Natural Uses for Lemon
Lemons are one of the most popular citrus fruits, but did you know they can be used for a variety of natural remedies? Below is a list of great ways you can incorporate the use of lemon to improve your life!
- Fruit & Vegetable Wash
Soaking your fruits and vegetables in warm water and lemon juice can naturally cleanse your produce and reduce dirt and pesticides.
To use: Add a teaspoon of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of baking soda to 2 cups of warm water and soak for 15-30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and enjoy your clean veggies or fruits!
- Acne Astringent
Lemons are naturally alkalizing agents, which means they can help your body balance PH levels. Applying a diluted lemon juice solution to your skin can help detoxify pores and prevent acne breakouts.
To use: Slice a lemon in half and soak a q-tip or cotton swab in the lemon to soak up the juice. Apply to acne breakouts and let sit for 5 minutes before rinsing with cold water.
Note: Lemons are naturally acidic, so if they are causing any skin irritation discontinue use immediately.
- Household cleaner
Disinfectants can contain harsh chemicals that can be toxic for your health, so using lemons can be a great alternative to clean your home.
To use: Add lemon slices or lemon juice into a glass spray bottle and mix with ¼ cup white vinegar and 2 cups of water to create a natural cleaning solution.
- Furniture Polish
Lemons can be used to naturally polish wood furniture and even to clean wood floors.
To use: Squeeze lemon juice into ¼ cup of olive oil, apply of few drops to a dry cloth and buff onto wood furniture to naturally polish hardwood surfaces.
- Laundry Booster
Wine, food and dirt stains can be difficult to remove out of your clothing and chemicals like bleach can damage their appearance. Lemon juice can be used as a natural stain remover that won’t damage your clothes like harsh chemicals like bleach can.
To use: Add ½ cup of lemon juice to a load of laundry. Use warm or hot water for best results.
Lemon can also be used in variety of forms such as the fruit itself, lemon juice or lemon essential oil. It is important to choose a high-quality lemon product to get the most benefit for your natural remedies.