• Don Tolman

Brilliant And Unexpected Things You Can Do With A Lemon๐Ÿ‹

Updated: May 13

When life gives you๐Ÿ‹lemons, Be Happy and just take it Easy Lemon๐Ÿ‹Squeezy!!!


For centuries Lemons๐Ÿ‹have been known as the Survival Food. Iโ€™ve spoken and written a lot about lemons๐Ÿ‹over the years, but I just canโ€™t help myself! Lemons๐Ÿ‹are one of my favorite fruits. Not only do I love the flavor of lemon๐Ÿ‹on and in foods, in organic coffee and in organic Beers but Iโ€™ve found that lemons๐Ÿ‹are incredibly useful too!


Lemons๐Ÿ‹are an ingredient that can be used in many homemade cleaning solutions, because they can naturally, non toxically, sanitize, deodorize, whiten, and brighten all sorts of objects and surfaces around your house. So in order to help spread the word about this highly useful fruit, Iโ€™ve put together a list of ways to use lemons. By the end of this list, youโ€™ll see just how much this little citrus๐Ÿ‹fruit can do!


Dried lemon๐Ÿ‹peels are easy to make at home! You can use them in recipes, or to make cleaners and homemade beauty products. The peel of the lemon๐Ÿ‹contains oils that are packed with lemon๐Ÿ‹scent and flavor, and you can keep dried lemon๐Ÿ‹peels in your fridge to use for up to a year! There are over 100 things you can do with lemons๐Ÿ‹but Iโ€™ll keep it short:



1. Mask odors๐Ÿ‹ Add lemon peels to your garbage can or throw some down the garbage disposal to ward off odors. For the fridge, put some lemon juice on a sponge or cotton ball and leave it there for a few hours. You can place cut-up lemons, open side up, in bowls or vases throughout the house as a decoration and deodorizer.


2. Brighten cookware๐Ÿ‹ Rub the cut side of half a lemon over dull pots and pans. Buff with a soft cloth and youโ€™ll be left with sparkly cookware. Iron, copper or steal is best to use to cook with.


3. Revive cutting boards and cheese graters๐Ÿ‹

To clean and sanitize boards or graters, rub the cut side of a lemon over the tools.


4. ๐Ÿ‹Soothe sunburns, poison ivy rashes or itchy bug bites Rub the cut side of a juiced lemon directly and gently onto sunburned, rashy or itchy skin๐Ÿ‹


5. Tackle skin issues๐Ÿ‹ For quick lightening of age spots, dab some lemon juice onto the spots for a few days. To help eliminate acne, rub half a lemon on your clean and dry face. Leave on for 10 to 20 minutes and rinse with cool water. (Beware that lemons make you more sensitive to the sun.)


6. Prevent bugs๐Ÿ‹ Place cut-up lemon peels or lemon juice on windowsills and door thresholds and in any cracks or holes where ants are getting in.


7. Brighten nails๐Ÿ‹ For bright and shiny nails, mix lemon juice and baking soda into a paste. Apply paste to nails and massage lightly.


8. ๐Ÿ‹Bleach plastic storage containers

Rub some lemon juice on plastic containers that have been colored with foods like tomato sauce or tomato soup. Let them dry in the sun.


9. Clean toilets๐Ÿ‹ Pour half a cup lemon juice into the bowl. Let it sit, and then use a toilet brush to get rid of stains more easily.


10. Deal with dandruff๐Ÿ‹ Apply 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to your scalp. Rinse with water. Then stir 1 teaspoon lemon juice into 1 cup water, and rinse. Repeat daily until dandruff is gone.


11. Remove water stains on shower doors๐Ÿ‹

Dip half a lemon into baking soda. Rub onto the glass. Rinse and dry.


12. Polish hardwood floors๐Ÿ‹ Create a homemade lemon-vinegar floor cleaner to use with a microfiber cloth or damp mop (never saturate hardwood floors). Itโ€™s a nontoxic and aromatic way to prevent bacteria, mold and germs. Plus it will ward off fleas and roaches.


13. Soften elbows๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹ To relieve scaly, dry elbows, mix lemon juice and baking soda into a paste. Rub paste into elbows.


14. Remove berry stains๐Ÿ‹ Wash hands with undiluted lemon juice. Wait a bit and then wash with soapy, warm water. Repeat until stains are gone.


15. Use as a substitute for sour cream๐Ÿ‹

Combine whipped cream (or thick home-made nut milk) and lemon juice. It will sour after 30 or so minutes.


16.๐Ÿ‹Disinfect scrapes and cuts

Pour a few drops of lemon juice directly onto minor scrapes and cuts to stop bleeding and disinfect them. Or, put the juice onto a cotton ball and apply for a minute.


17. Soothe sore feet and rough hands๐Ÿ‹

Mix equal parts water and lemon juice to feet or hands. Rinse and massage with olive oil. Dry with a soft cloth.


18. Help remove warts๐Ÿ‹ Apply lemon juice to a cotton swap. Dab directly onto wart for several days to help it dissolve.


19. Kill weeds๐Ÿ‹ Fill a spray bottle with lemon juice. Spray any weeds until theyโ€™re well-coated. The "offending" plants should shrivel after a few days.


20. Prevent brown apples๐Ÿ‹ Lemons can keep apple slices from going bad. Soak cut apples in a bowl containing a mixture of 1 tablespoon of lemon juice per 1 cup of water.


21. Clean your humidifier๐Ÿ‹ Pour lemon juice into your humidifier water. Turn on the humidifier and let it run. It will naturally disinfect the machine and add a fresh scent to the room.


22. Freshen breath๐Ÿ‹ Squeeze a little lemon juice into some water. Swish the mixture in your mouth for a few seconds. Swallow for even more freshening.


23. ๐Ÿ‹Revive stained white sneakers.

Spray lemon juice on sneakers. Let them dry and whiten in the sun.


24. ๐Ÿ‹Remove spots from shirts๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹ Pour lemon juice on the stain and add some table salt. Rub the stain between your fingers. Rinse. Dry in the sun.


25. Shine shoes๐Ÿ‹ For a homemade shoe polish, mix 2 teaspoons of lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.


26. Avoid sticky rice๐Ÿ‹ While rice is cooking, add a spoonful of lemon juice to the water. Cool and fluff with a fork.


27. Revive limp lettuce๐Ÿ‹ Soak soggy lettuce leaves in a bowl of cold water and juice from half a lemon. Refrigerate for one hour and then dry thoroughly.


28. Deodorize cat smells๐Ÿ‹ To freshen the air, place lemon slices in a bowl near your litter box.


29.๐Ÿ‹Get rid of odors on hands๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹ To remove the smell of garlic, dead animals like fish or other odors from your hands, wash hands with lemon juice and soap. (I hope you are Vegan or Vegetarian.)


30.๐Ÿ‹Prevent brown vegetable๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒž Potatoes and cauliflower often turn brown when boiling. Keep them white by squeezing a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice into the water.

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Lemons are high in vitamin C, folate, potassium, flavonoids and compounds called limonins. Limonins protect women from breast cancers and pregnancy problems. ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹

Lemons are one of the most popular acid citrus fruits. Their origin is unknown, though some horticulturists theorize they come from Northern India. Lemons grow throughout southern Europe, the Middle East, and into East Asia. They were brought to the New World by Christopher Columbus in 1493. Today, the leading lemon producers are California, Arizona, Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, South Africa and Australia๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹


Here are some of the known benefits of consuming lemons๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹ * 1) Lowering stroke risk * 2) Blood pressure * 3) Cancer prevention and healing * 4) Maintaining a healthy complexion * 5) Preventing asthma * 6) Increasing iron absorption * 7) Boosting the immune system * 8) Weight loss

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Cowboy Don Tolman

The Real Food Medicine Man

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