It’s summertime and we are loving lemons! Besides their refreshing scent, they’re so healthy and delicious. Packed with Vitamin C, their usefulness goes far beyond a favorite summertime drink. Here are 7 useful and unusual ways to use lemons…
Clean your microwave: Mix 3 tablespoons lemon juice into 1 1/2 cups water in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for 5-10 minutes. The steam will condense on the walls of the microwave, allowing you to easily wipe them clean, and leave your microwave smelling lemony fresh!
Make perfect rice: Just add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the water when cooking rice, it will fluff nicely when done.
Face wash: Make a natural face wash with equal parts lemon juice, water, aloe, and honey. Your face will be squeaky clean and you’ll smell delicious!
DIY Foot Scrub: Make a soothing, exfoliating Lemon Peppermint Foot Scrub! So simple and fragrant:
1 cup coarse sea salt
1/2 cup sweet almond oil
2 tsp lemon zest (zest from 1 lemon)
8 drops peppermint essential oil
1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and store in a clean 8 ounce jar.
2. To use: Rub into your wet feet with hands or pumice stone, paying extra attention to your heels. Rinse off with warm water, dry and apply lotion.
Teeth Whitener: Mix lemon juice and baking soda for an all-natural, very inexpensive bleach for your teeth. Apply with a q-tip and don’t leave on longer than a minute.
What’s your favorite way to indulge in lemons?