Thursday, June 12, 2014

Health Benefits of Lemon

It's no secret that I love me some lemons. They're great in drinks, delicious for desserts and simply pretty to have sitting out on your counter! There are, however, more benefits to lemons than just tasting yummy in recipes. Here are a few other ways to use lemons to better your health:

+ Brighten and Strengthen Your Nails
Lemon is amazing for making yellow or brittle nails beautiful again! Simply apply a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice to your nails to give them a little facelift.

+ Whiten Your Teeth
Similar to brightening your nails, lemon juice is great for whitening your teeth. Mix together lemon juice and baking soda with a q-tip to create an at home version of an expensive whitening treatment. Be sure to leave it on for only a minute though because this mixture is quite strong!

+ Clear Your Skin
To clear up pesky breakouts, apply a bit of lemon juice on a cotton ball to problem areas before you go to bed. Leave it on overnight and rinse off your face in the morning to have glowing skin!

+ Freshen Your Breath
Just like mint, lemon is fabulous for freshening your breath. Rinse your mouth with lemon juice or chew on a lemon wedge to create better smelling breath.

+ Help You Fall Asleep Faster
As if it couldn't do any more, lemon can surprisingly also help you fall asleep faster! Lemon calms your body, reducing anxiety to help you sleep. Squirt a small amount of lemon juice into tea and you will be soothed.

What are your favorite ways to use lemon?


  1. I love using fresh lemon zest for making lemon bars or lemon-infused sugar for tea!

    - Kirstin

  2. I can't be dealing with a strong lemon taste but all of these benefits are definitely making me want to try and get over it! The bf is a massive lemon fan - he literally eats the slices like an orange sometimes - it baffles me!

    The Life & Times of Belle

  3. Lemons are one of my favorite at home beauty remedies! They're so handy and always available, too!

    Constance || Prep Northwest


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