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When Life Gives You Lemons…

Are you familiar with all of the uses of Lemon juice?  You can do much more than just make lemonade.  Sort through the list below to learn about the powers of the citrus.

  • Use 1–2 drops of lemon oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon.
  • Use 1 drop of lemon oil to add flavor to baked goods or beverages.
  • For homemade lemonade, in a blender mix 2 drops of lemon oil, 2 tablespoons of honey and 2 cups of pure water.
  • Rub a drop of lemon oil on a corn, callous or bunion mornings and evenings.
  • To clean and increase the shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and 2–3 drops of lemon oil. Drop your cleaned fruit into the water and stir to be sure all surfaces of the fruit contact the lemon water.
  • Add 2–3 drops of lemon oil to water and spray counter tops to help sterilize them.
  • Add a drop of lemon oil to your dishwasher before the wash cycle.
  • Rub a drop of lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom.
  • Use a paper towel soaked with several drops of lemon oil to sanitize bathroom fixtures.
  • Place a drop of lemon oil on cold sores, herpes or other mouth ulcers to help lessen pain and aid healing.
  • Put a drop of lemon oil on bleeding gums caused by gingivitis or tooth extraction.
  • Put a drop of lemon oil on oily skin or acne to help balance sebaceous glands (oil glands).
  • Rub several drops of lemon oil on cellulite to help improve circulation and help eliminate waste from the cells.
  • Rub 2 drops of lemon oil topically to help clear athlete’s foot.
  • Rub several drops of lemon oil on varicose veins to help improve circulation and relieve pressure on the veins.
  • Rub a drop of lemon oil on a wart morning and night until it disappears.
  • Rub a drop of lemon oil to clean a butcher’s block or other cutting surfaces.
  • Put 10–15 drops of lemon oil in each gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains and brighten the rug. This also leaves a fresh smell in the room.