Some common and some uncommon uses for lemons.
- Pour lemon juice directly on ink spots and wash garments in cold water.
- A mild alternative to bleach can be found in lemon juice. Soak garments in a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice for ½ hour prior to washing. Lemon juice is much safer for whitening delicates than bleach is.
- Used with white vinegar lemon juice is effective in removing underarm stains from shirts, and blouses.
- Use 1 cup of lemon juice in washer with whites to help remove rust stains, and whiten whites. Work a paste of salt and lemon juice into mildew stains and allow garment to dry. Repeat process until the stain is gone.
Health and Beauty
- Lemon juice has been used for years to lighten age spots and freckles, and it has an added bonus of helping to clear black heads and acne. Wash the face nightly with lemon juice and rinse with cool water in the morning.
- Create blond highlights by spraying the hair with lemon juice and sitting under the sun. Lemon juice added to shampoo aids with the removal of dandruff. Add two tablespoons of lemon juice to two cups of water to rinse hair after shampooing. Repeat process every other day until there are no signs of dandruff.
- Dry and achy hands and feet can be relieved with a mixture of lemon juice and olive oil used as a massage. The skin will feel softer too.
- Anyone who frequently polishes their nails knows that polish can create yellowing. Soak nails in lemon juice for ten minutes then dip in a mixture of warm water and vinegar. Not only with this help to whiten nails, but it also aids in strengthening them.
- Lemon juice provides for antibacterial treatment in minor wounds and aids in stopping the bleeding.
- Poured directly on poison ivy rash, lemon juice relieves the itch and discomfort.
- There are several different cough and sore throat remedies which include lemon juice. Lemon juice can also be used to kill the bacteria that cause bad breath.
- A few drops of lemon juice added to a glass of warm water drank before breakfast will aid with constipation.
- Remove the foul odor of fish or the stain of berries from your hands by washing them first in lemon juice and then with soap and water.
- Lighten, smooth, and soften elbows with lemon juice.
- Remove warts by applying lemon juice to the site daily until the wart falls off.
There is also an added benefit in using lemon juice, baking soda, or vinegar in cleaning in that we are helping our environment by using natural non toxic cleaners.
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