Fantastic Ways To Use Lemon For Your Health, Laundry and Home
I am sure that you well are aware that lemons are pretty impressive – a powerful acidic punch in a waxy yellow skin. We published a post a year ago regarding their fantastic properties, and we continue to build on the many uses of this wonder fruit here. They obviously taste delicious, with a zesty freshness, and are widely used as a natural cleanser, but I am sure you have not used them in every way we suggest here.
When combined with salt or baking soda, they become your natural secret weapon in the war on germs, plus there are many health benefits of munching on the sour fruits – all for a mere 50 cents a piece! There is no excuse to not have some on hand all year around.
Health and Beauty
1. Clean and Whiten Your Nails
Nails can become discoloured over time, particularly if you wear nail varnish. Use a lemon to give your hands a treat without a costly trip to the manicurist. Simply add the juice of half a lemon to one cup of warm water. Then soak your fingertips in the mixture for five minutes, while you relax. Push back the cuticles using an orange wood stick and rub some lemon peel back and forth against the nail surface. Voila!
2. Banish Spots and Cleanse Your Skin
You can wash your face with a solution of lemon juice (1 part) and distilled water (3 parts) to naturally cleanse and exfoliate. Dab lemon juice directly onto spots and blackheads to draw them out. You should see an improvement after a few days of treatment.
3. Freshen Your Breath
You can also use your face cleansing solution as a mouthwash! Plus you can even swallow for longer-lasting fresh breath (not the liquid you use to swill though). The citric acid from the lemons will balance the pH level in your mouth, killing bad-breath producing bacteria. Limit your swilling to a few seconds, as the acid in lemons can harm tooth enamel.
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