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When Life Gives You Lemons....

...Soothe a bee sting.

I recently came across some great ideas of alternative uses for lemons, besides just plain ole' eating them. A few tips stuck out healthwise, so here are my favorite DIY uses for lemons:

  • Exfoliate and clean your feet - mix up some lemon pulp and brown sugar and get rubbing. Rinse and moisturize.
  • Combat bad breath - gargle with lemon juice to get rid of bad breath.
  • Fight off a cold - mix lemon juice with honey and hot water to sooth coughs and sore throats and give you a dose of vitamin C.
  • Sooth a sting - mix the juice of half a lemon with water and bathe a sting to lessen the pain.
  • Clean your sink - make a lemon scrubber by added baking soda and Castille soap.

Side note: I'll be very impressed if you can actually gargle lemon juice for any amount of time -- Just thinking about it gives me sharp pains in the sides of my jaw.


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saruuh saruuh 9 years
when life gives you lemons... put them in your bra.
ktacce ktacce 9 years
make my hair blonde!
Beaner Beaner 9 years
I wish I new this on Saturday. A stupid bee flew into my flip-flop and stung me on my toe. Dang those buggers freakin hurt!
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
Nice, I always use the zest and end up throwing them out. Im definetly gonna try the foot scrub.
The-New-Black The-New-Black 9 years
After removing nail polish I like to clean my nails with some lemon. Makes them look nice and fresh again.
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