11 ways to get the most out of your Lemons


Lemons are really a favorite of mine, I have the weirdest habit of eating it like I would any other fruit. But along the years I have found (thanks to my blog reading obsession) many ways to use this awesome little fruit. From hair lightening, skin pigment lightening to health wise. When life throws you lemons use every single drop haha.

  1. lighten your hair: Spritz some on whichever parts of your hair you want lightened and a extra trick is if it goes reddish in tone mix a few drops of green food colouring with your favorite shampoo and conditioner to take away those daunting red tones. 
  2. Lemon is my go to thing when I am trying to cut down on salt intake, I love drizzling some over my morning eggs on toast. It tastes so good.
  3. Lemon as a dressing: Lemon combined with olive oil and some seasoning is perfect for when you watching your waistline.
  4. Lighten skin pigments: I have freckles and for many years I hated them. I wasn't always on the sunscreen wagon so they just got darker, however since using lemon mixed with rose water on my face they have really lightened. Be sure to rinse it off!
  5. Metabolism booster: Having boiling water with lemon first thing in the morning really just wakes your body up.
  6. Whiten teeth: Make a paste using baking soda and lemon and scrub-a-dub-dub leave on for a minute and rinse off.
  7. Stain Removal: Have a stain? pour some lemon over the stain let it sit for a few hours and wash as normal.
  8. Clean Brass or Silver: make a paste of lemon and sugar and scrub away.
  9. Lemon over Kale crisp: it really is amazing. Just try it.
  10. Whiten and brighten your nails: Just soak your hands in warm water mixed with lemon the more the better!
  11. Getting your grater clean: Rub some lemon on it and booyaaah you good to go.



What is your go to method for using lemons? besides for the tequila ;) 

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32 comments

  1. Yay, loved this post. You are so creative and clever. :)

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  2. Great tip for lemons I love lemon always have a bowl food to cook , whiten of nail, dressing, but never knew about 7-11 I just learn it and will put it to use thanks. Great post.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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    1. So glad I could share something new with you xo

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  3. lemons are my fav too.. this is one of best natural bleaching agent. You have compiled the post really well !

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    1. Yes it is a great bleacher, thank you so much.

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  4. I also use lemon juice as a dressing on everything!
    Love your Lemon list :)

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    1. It really is so tasty. Glad you liked the list.

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  5. Lemon over kale is one of my favorite foods! And I drink hot water with lemon every single morning! Great tips!

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    1. It just adds this amazing zest to ones kale. Happy you agree.

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  6. 4,5 and 6 is going to change my life :) x

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    1. Haha I am glad I shared them with you then. ;)

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  7. I have these freckles turned sun spots that I've been bleaching with medicated skincare regime, not cheap after many years but love that lemons can offer the same support! So glad I stumbled upon your post love, thanks for this!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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    1. It even helps with breakouts. Glad you stopped by.

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  8. A couple of slices in a mug of hot water - weirdly never at home but always in a restaurant at the end of a meal to help me digest the richer food. And on fish - lots and lots!

    Thankfifi
    thanks so much for your sweet comment on my Wedding Season post.x

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    1. It really does help food digest properly. Glad we agree on that.

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  9. I love this post, thanks for sharing! I must get some lemon juice to put on my hair in Florida =)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  10. Yay for lemon (: I also especially love lemon for the multi-uses and I will actually love lemon in my plain water to spice it up! x

    http://birdiethgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Its always great when you know you can get many uses out of any item. So happy to hear you love lemon too.

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  11. I'm definitely going to try it on my elbows.

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  12. Wow--didn't know most of these uses. Thanks for the share!

    http://the-globe-trot.blogspot.com

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    1. I don't do follow for follow however I will be sure to check out your blog, thank you for stopping by xo

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  14. Oh yes I too am obsessed with eating them ! I thought I was the only one - people look at me so strangely when I start eating it from my drink ;) thank you for the wonderful tips!

    http://www.farfelue.com/

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    1. I am glad I'm not alone in the lemon obsession. Thank you for stopping by Faye.

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  15. I love lemons! The smell AND the taste of them :-) And apparently they have a lot of other great uses too, cool.

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  16. Thanks for sharing this! I never knew lemon can be used for nails :D

    xx,
    felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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  17. Ah, I love lemons as well and I loved the note on the tequila ;) Didn't know that you can use it for whitening your teeth. Will definitely try it :)

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