13 Different Uses For Lemons
Lemons have many uses as food, cleaning agents, crafts, and beauty aids. With the barrage of lemons still coming from friends’ trees, do you need more ideas? Here are some of the ideas I’ve come up with for my lemon stash. Go here to learn 6 Ways to Store Lemons.
- Age Spots Lightened. Dab lemon juice on the age/liver spots or freckles. After 15 minutes rinse.
- Clock Powered With A Lemon. Family Fun has the coolest doable projects. Click here for the link to make this clock.
- Constipation Relief. Put 2-4 tablespoons of lemon juice in 1 cup warm water. Sweeten to taste with honey. Drink this before breakfast.
- Dog barking training. Train your dog to stop barking by squirting lemon juice in the dog’s mouth every time he barks. Say, “quiet” while squirting the juice.
- Fingernails whitened and strengthened. Soak those flimsy, yellowed nails in 1 cup warm water with ½ lemon for 10 minutes. Then dip them in a mixture of equal parts vinegar and warm water. Rinse. Repeat as needed.
- Furniture Polish. Mix together the juice of 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of water. Pour a small amount on the furniture and buff until shiny. To make a bigger batch mix together 1 cup of olive oil with 1/2 cup lemon juice. Pour this into a spray bottle. Use up within the month.
- Insect Deterrent. Put lemon juice into a spray bottle. Squirt lemon juice on windowsills and into any cracks where the ants are lining up. Place lemon peels outside the doors. Roaches and fleas also hate lemons. Mix together the juice and rinds of 4 lemons with 1/2 gallon warm water. Use this to wash your floors.
- Invisible ink. Dip a Q-tip into lemon juice and write a short note on a piece of paper. Let it dry. When you are ready to read your secret message, hold the paper near a hot light bulb. The lemon juice message will turn brown.
- Lemon detox. I did this for a week and found it very helpful. I lost a few pounds. But the main benefits were a clearer mind, less allergy symptoms and more regular elimination. Click here to read one site’s information. I did this while consulting with a doctor.
- Lip Balm – Lemon Flavored. Gather the following ingredients: 4 oz. extra virgin olive oil, 3 oz. beeswax, ½ vitamin E capsule, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Melt the oil and the beeswax in the microwave or double boiler. Add the ½ vitamin E capsule and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Pour into appropriate containers. Let sit for 48 hours until firm to touch. Go here for precautions and other lip balm recipes.
- Pomander. This is a fun activity for kids to make. You have to push in a lot of cloves, so I suggest that you take a metal skewer and make little holes for the cloves. This is like pre-drilling holes for a screw. This seems to take a long time, so plan on doing this at several sessions instead of all at one time. Go here for the complete instructions.
- Simmering Potpourri. In a small pan half-filled with water put in the following: 1 sliced lemon, 1 sliced orange, 1/2 cup cloves, and 3 cinnamon sticks. Bring the water to a boil. Turn the heat down so that the water is barely simmering. Enjoy the smell.
- Wart Removal. Dab lemon juice directly on the wart with a Q-tip or cotton ball. Repeat for several days. If the wart is not gone, dab for several more days.
I hope to make up a few lemon food recipes this next week.
NOTE: I tried a lemon crockpot cake. Don’t waste your time or ingredients. Make a regular one.
Your Turn . . . What have you done with lemons lately?
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