Has anyone ever told you to “Go Suck a Lemon”
Hey, it’s not such a bad thing…
Lemons are good for you.
Lemons have many tasty applications, especially in the kitchen and behind the bar; for garnishes, tingles, culinary purposes, even beauty and first aid purposes.
Lemons are essential unbelievable daily remedies; it is an antiseptic, antioxidant, and antidote for various poisons.
In the Far East, because lemons are rich in vitamin c, they are used to strengthen the immune system along with other health benefits. It is an odor neutralizer, meat tenderizer, and simple flavor for drinking water. Every bit of a lemon is essential; the bits, pulp, and peel. The peel actually contains an extraordinary amount of essential oil.
Lemons in the House
Lemons remove tough marble stains - cut it in half and dip in table salt, then, rub vigorously on the stain.
It scents and moisturizes the air - Simmer water with lemon, add cloves, cinnamon, and apple skins for additional fragrance; aroma fills the air, humidifies, and freshens.
Removes tarnish on brass, copper, or stainless steel - Make a paste of lemon juice and salt, apply on affected surface, leave for five minutes, wash in warm water, rinse and polish with a soft dry cloth. For chrome; simply polish with lemon rind, rinse, and buff!
Lemons in the kitchen
Let your grains dance. Add a spoonful of lemon juice to boiling rice and avoid stick ‘gooey’ rice. You could do the same to potatoes to keep it from turning brown while cooking.
No baking Soda? Baking soda freshens your refrigerator, so do lemons. Remove smelly stuff, soak lemon juice in a sponge or cotton wool, and leave it in the fridge for a few hours.
Keep flies and insects away - Mop your floors with concentrated lemon solution; for specific areas, squirt lemon juice on the surface and into any suspicious holes and cracks where ants and roaches hang out.
For soggy lettuce - soak it in lemon solution and refrigerate for about an hour.
When ugly smell oozes out of your sink drain, grate some lemon finely and send them down the drain.
Lemons in the Laundry
Soak your delicates in a solution of lemon and baking soda for about half an hour, to bleach and mildly remove stains; wash, and rinse.
Wash your cloths with lemon juice to whiten, and leave them smelling fresh. It also works for unsightly underarm stains on your shirt!
Lemons for beauty and health
Apply lemon juice to spots and leave for fifteen minutes before washing your face; do this consistently and watch those spots fade away.
It also works for acne! Lemon juice is known to be a safe skin lightening agent.
When you run out of mouthwash, freshen your breath with lemon juice; swallow it for longer lasting freshness.
For flaky itchy scalp, massage enough lemon juice into your scalp and rinse with mild lemon solution. Repeat daily before running off to buy dandruff shampoo.
Apply lemon juice directly on cuts and scrapes to disinfect and stop bleeding.
You could apply the juice with a cotton pad and hold firmly unto the cut.
Lemons are great; maybe one of the best things that happened to mankind.