Spritzing lemon juice on your hair, then going outside in the sunshine will give you natural-looking highlights. Also, rinsing your hair with lemon juice will make it shiny. The acidic juice will take out shampoo and hair care product residue. For a healthy shine, mix up a 1/4 cup of lemon juice in 1 cup of water.
Mix up 1/4 cup of table salt and just enough lemon juice to make a paste. Then, apply a coating of this onto any tarnished copper or brass pots, pans and other items you may have. Leave the lemon juice/salt paste set for five to ten minutes. Next, wash the item in warm tap water and then rinse it well. Use a soft, clean cloth to buff it dry. If any tarnish remains, repeat the process again.
3. Use Lemon Juice to Get You Going
Lemon juice is a natural laxative that has no side effects. Just pour 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice into an 1 cup of warm water. Drink it in the morning when you first get up. The citrus juice will help regulate your digestive system.
4. Clean Up Household Grease Naturally
Wash your cutting board in sudsy water, then spray it lightly with pure lemon juice and rinse it well.. Allow the cutting board to dry thoroughly before you put it away, the bacteria- as well as any onion or meat odors and bacteria- should be gone.
If you've ever worked with fresh pine boughs at Christmas, you know the sticky mess they make. It's almost impossible to get off your hands. Try scrubbing your hands with a mixture of lemon juice and table salt. The pine tar comes right off!
7. Silence a Hacking Cough and Heal a Sore Throat
Mix up 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon of honey together. Swallow the tasty mixture and you should feel better soon. If needed, repeat the process in thirty minutes.
It's amazing how the lemon can go from a tart, overly tangy, almost bitter fruit to a refreshing dessert when sugar is added. Lemonade is the perfect refreshing summer time drink.
Let's make a tall pitcher of refreshing lemonade, so you can sip on it while we collect our ingredients for today's Lemon Cheesecake.