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“When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye.”Cathy Guiswite
“When life gives you lemons, attack the top brass.”Heidi M
Lemons are helpful for vitamin C intake and are a great flavour additive to food and beverages. But the lemon citrus fruit is also used for an array of other applications as a citric acid.
Lemon uses: Tried and tested
🍋 Confirmed – Success was achieved.
⭕ Inconclusive or Undecided.
❌ False, fake, debunked.
Clean your fridge
Clean your fridge with lemon juice, non toxic, smells nice and cleans really well.- Personally Tried and tested 🍋
A Natural Bleach
The acid in lemons is antibacterial and antiseptic, and it acts as a natural Bleach. – Personally Tried and tested🍋
Attack the top brass
Attack the top brass with lemon and baking soda together. This double whammy removes that brass buildup with ease. – Unfortunately I haven’t personally tested this. There was no brass in sight for me to attack, they must have received prior warning. – Not Personally but Tested by others 🍋
Brighten and refresh dull hair.
Wash your hair in lemon juice brightens and refreshes dull hair. Specifically if you are blonde. – This is not the strength like hair Bleach. It’s more like a beachy sun kissed look and needs to be repeatedly applied. If any thing it is more of a cleaning agent for hair, that can clear the build up of hair product. I tried this a long time ago, it didn’t hurt my hair, but didn’t give me the look I was after. You might be different. 🍋⭕
Preserve and pickle
Preserve and pickle when life gives you lemons.
A true craftsman can show you how.
Watch “How to Make Preserved Lemons in the workshop”
You can do the standard preserving method. – Tried and tested 🍋🍋
Watch how to make
Basic Easy Preserved Lemons.
Make zero sugar lemonade.
Plonk it in mineral water or tonic water. – Yep this one’s really technical, so be precise. 🍋
Sweet lemonade with Preserved sugared lemons.
Sweet and fresh lemon jar ,
Use the Preserved lemon jar lemons for a more sophisticated sweet lemonade
Below is a video demonstrating the method of preserving sugared/candied lemons. No audio but there is subtitles.
Make a soothing honey and lemon hot drink
Make a soothing honey and lemon hot drink, just add boiling water. – Tried and tested, delicious🍋🍋
Better yet make a Hot Toddy
Better yet make a Hot Toddy, lemon, honey and brandy / whisky, and sleep like a baby. – Double delicious, tried and tested repeatedly, just to be sure. 🍋🍋🍋
Brighten white clothing and remove Stains.
Add lemon juice to your whites clothing wash.
Below is an excerpt from home.howstuffworks.com
5 Uses for Lemon Juice in Laundry and Clothing Care
▪️Eliminate Rust Stains
▪️Removing Juice Stains
▪️Mold and Mildew Stain Paste
▪️Shine Your Shoes
The article gives instructions for each application.Read more at home.howstuffworks.com
If you’re a sucker for pain
If you’re a sucker for pain, squeeze lemon juice onto an open cut. – Tried and tested, its stings, but so does applying most antiseptic or alcohol based products.🍋
Try to fade freckles (sun spots) or dissolve freckles. – I have sensitive skin, so my results are inconclusive. I think you would have to apply this extensively over a long period of time, to get minor results. There are possibly better topical treatments available from dermatologists. ⭕
However I received a positive result on the candy freckles– dissolved the color great but ruined my candy – 🍋⭕
Make a fire
Make a fire. The YouTube video that went viral, was debunked by a multitude of other YouTubers. I didn’t test this personally and I am no scientist but I’m pretty sure I agree it was fake. ❌
Below are 2 different videos debunking the claim that you can make a fire with a lemon.
Have a Tequila slammer.
Now after all that.
Have a Tequila slammer.
- Lick the salt
- Drink the Tequila shot, straight up and straight down.
- Suck the lemon
- Slam that shot glass down. Don’t break it though, you may want more shots.
– Tried and tested a very long time ago, and never again. 🍋
A Tequila Sunrise is more to my liking.
- Please do patch tests before conducting any of the above on skin, hair or clothing.
- Lemons are traditionally safe for human consumption unless you have an allergy or can’t tolerate acidic food, in which case, seek medical advice.
- Abide by alcohol laws in your part of the world and always drink responsibly.
- And the squirting in other people’s eyes, was a joke, which I’m sure you figured out!
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