Submitted by Ana Caban on December 26, 2013 - 7:23 pm
6 great uses for lemons, for beauty, home and health.
Freshen your breath!
Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice on your tongue, swish and swallow. Not only can this lower pH levels, but it also kills stinky-breath causing bacteria.
Moisturize your cara (face)!
Don’t let the cold weather get your skin down. Mix even parts of lemon juice and honey. Apply to your cara y cuello, (face and neck), and relax for 10 minutes. Rinse off with cold water and you’re good to go.
Add a few lemon peels to your winter fire or let them boil on the stove. There’s nothing quite like a fresh, citrus scent, floating through the air.
Mix equal parts of lemon juice and water, pour into a spray bottle and voilà, you have your own all-purpose cleaner.
New year, clean body
Lemon water is a great detoxifier for your body. Squeeze the juice from half of a lemon in your water. For added flavor, cut up the remainder of the lemon and toss into the glass.
And my personal favorite…
Squash a cold
Put 1 Tbsp of freshly grated ginger in boiling water and steep for 3 minutes. In a mug place 1 Tbsp each of lemon juice and honey. Strain the ginger tea into the mug, stir and say adios to that cold!
How do you use lemons? Please share!