Uses For Lemons
When life gives you lemons, there are many alternatives to just making lemonade.
Apply lemon juice to skin to reduce acne, wrinkles, age spots, blemishes, scars, etc.
Clean a food grater by rubbing it with the pulp side of a cut lemon.
Clean copper, brass and stainless steel with half a squeezed lemon dipped in salt or baking soda.
Clean cutting boards after disinfecting them, by rubbing the surface with a halved lemon. Rinse after letting it set for a few minutes.
Clean mineral deposits on chrome faucets, etc. by rubbing with half a squeezed lemon followed by a soft cloth.
Drink lemon and olive oil to eliminate gall stones and detoxify the liver.
Drink lemon juice to replace electrolytes and fight fatigue.
Drink lemon juice to aid in digestion and speed up weight loss.
Drink lemon juice to break up or prevent kidney stones.
Drink lemon juice to restore alkaline and balance the body’s PH levels.
Drink lemon juice with honey to reduce fevers, relieve a sore throat or nausea, lessen a chill, prevent coughing, etc.
Increase shine of hair by rinsing with lemon juice and water.
Nails can be whitened by rubbing them with a lemon wedge.
Place half a lemon in the refrigerator to absorb smells.
Relieve sore throats or canker sores by swishing with water and lemon juice.
Scatter pieces of lemon peel around entrances to your kitchen to deter ants and cockroaches.
Simmer lemon peels, cloves, cinnamon sticks and orange peels in water to create a delightful aroma.
Use lemon juice and/or lemon peel to deodorize trash cans, garbage disposals, etc.
Use lemon juice to polish mirrors or furniture.
Use lemon juice to prevent bad breath.
Use lemon juice to relieve toothaches and gum problems.
Use lemon juice to remove coffee and tea stains from cups.
Use lemon oil to increase alertness and decrease fatigue.
Use lemon oil to relieve anxiety/tension and nervousness due to its calming properties.
Use lemon oil to repel insects, or (combined with honey) to relieve insect bites.