Lemons: More than Lemonade…

Is life is giving you lemons?  Here are a couple ways to use them you may not halemonve thought of before…

…using lemons to exfoliate areas of the skin, like elbows, knees and heels, is simple!  Just cut a lemon in half and rub the pulp sides onto your skin!  The natural alpha hydroxyl acids that lemons contain will help remove dead skin cells.

…and, did you know that lemons have the same effect as bleach?  It does!  Squirt fresh lemon juice on a stained area, especially those sweat stained shirts, let it sit for 20 minutes and wash in cold water.  No more sour stains!

 

…to help clean stuck-on grime, especially in the microwave, spray on lemon juice and let the natural acids get to work!!  You can also mix coarse salt or baking soda to your lemon juice to scrub away those tougher jobs.

…in your garden to kill weeds naturally,  just spray with lemon juice and they should shrivel up within a few days.

… lastly, use lemons to eliminate annoying bugs. To keep clothes and coats from attracting moths, hang the peels from one lemon, wrapped in cheesecloth, in your closet.   As long as you can smell it, you’ll know you are repelling moths without using stinky mothballs!

And, now you know there is more to lemons than just lemonade…

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