Lemons can be easily obtained, but are commonly overlooked as a household asset; this vibrant citrus fruit is universally known as a superfood with nutritional, medicinal, and chemical benefits.
If the cold winter wind has left your hands feeling dry and cracked, try a soothing remedy of equal parts honey and lemon juice! The alpha hydroxy acid of the lemon juice will smooth, tighten, firm, and brighten your skin by encouraging exfoliation and revealing healthy, younger cells.
Make a simple lemon scrub by mixing sugar, coconut oil, and lemon juice to combat signs of aging skin! The acids in lemon juice contain concentrated levels of antioxidants that effectively flush out toxins and free radicals, aid in proper skin cell regeneration, and increase the production of collagen.
Drinking lemon water has a plethora of benefits; it’s antimicrobial properties cause an increase in the production of white blood cells and detoxify the body of ingested toxins. Moreover, just one serving packs various essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that promote healthy metabolism, immunity, growth, and development.
While you’re in the kitchen, try using a squeeze of lemon juice as a natural preservative for chopped fruits and vegetables like apples, pears, avocados and potatoes that often quickly turn brown.
Lemons also work wonders in masking unpleasant odors; boil a few lemon peels in water on the stove for a natural deodorizer that’ll fill your home with a fresh, clean fragrance.