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Published June 22nd 2012
5 Quirky Uses for Lemons
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade with them! But there are so many other ways you could use those lemons.
Lemon juice is a natural astringent. Make it part of your beauty routine, rub it on your face and rinse with cold water. You will get a clearer complexion, tightened pores and fewer blemishes. A lemon juice facial also assists in removing exhaustion and rejuvenating your skin and mind. If dandruff has been paralysing your mind with its relentless nature then try doing the following: add a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice in two cups of water and use it to rinse your hair after shampooing. Not only will the lemon juice do away with the dandruff but will also soften your hair lending them a beautiful opulence. Soften your hands and feet by rubbing lemon juice on them and rinsing away with water. Rub a piece of lemon on your fingernails and toenails and wash away after 10 minutes to get instant shiny and strong nails. During the European Renaissance, fashionable women used lemon juice to redden their lips.
Lemon juice is a natural bleach and can serve the role of a highly effective cleaning substance. You can choose to clean your windows and glass by rubbing them with lemon juice and then drying with newspapers. You can also get rid of stubborn stains by rubbing with a cloth soaked in lemon juice. Lemon juice can also be utilised in polishing metals to give them the much sought-after gleam. You can polish copper by rubbing it with a cloth sipped in lemon juice and then buffing it dry. Brass and aluminium can be rubbed with a paste of lemon juice and cream of tartar to make them as good as new. Try cleaning your gold and silver jewellery with lemon juice and you will be amazed by their sheen.
In these winter months lemon juice can be a great aid in getting rid of sore throats. Drink tea with some lemon juice in it. You will immediately feel a good vibe as you drink the warm tea and sore throat will vanish in hours. If constipation has been bothering you, then you can obtain relief by drinking a few tablespoons of lemon juice in the morning. \Get relief from heart burn by drinking a glass of water and two tablespoons of lemon juice. Lemon juice is also a rich source of vitamin C which strengthens your immune system against the coughs, colds and flu. Say goodbye to a hangover in the morning by drinking a glass of hot water with lemon juice in it.
You can get rid of fridge odour by soaking a sponge in lemon juice, placing it on a plate and leaving it in the fridge. Want to get rid of chopping board odour? After cutting meat or fish on the chopping board, scrub it with half a lemon and the end result will be a clean and odourless chopping board. Scrub your aluminium pots and pans with lemon juice to get shiny utensils. Prevent rice from sticking by adding a tablespoon of lemon juice to the water before cooking. The cooked rice will be whiter and brighter. You can prevent apple slices from turning brown by rubbing them with half a lemon.
Mix some lemon juice with water and put in a spray bottle. Magic! You have just got yourself a natural, harmless and inexpensive air freshener. You can also choose to leave a dish of lemon juice and baking soda mixture in your rooms to get rid of bad odour and freshen the rooms.
There are so many things you can do with lemons. Be creative and find other uses for lemons. Maybe you could even write a sequel to this article!
Along the same lines as the treatment for dandruff. Add a couple of drops of olive oil to a cup of lemon juice and pour on your hair, massage it in, leave it on for 10 mins then wash it out. It is a great way to treat your scalp and will leave your hair nice and healthy and shiny!