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10 great things to do with lemons

For you or for your home, here are 10 great things that you can do with lemons, other than lemonade!
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Start your day with a glass of warm water infused with 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
Lemon water reduces the production of free radicals which are responsible for aging skin and skin damage.  Calorie free and an antioxidant, fresh lemon juice is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, and a source of alkaline minerals calcium and potassium. As your first drink in the morning, it gets your metabolism working right away while boosting your immune system.

Soothe a Sore Throat
A heaping tablespoon of unpasteurized honey and fresh lemon juice mixed with warm water can fight throat infections thanks to its high vitamin C and antibacterial properties.  

Lighten Age Spots
For a safe and effective skin lightening agent, apply lemon juice directly onto liver spots or freckles.  Leave on for 15 minutes and then wash off.  


Lemon Vinegar Cleaner
Fill a mason jar with the peels of 2-3 lemons and cover with vinegar. Cover and let mixture sit for 2 weeks.  Remove peels and strain the mixture. In a spray bottle, add equal parts of water and the lemon infused vinegar.  Great to clean windows and surfaces leaving the area with a fresh, lemon scent.

Lemon Baking Soda Scrubber
Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle with baking soda.  Use to clean dishes, counters, bathroom surfaces and stains.  Helps to remove soap scum.

Perk Up Droopy Lettuce
Soak wilting  lettuce in cold water with lemon juice in the fridge for 1 hour to help it regain its crispness

Deodorize Cutting Boards
After cleaning, rub half a cut lemon over the surface of cutting board to help further sanitize and reduce odour.

Freshen the Fridge
Dab lemon juice on a sponge and leave it in the fridge for a few hours

Get Perfect Rice
Add 1 teaspoons of lemon juice when cooking rice and it helps to make it fluffy without stickiness.

Repel Insects
Many insects including ants hate the smell of lemons.  Just spray the threshold of your doorway with lemon juice to keep them away.




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