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Use those lemons and rinds to:
🍋Lighten dark spots left by scars, acne, dry skin, etc.
🍋Give yourself highlights or lighten your hair while in the sun.
🍋Lighten your teeth. Mix a spoon of lemon juice in with baking soda and brush your teeth. (but only for a minute) and rinse! It will lighten them over time.
🍋Rubbing a lemon slice on a cut apple will slow down the oxidation process and keep them from turning brown. A tsp of lemon in other fruit and vegetable dishes that would normally brown will slow down the oxidization as well! (Avocados and Cauliflower for instance.)
🍋Smell LEMON to help with concentration!
🍋Add lemon to honey to soothe a sore throat or alleviate a dry mouth.
🍋Add it to your tea to aid with digestion.
🍋Add lemon to baking soda to clean your smelly sink!
🍋Clean and Whiten your nails.
🍋Add a tsp to some of your favorite dishes that just taste like 'something is missing'. It might add that extra zing you are looking for!
🍋Dry the lemon peels to add to your home-made potpourri
🍋ADD to your Compost! Some prefer not to add them or other citrus to compost because it raises the acidity, but, adding more grass clippings to the mixture will even out the levels. Citrus peels give off a strong scent, which can help keep pests away from your compost pile. Plants such as camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons absolutely LOVE acid rich soil so feel free to toss them under those!
What else could you use Lemons for? Feel free to add your own comments below!
Our family makes a lot of waste. Not on purpose! Just our day to day living can create a lot of waste because we have a lot of people living under our roof.