Tip of the week

Lemons

Lemons are very versatile here are some of the things I use lemons for

  • My morning drink – hot water, slice lemon and honey, kick starts your digestive system.
  • cleaning my chopping board – eliminates smells
  • insect repellant – put 20 drops of lemon oil to 250ml water in a spray bottle and spray the room. 10 drops of oil to 1 oz sunflower oil and rub onto exposed skin, helps keep insects at bay.
  • gargle – juice of 1 lemon,1 tsp salt,add to a cup of warm water, gargle a few times, this helps a sore throat.
  • add a cup of lemon juice to your laundry for a boost, helps with stains .
  • use instead of bleach, add lemon juice and baking soda to water and soak your delicates.
  • highlight your hair – rinse your hair with 1/2 cup of lemon juice to 3/4 cup water. let dry in the sun repeat every day for a week.
  • salad dressing – lemon juice, olive oil crushed garlic and pepper.
  • lemon juice added to curry, gives it a lift.
  • marinade meat especially turkey or chicken in lemon juice – tenderizes the meat.
  • add lemon juice to your oil burner – helps concentration.
  • lemons contain anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, as well as being a liver cleanser.
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