even a beauty aid.
You can eat it, drink it's juice, and extract essential oil from it.
It comes attractively packaged, and is available all over the world.
And this amazing product is inexpensive.
Lemons are a rich source of vitamins and minerals. A natural source of citric acid which is used as a natural preservative and will give a sour taste to food or drinks.
The pith and peel of the lemon yields pectin, which is used as a thickener, emulsifier, and gelling agent.
The oil that is extracted from the peel is used in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
Vitamin C is vital for our bodies maintaintence, and can be found in many foods such as: green
leafy vegatables, tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, black currents and strawberries.
Citrus fruit, which includes lemons, are one of the primary sources of vitamin C.
Household uses include; cleaning brass, silver, marble and rust stains. Great to wash your clothes in.
Beauty aids are: astringent and skin tonic, lemon restores the skin's natural acidic balance.
Bleaching properties may remove nicotine stains from nails and conditions blond hair.
Medicinally: lemon is an antioxident and can be used as an antiseptic to neutralize bacteria.
And the smell is very uplifting and invigorating. Lemon can sooth colds, coughs, sore throats. headaches,
rheumatism and fevers, and is one of my favorite ways to drain lymph nodes.
Contraindicated: avoid essential oil if pregnant or epileptic and it can be a skin irritant for some people.
Juice 1/2 of a medium sized lemon
1/2 cup of aloe vera gel
if you have oily skin use witch hazel
combine and shake well
Using a cotton cleansing pad or cotton ball
Apply 1 tsp to the face or more to the
shoulders or back as needed at night.
Avoid eye area.