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6 ways to use Lemons for your health

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Lemons are an amazing natural remedy ingredient.

Lemons can be used for both personal care and cleaning products (like infused vinegar) but they are also a great ingredient in many natural remedies. And thankfully lemons are inexpensive as well as easy to find.

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Don’t you just ove the bright sunny aroma of lemon? And an ice cold glass of lemonade on a hot day….spot on. But lemons are also nutrient packed. They are rich in vitamin C and also contain vitamins B5, B6, B1 and B2, as well as calcium, copper, iron and potassium. Lemons are packed with phytonutrients that have anti-inflammatory qualities and work to support your immune system. So grab a couple organic lemons on your next trip to the grocery and let’s get started. 

infographic on ways to use lemons as outlined in the blog post

Lemon Water

Start your day with a glass of lemon water. Simply squeeze half a lemon in some warm water and consume it first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. Not only will this help you start your hydration off on the right foot, it gives you a healthy dose of vitamin C. Lemon helps your digestive system, gives you an energy boost and supports a healthy metabolism.

Headache Remedy

Lemon is a very effective and powerful tool to soothe a headache. The intensity of a headache can be reduced by adding lemon juice to a steaming mug of ginger tea.You can also apply lemon peel paste directly on the forehead (Don’t laugh, it works). Dry out your lemon peels and once completely dry, run through a blender or spice grinder so you have lemon peel powder on hand when you need it. I also add lemon peel powder to my solid dish soap bars.

Soften Feet

To soothe and soften dry, cracked feet, make this simple foot scrub. Cut a lemon in half and dip it in some salt. Rub this on the dry areas of your feet to exfoliate the dead skin. Rinse off and use your favorite moisturizer.

Dandruff Remedy

One easy natural remedy for dandruff is to use lemon. Mix equal amounts of lemon juice and coconut oil, apply this on your scalp and leave it on for 15 mins and wash it off with a mild shampoo.

Sore Throat

Ease a sore throat by using a lemon gargle. Squeeze half a lemon in a cup of warm water and add in a tsp of salt. Gargle 2-3 times a day to soothe your sore throat.

cup of lemon tea in white tea cup

Cold Remedy

Lemon can help to ease cold symptoms, build immunity, as well as soothe the respiratory tract. Simply add 1 tablespoon ginger juice and lemon juice to 1 cup of warm water and have this twice a day until you feel better.

What’s your favorite way to use lemon?

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