Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ideas and Tips for Using Lemons

Here are some of the ideas Karissa shared with us Thursday about ways we can use lemons!


Rub 1/2 of a lemon on hard water stains to rid of them on your faucet fixtures in the tub or shower.  You can also dip the lemon in salt and rub on brass or copper to make it sparkle again.

Place 1/2 of a lemon in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 3-5 minutes in the microwave to magically be able to wipe clean that pesky food that doesn't want to come off.

Adding 1/2 cup lemon juice to your rinse cycle of your washer whitens clothing if hung in the sun to dry.

1/2 of a lemon in your refrigerator helps to rid the fridge of offensive odors.

A few tablespoons of lemon juice added to 2 quarts of water makes a natural glass cleaner.

Place vinegar into ice cube trays, add a slice of lemon and freeze.  Use a couple of cubes every few days in your disposal to keep it smelling fresh.


Lemon juice fades freckles and age spots and can also get rid of blackheads.  Place the juice on affected areas before bed and do a cold rinse in the morning.

Mixing equal parts of honey, lemon, and olive oil makes a great moisturizer for dry skin.

1/4 cup of lemon juice and 3/4 cups of water placed in your hair helps to create natural highlights when you sit in the sun.

To rid your scalp of dandruff, mix an egg white with the juice of one lemon.  Place on affected areas and let it sit for 1 hour then rise it out.  Repeat for one month for best results.

Lemon juice in your water daily helps to flush out toxins, stimulate blood circulation and reduce arterial pressure.


Lemon sugar scrub for exfoliating hands and feet

2 1/2 cups sugar mixed with 1 cup extra virgin olive oil. Add 4 tablespoons of lemon juice. Place in a jar that you can seal. (this makes enough to fill a 12 oz. mason jar-makes a great gift!)

Sugar scrub for your face

1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 1 drop of vanilla extract.  Massage onto face and rinse with warm water and washcloth. 

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