Top 10 ways I use lemon

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Top 10 ways I include lemon in my life!!

29 Mar , 2016  

From a drink to a beauty ingredient, lemon has lots of uses. I and my husband consume about half kg of lemons per week. That is a lot! Do you want to know why? Then dig in.

As a refreshing drink

Lemonade is our favorite drink, especially in summers. After a gym workout, lemonade gives a surge of energy and hydration. I use 1.5 lemons with 1.5 tbsp of honey and one tsp salt (preferably sea salt).

 

Lemonade is refreshing after workouts

Lemonade is refreshing after workouts

 

Lemon can remove your dead skin

When you are throwing your money away to purchase various scrubs I choose mixing one tsp baking soda to one tbsp lemon and applying on face. My skin brightens and dead skin says bye. Once a week is more than sufficient.

My natural and effective deodorant

I rub a small piece of lemon on my underarms and bid adieu to body odour for next 24 hours!! If you drink a lot of caffeine, alcohol or sweat a lot, you might like to apply lemon twice. Alcohol and caffeine are considered as poison by our body so body sweats to remove them. Sweating can result in an increased BO.

 

Lemon a 24-hour deodorant

A 24-hour deodorant!

 

A must have in my no-poo hair care

I mix one lemon in two eggs and one tbsp honey. This is my egg shampoo. Lemon and honey masks the pungent smell. To top it up I add peppermint or lavender essential oil too. Being acidic in nature lemon makes my hair strong and shiny.

Taste enhancer

There are days when homemade stuff just does not taste as good. Try adding a splash of lemon. You might just boost your immunity too.

 

Taste enhancer

Taste enhancer

 

Lemon immunity booster

Lemons have a high dose of vitamin C. Whenever I am catching cough and cold too easily I increase lemonade quantity. Two lemons become part of my lemonade refresher.

Internal glowing skin mask

Believe it or not, vitamin C is good for skin too. Within one week of lemon intake my complexion changes. My facial skin brightens and smoothens. Try it if you wanted a firm and infection free skin. Improvements in eczema prone skin have been observed by many.

Hair highlighter

Apply lemon-juice on hair strands and stand under the sun for half an hour. Repeated exposure can give you nice golden highlights on your hair.

 

lemon on hair

Natural hair highlighter

 

Zit zapper

Mix honey and lemon-juice. Use it as a spot treatment on pimples. It reduces swelling overnight. Using this all over face gives an even breakout free glowing skin.

A dupe of drainex

Baking soda and lemon-juice can clean many household items which are covered with oily grime. I use it to clean my copper pot. Similarly, it can clean choked kitchen drain as well.

Lemon is amazing. Share the ways you are using it.

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I am a self-practising naturotherapist with a primal diet. Primal diet has helped me maintain my weight and internal health. Herbal lifestyle has helped to rejuvenate my skin and body. Hence, combining the diet and herbal lifestyle creates harmony between my mind, body and skin.



14 Responses

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  2. Dona says:

    wow so many different ways to use lemon !!! I like to use lemon as the refreshing drink and sometimes for taste enhancement! But as a deo it was really not known to me!! by the way you have changed your blog name!!!

  3. Anubhuti says:

    I love lemon salty drink. I use lemon water as last rinse for my hair and it adds shime to them and keep scalp fresh and dandruff free :) also i use lemon for skin tan removal..
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  4. Mariyam says:

    I love lemonade too! I’ve heard that it also aids weight loss when taken regularly in morning. Is that true and does it affect bones when taken in large quantity?

    • Ankita Das says:

      Large quantity is bad for anything Mariyam. :) Lemonade helps many people in weight loss. Personally I never felt that. It improves my constipation problem. If system is clean I guess you will loose weight eventually.

  5. Sangeeta G says:

    So many ways to use lemon. I love drinking lemon juice in summers. Feels very refreshing.

  6. Rishika says:

    lemon is all rounder when it comes to give the benefits. Its very imformative post. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Sonali says:

    Great.post, I use it as a taste enhancer :)

  8. Perkymegs says:

    Quite an informative post. Thanks for sharing. I use lemon water and lemon face and hair pack :)

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