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10 Creative Ways To Use Lemon Juices

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10 Creative Ways To Use Lemon Juices

 

Why use expensive products that are full of toxic chemicals to clean your home, to ease a cough or even soften your skin. Lemon Juices can replace countless bottles of overpriced chemicals for a fraction of the cost which will help you save money. You will definitely rest easier at night using a food based product by knowing you are saving money and not exposing you, your family, and pets to a potentially irritating and toxic substances.

 

1. Deodorize and Disinfect Your Kitchen

When it comes to surfaces like refrigerator shelves, counter tops and cutting boards that need to be clean, and you can’t imagine using harsh chemicals where you prepare and store your food. Lemon juice is perfect for disinfecting all of these surfaces without leaving behind a toxic residue. It also removes unpleasant stains and odors, so your kitchen is fresh and clean.

2. Remove Grease and Grime

Lemon juice can power through grease and grime throughout your home.  You can use a mixture of lemon juice and salt to scrub away grease build-up in the kitchen or other work areas. Lemon juice can also help remove grease stains from clothing (but don’t use on silks or other delicate fabrics).

3. Tone and Brighten Your Skin

Lemon juice is an astringent, which makes it perfect for treating blemishes and preventing break-outs. It also softens the skin, and over time can lighten scars and dark spots. Mix one part lemon juice with three parts water to use as a brightening toner for your skin after cleansing.

4. Aid Digestion and Detox

Adding a little fresh lemon juice to your water during meals can aid digestion. Drinking a glass of lemon water first thing in the morning is said to have a cleansing and energizing effect on the system (some even say it helps you lose weight!).

5. Soothe a Cough or Sore Throat

Stir together equal amounts of raw honey and fresh lemon juice. Take a spoonful as needed to ease coughing or treat a sore throat. This is great because it’s so kid-friendly and it really helps! You can also stir the mixture in with warm water or herbal tea to ease cold symptoms.

6. Clean and Deodorize Your Toilet

Yes, the toilet can be icky. But that doesn’t mean you have to use heavy chemicals to get your toilet bowl clean and sparkling. Instead, use a mixture of borax powder and lemon juice to get your toilet looking (and smelling!) like new.

7. Soften and Clean Your Hands

Lemon juice can remove stains and odors from your hands. It also softens and brightens the skin.

8. Get Beautiful Sun-Kissed Highlights in Your Hair

Highlights in a box may sound convenient and expensive, but in reality buying hair color can irritate your scalp, damage your hair, and may not even come out looking natural. Save your money (and your hair) by using lemon juice instead! Simply spritz your hair with lemon juice before you go out in the sun. You can repeat as needed to get the level of highlights you want. As a side bonus, lemon juice rinses away build-up and gives your hair a beautiful shine.

9. Get Glass Sparkling Clean

Use one part lemon juice with ten parts water to clean windows, mirrors, coffee pots and more. Simply give the surface a light spray and wipe away with a microfiber cloth.

10. Remove Tarnish Naturally

Make a paste with lemon juice and salt. Apply the mixture to tarnished copper, chrome or brass. Let it sit for about ten minutes, then rinse and buff to a shine.

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