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13 Jan 2008 10:19 Eco-Friendly Lemon #2293

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10 eco-friendly things that you can do with lemons, then hot-foot it to your local farmers market to stock up!

1. Grow a lemon tree - the most eco-friendly thing to do with lemons is grow them so that you have your own carbon neutral supply. These can be grown in the UK, believe it or not.

2. Highlight your hair - much better for you and the environment than commercial bleaches. Mix the juice of one lemon with one teaspoon of salt and apply to your hair with a comb. Get out into the sun for a couple of hours. Do some vegetable gardening, tend your lemon tree, go for a walk, you get the picture. Don’t do this too often, it will dry your hair out.

3. Exfoliate and clean your feet - mix up some lemon pulp and brown sugar and get rubbing. Rinse and moisturise.

4. Combat bad breath - gargle with lemon juice to get rid of bad breath.

5. Fight off a cold - mix lemon juice with honey and hot water to sooth coughs and sore throats and give you a dose of vitamin C.

6. Sooth a sting - mix the juice of half a lemon with water and bathe a sting to lessen the pain.

7. Make homemade lemonade - and avoid all the chemical/preservative laden stuff in the shops. The basic recipe is 1 cup lemon juice, 1 cup organic sugar, 1 cup water. That will give you a syrup to dilute as you like. Add ice.

8. Freshen up your dishwasher - use half a lemon and jam it onto an upright in your dishwasher. Smells fresh, helps cut grease and has got to be more eco-friendly that those plastic lemon shaped things you can buy to do the same job.

9. Remove limescale from draining boards and taps - use half a lemon to rub over stainless steel draining boards and taps. Leave a minute, rinse and shine with a dry cloth.

10. Clean a bar - it’s a bartender’s favourite, just lemon and salt, rinse and shine.

Please add more tips with lemons.....

13 Jan 2008 20:06 Re:Eco-Friendly Lemon #2303

11.Use a cut lemon to clean your wood chopping boards. rub all over and let dry in the sun!
Last Edit: 17 Jan 2008 23:49 By bean sprout.

17 Jan 2008 23:35 Re:Eco-Friendly Lemon #2330

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12.Add lemon juice to freshly cut banana, apple or pear slices to keep them from turning brown in your fruit salad.

13. Sprinkle lemon juice around areas in the garden to repel weeds. (not near the plants you want, but cracks and such.)

14.Use lemon juice plus salt to turn tarnished copper pots shiny again.

15.The best window, glass and mirror cleaner - mix vinegar, lemon juice and warm water. Fill a spray bottle with the solution. Spray it on your windows and wipe with paper towels or newspapers.

Keep adding to the list and let's see how many we can get to with the powerful eco-friendly lemon.....

17 Jan 2008 23:45 Re:Eco-Friendly Lemon #2332

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16. rust marks on clothing can be removed with lemon and salt and then washed as normal.

with #6 - putting lemon juice on stings, does anyone know if this is correct?, we were told not to put anything acidic on stings when we did a basic first aid for around the farm.

17 Jan 2008 23:53 Re:Eco-Friendly Lemon #2333

back with some more, have never heard of putting lemon onto a sting.
17. Lemon juice can be used to dissolve soap scum and hard water deposits.
18 Lemon is a great substance to clean and shine brass and copper.
19. Lemon juice can be mixed with vinegar and or baking soda to make cleaning pastes.
20.Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle baking soda on the cut section. Use the lemon to scrub dishes, surfaces, and stains.
21. Mix 1 cup olive oil with ½ cup lemon juice and you have a furniture polish for your hardwood furniture that makes your home smell wonderful as well.

18 Jan 2008 00:09 Re:Eco-Friendly Lemon #2335

22.Laundry - Perspiration Stains
Soak in warm lemon juice solution for 30 minutes. Rinse well, then wash normally.

23.Immunity - Start everyday with a glass of warm pure water and a juice of an organic lemon to keep the bugs away.
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