Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lemons: Mood Elevator, Degreaser, Disinfectant and More!

Lemons can do a body good, inside and out. A study on the effects of aromatherapy found that lemons can give you a real pick-me-up. Lemons contain vitamin C, a potent antioxidant, and are considered a stimulant. Due to their low pH, lemons are alkalizing and antibacterial.

The average lemon contains approximately 3 tablespoons of juice. Allowing lemons to come to room temperature before squeezing makes the juice easier to extract. Lemons left unrefrigerated for long periods of time are susceptible to mold.

Squeeze lemon in your in water, tea, marinades, beverages, and for baking and garnish, and add lemon essential oil in candles, massage oils, scrubs and body lotions.

Lemon peel can be used as a wood cleaner and polish. It can also be used around the house as a degreaser, disinfectant, deodorizer, and stain remover.


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