We all know how healthy lemons are, mainly because of the high levels of vitamin C that give the immune system a boost. Everyone knows that drinking lemon juice when you have a cold or flu is of a great help. However, lemon is also efficient when applied externally. Here is a quick and simple recipe: mix some lemon juice with coconut oil and rub the mixture on your neck.
Did you know that they can make you feel better? Yes, lemons can help people fight anxiety and depression!
This magical fruit also facilitates weight loss. All you need to do is add two drops of lemon essential oil in a cup water and consume three times a day. This mixture boosts the metabolic functions in the body, helping you lose weight. However, bear in mind that this method is efficient only when combined with a balanced diet.
Lemons are not used only for their medical properties.
Why You Should Keep Lemons by the Bed
Place three cut lemons by your bed and let them stand overnight. Why should you do this? Dr. J.V. Hebbar from the Ayurveda Medical College explains the benefits of keeping a lemon in your room.
These amazing yellow fruits will act as an air freshener, making your bedroom smell beautiful. But that’s not all. Lemons are known for their ability to alleviate asthma symptoms and other breathing problems, so they will have a positive effect on your breathing while you sleep.
The lemon aroma will also influence your mood. You will feel much more relaxed and energetic when you wake up.
Other Applications of Lemon
Dr. Hebbar recommends using lemons or lemon essential oil as cleaning agents, but also for cosmetic purposes:
Around the house
-- If you forget to take out your washed clothes from the washer, they will smell less than appealing. Two or three drops of lemon essential oil will make them fresh again!
-- Don’t buy expensive cleaning agents for your silverware. Just squeeze some lemon juice on a clean cloth and rub your silver utensils and jewelry. You can also use lemon juice or oil to clean wooden surfaces.
-- Stains from chewing gums and stickers are really hard to remove. Try rubbing them with lemon oil.
-- Fill a standard spray bottle with water, then add a tablespoon of white vinegar, 20 drops of tea oil and 40 drops of lemon essential oil. Shake well and spray on the moldy surfaces in your bathroom. Let it rest for about 15-20 minutes, then wash off. Just like new!
For cosmetic purposes
-- Prepare a homemade face wash by combining honey, lemon essential oil, and baking soda. Apply on the face on a daily basis. This mixture removes acne and makes your skin soft and hydrated.
-- Brush your teeth with a mixture made of lemon essential oil, baking soda, and coconut oil for 2 minutes every day to make them whiter!
-- Combine your soap with a few drops of lemon oil to clean your hands thoroughly.