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45 Amazing Uses For Lemons

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Draw out blackheads during the day by dabbing lemon juice on them. Wash your face with a little bit of lemon to help naturally cleanse it and exfoliate it. After several days your skin will improve. 

17. Cleaner, whiter nails

Make your nails whiter by adding the juice of 1/2 lemon to 1 cup warm water and soaking your fingertips in this mixture for 5 minutes. Push back your cuticles afterward and rub some lemon peel back and forth against the nail to get nails that look as though they were done by a manicurist!

18. Headache prevention

Drink 1 liter of water with 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice to help prevent headaches. Alternatively, you can add 1 Tsp. lemon juice to 1 cup peppermint tea and relieve a headache instantly. Get rid of drugs, lemon juice is the perfect headache solution!

19. Treating inflammation

Lemons act as a natural diuretic and so this helps improve urine flow and reduce inflammation by helping flush out toxins and bacteria at a faster rate. This will help give you relief from arthritis, rheumatism, and pain associated with cuts and other wounds or injuries. 

20. Kidney stone prevention

Lemon juice mixed with water can increase the production of urinary citrate, a chemical that prevents the formation of crystals that may build up into kidney stones. 

21. Respiratory health

Lemon water reduces phlegm and can help you breathe properly. It is also great for those suffering from asthma. 

22. Anti-aging

Free radicals from our food (pesticides, junk food, etc.), the environment and stress are responsible for the aging of skin and skin damage. Consuming lemon, whether in food or in your water reduces the production of these free radicals and is, therefore, a great anti-aging food!

23. Infection treatment

Lemons are anti-bacterial and anti-viral, and so they help fight infections externally and also internally. Lemon water is great for those suffering from a sore throat, and although it may sting, is a wonderful cleanser for open wounds. 

24. Oral health

Freshen the breath, stop bleeding gums and prevent toothaches with lemon!  Use lemon juice as a mouth rinse to help get rid of bad breath. Swish with 1/4 cup lemon juice, and then rinse with water afterward to prevent tooth erosion. 

25. Vaginal hygiene

Making a douche out of diluted lemon water makes a safe and sane method for the health of a woman’s vagina. It is a powerful antiseptic and is free from irritating drugs which are often found in douches and suppositories. 

26. Diphtheria

You don’t need a vaccine to help cure Diptheria. Swallow 1/2 to 1 tsp. of lemon juice every hour to help cure yourself of this disease. The lemon acid is strong enough to cut lose the false membrane in the throat, allowing it to come out. 

27. Fever & chills

Lemon water is a great way to help get rid of the fever and the chills. Drinking 1 cup of lemon water (1 tsp. lemon per 1 cup) every couple hours or so can help reduce symptoms in no time. 

28. Wart removal

Tried everything to get rid of your wart? Why not try lemon juice? The acids in the lemon will help dissolve the wart in just 7 days when you dab the wart with lemon juice every day.

29. Flaky dandruff treatment

Suffer from an itchy, dry, flaky scalp? Massage two tablespoons of lemon juice into your scalp and rinse with water. Stir one teaspoon of lemon juice into one cup of water and rinse your hair with it. Repeat every day until dandruff disappears. 

30. Soothe rashes (aka poison ivy)

Skip the calamine lotion, poison ivy rash can be treated simply by applying lemon juice to the affected areas. This will help alleviate the rash as well as the itching that comes along with it. 

31. Relieve rough hands & sore feet

Using a mixture of equal parts lemon juice and water, let your feet soak, and then massage them with coconut oil and dry with a soft cloth. 

32. Detox the body

Overall, lemon is a great way to help cleanse and detox the body. Drinking 1 liter of water with 3 tbsp. lemon juice in the morning will help flush out stagnant toxins and dead cells that your body worked hard at scavenging and ushering out of our tissues while we were asleep. Flushing yourself with plenty of lemon water in the morning will help your body effectively eliminate these unnecessary particles. 

Around The House

33. Berry stain removal

Sponge your berry stains with lemon juice or rub a slice of lemon over the stain. Flush with a little bit of water and blot as much as possible, and allow to dry. 

34. Whiten clothes

Lemon is extremely effective at whitening clothes. Place your clothes in a large basin of hot water and add a generous amount of lemon juice. Soak overnight, and wash normally the next day. Your white clothes will be whiter than ever!

35. Rid clothes of mildew

Make a scrub out of lemon and salt to help get mildew out of clothes. Mix 1/4 cup lemon with 1/3 cup salt and rub the paste onto the mildewed areas. Let the garments dry in the sun, and repeat these steps until no mildew remains.

36. Replace mothballs with lemon

Mothballs are incredibly toxic and should not be used in your household. Instead, repel clothing moths by taking a lemon and sticking them with cloves until it looks almost like a clove-studded porcupine. These heavily studded lemons dry slowly with the cloves and leave a beautiful odor throughout closets and rooms while repelling moths. 

37. Natural air freshener

Help naturally freshen the air in your house by taking a pot of water and letting it simmer on low. To this water, add some lemon peels, cinnamon sticks, cloves and apple skins. Your house will smell incredible!

38. Enhance laundry detergent

Make your laundry detergent 10 times more powerful by pouring 1 cup of lemon juice to your washer during the wash cycle. The natural bleaching action of lemon will remove rust and other stains and will also take out mineral discolorations from cotton T-shirts and briefs, leaving your clothes smelling fresh. They will also come out brighter and smell citrus-fresh! 

39. Eliminate fireplace odor

Burn lemon peels with firewood to help improve the smell of your fireplace. It will also act as a natural air freshener!

40. Neutralize a smelly litter box

Lemon is great for relieving smelly litter boxes. Cut a couple lemons in half, place them cut side up in a dish in the room where the litter box is located and the air will soon smell lemon-fresh!

41. Replace the dry cleaner

Scrub stained areas on dry-cleaning items with equal parts lemon juice and water. The clothes will be good as new and smell amazing!

42. Polish chrome

Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle with baking soda on the cut side. Clean up and down the chrome. Buff dry and then rinse with warm water.

43. Clean tarnished brass

Make a paste of lemon juice and salt (or baking soda or cream of tartar) and coat the affected area. Let it stay on for 5 minutes and then wash with warm water, rinse and polish dry. 

44. Remove underarm stains

Lemon juice helps remove dark underarm stains on t-shirts and undershirts. Put a bunch of lemon juice on the stain until it is thoroughly soaked. Add 1 tsp. of salt and rub between your fingers until the stain lifts. Expose the garment to the sun and allow it to dry to enhance the stain removing the power of lemon juice. 

45. Rust-removing scrub

Mix 1 tbsp. lemon juice with 2 tbsp. salt to make an easy rust-removing scrub.

Sources:

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