We all know that eating citrus fruits like lemons is good for your health. But did you know that lemons have far more to offer than just tasting great and providing us with vitamins? And you don’t even have to eat them to reap the benefits…
Scroll down to learn how to get the most out of this awesome fruit!
I bet you don’t know this trick: Try cutting up three lemons and placing them on your bedside table at night.
First of all, lemons can act as natural air fresheners and deodorizers. Lemons have a refreshing citrus scent that can help mask unpleasant odors and leave a fresh aroma in the surrounding air. The citrusy fragrance of lemons is often associated with cleanliness and can help create a more pleasant atmosphere in a room.
There are several ways you can use lemons to freshen the air around you:
- Lemon Slices: Simply cut a lemon into slices and place them in a bowl or on a plate. The slices will release their natural scent into the air, helping to freshen it.
- Lemon Spray: You can create a homemade lemon spray by combining fresh lemon juice with water in a spray bottle. Spritz the mixture around the room to add a refreshing citrus scent to the air.
- Lemon Peel Potpourri: Save the peels from your used lemons and let them dry out. Once dry, you can place them in a small bowl or sachet and keep them in various areas of your home to act as natural air fresheners.
- Lemon and Baking Soda: Mix lemon juice with baking soda to create a paste. Place this mixture in a small dish and put it in a corner of the room. The combination of lemon and baking soda can help absorb odors and freshen the air.
Sleeping next to freshly cut lemons can also have some health benefits.
“The ‘health benefits’ that everyone is talking about is actually just the effect of aromatherapy,” Diane Elizabeth, founder of Skin Care Ox, told Reader’s Digest.
“The idea is that if you place slices of lemon next to your bed, then you will breathe in the subtle scent of lemon at night. Lemon has been used as a powerful aromatherapy essential oil for ages and it has been credited with such benefits as increased concentration, decreased stress levels (most likely the result of increased serotonin production), and a soothing effect on the respiratory system.”
It’s a simple trick, but it can improve your quality of life.
Indian Ayurvedic doctor JV Hebbar is convinced that lemon oil has many benefits.
Here are some of his best suggestions for getting the most out of lemon oil:
Mix lemon oil, coconut oil, and baking soda. Then, brush your teeth for two minutes with the mixture.
Freshen up smelly laundry
If you happen to leave your laundry in the washing machine for too long, you can give it a fresh scent by sprinkling it with a few drops of lemon oil.
Thoroughly clean your hands
Having a hard time getting your hands really clean? Add a few drops of lemon oil to your soap and your hands are guaranteed to get clean!
Clean without chemicals
Clean you shower the natural way with a mix of 40 drops of lemon oil, 20 drops distilled water, and a little vinegar. It works on countertops, too!
Wash your face
Lemon oil softens and nourishes the skin. To treat acne, mix lemon oil, baking powder, and honey and apply the concoction to your skin.
Make jewelry shine
Soak a cloth in lemon oil and use it to buff your jewelry.
Remove sticky messes
Easily remove stickers or chewing gum from the couch with a little lemon oil.
Strengthen your immune system
Lemon oil improves your immune system and can even fight colds. Mix with a little coconut oil and apply it to your neck.
There certainly are a lot of advantages to having a couple of lemons at home!
I think it’s especially worth trying to sleep with a few lemon slices on your bedside table.
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