Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations

5 Unexpected Uses for Lemons

Home > Everywhere > Health and Beauty | How To | Lists
by Carisma (subscribe)
Activist and writer, currently based in Sydney. My first book is now available at spend to save
Published October 1st 2013
How to have your lemon and eat it too
Ok I admit it – Im not a fan of that lemony taste. But, sour taste aside, lemons have a lot of great uses. Here are just a few:

1. Detox
Lemons are one of the best natural ingredients to use in detoxifying the body. Despite their acidic nature, they become alkaline once in the body, creating a brighter, better complexion. To use, squirt the juice of ½ a lemon (if the flavour is too strong, try ¼ initially), into a cup of hot water, and drink. This is best done first thing in the morning, half an hour before breakfast. Brush your teeth beforehand, as lemons can be known to erode teeth enamel.
lemon water
Image by Dusky, Free Digital Photos

2. Skin
Suffering from a pimples? The simplest recipe for getting rid of problem skin is to dip a cotton ball in the juice of a lemon, apply directly to the pimple, and leave overnight. Wash away with water in the morning. The citric acid will help gently erode the pimple away.

3. Aromatherapy
While each person's experience is different, I personally find the scent of lemons very uplifting. Using a lemon freshener in your office may help improve your concentration and energy levels. It's also been said that the scent of lemons helps calm nervousness and anxiety – definitely an office must have.
Image by Koratmember, Free Digital Photos

4. Health
There are many ways to use lemons to treat all those little health problems. Dabbing lemon juice on gums can stop them from bleeding. Adding some lemon juice to a hot cup of tea will help soothe headaches. Got warts? Treat them by dabbing a cotton ball dipped in lemon juice to the wart every day until it dissolves.

5. Natural deodorizer
Instead of throwing out all your lemon peels, use them to freshen up your home instead. A few peels inside your fridge will mask the odour of all those expired foods you forgot to throw out. Placing a few peels at the bottom of your garbage bin will kill all those unpleasant odours – but just remember to change the peels every two weeks.

So, next time life hands you lemons, make lemonade…and then some!
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  43
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Versatile lemons
Phone: N/A
Your Comment
Very interesting.
by lisaf (score: 0|2) 2508 days ago
More Everywhere articles
Articles from other cities
Top Events
Popular Articles