooth enamel if it’s left on your teeth for more than a minute.

Lemons to Care for Your Nails

Soak your nails in a bowl of lemon juice to remove dark nail polish stains or any other nail discoloration instantaneously.

Lemons can clean your Furniture

You can make a chemical-free wood polish by mixing a cup olive oil with half a cup of lemon juice.

Lemons as an Air Freshener

Lemon’s fragrance can quickly eliminate nasty smells in your house. Start by boiling lemons to make your own, toxin-free air freshener. Leave lemons on the stove for several hours and slowly the good smells will diffuse throughout the air. If your kitchen is the issue, try putting lemon peels down your garbage disposal and rubbing lemon on wooden cooking items to get rid of lingering smells.

Lemon Face Mask

Combine lemon and honey in a bowl for an easy, do-it-yourself facial mask. The vitamin C from the lemon will brighten your skin while the honey antiseptic properties will help prevent acne as it helps moisturize your skin. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes for best results.

Lemons to help Morning Sickness or Nausea

Squeeze lemon juice into a glass and add a pinch of sugar for instant nausea relief. The fresh, clean scent of the lemon is what does the trick.

Lemons for Cleaning Your Microwave

If your microwave is stained and smelly, lemon can fix that. Put a couple halved lemons and some water in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for thirty seconds. When it’s finished, wipe down the inside of the microwave. It should have a fresh, clean smell.

Lemon Facial Cleanser

  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • essential lemon oil


Mix all ingredients together. Soak a cotton wool pad in mixture and remove makeup. Repeat with fresh cotton wool pads until make up is removed. Note: This mixture will not keep, so it should be used immediately

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