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18 Jan 2008 13:33 Re:Eco-Friendly Lemon #2351

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58.You do not have to throw away the pulp that remains after squeezing the lemon. These remains can be successfully used for treating the skin bitten by insects.

59.You can even make a hand cream by mixing lemon pulp with a little water and some glycerin. Lemon has other qualities as well.

60.For instance, studies have shown that lemon juice vaporized in the air plays an important role in neutralizing some bacteria, like meningococcus, typhoid, pneumococcus and staphylococcus within a duration of maximum one hour and a half.

61.The lemon juice action against bacteria was also discovered when put on some foods prone to contract some bacteria, like raw oysters. In such cases, it is advisable to let the lemon juice work for about fifteen minutes and this way, you will get rid of unwanted bacteria from your food.

62.Organic lemon juice is used to prevent infection or as a tonic in cases of cold or flu.

63.When you make lemon juice, choose fruit that are fresh, without signs of wither. Mix the juice with water and drink it. It has a good taste and it helps you keep your health.

64.This is the reason why a good homemade remedy in case of fever is a cup of lemonade mixed with water and a dash oforganic honey if desired.

65.Lemon juice is very rich in vitamin C, a vitamin responsible for a series of health benefits. For many years, sailors or sea travelers used lemon juice to prevent the appearance of scurvy.

66.ORGANIC lemons only - A measure of precaution must be taken when buying lemons from the market. Many producers prefer to treat the fruit with a chemical compound meant to improve their looks and to maintain them for a longer time.
Last Edit: 18 Jan 2008 13:34 By be green.

18 Jan 2008 14:11 Re:Eco-Friendly Lemon #2353

67.Fish are marinated in lemon juice to neutralize the odour, also marinate seafood - calamari (squid rings) with lemon juice and rind + garlic + chilli + coconut oil + herbs for a delightful salad.

68. Marinate organic chicken in lemon juice + organic yoghurt + coconut oil - bake on skewers for chicken sticks that the children love.

69. Lemons, alone or with oranges, are used to make marmalade.

70. The grated rind of the lemon, called lemon zest, is used to add flavour to fruit and nt balls, raw treats, baked goods, puddings, rice and other dishes.

71. Spicy pickled lemons are a Moroccan Jewish delicacy.

72. A liqueur called limoncello is made from lemons.

73.Insecticide - The D-limonene in lemon oil is used as a non-toxic insecticide treatment.

74.Skin bleach - Lemon juice is also believed by many to lighten the skin when applied topically, as it has been suggested that the acids it contains inhibits melanin production.[citation needed] The effectiveness, however, is largely a subject of

75.Lemon is used in facial masks and other homemade recipes, for refreshing the skin.

76.Wood treatment - lemon oil is often used on the unsealed rosewood fingerboards of guitars and other stringed instruments. It should not be used on maple fingerboards, as these are generally sealed and the oil would just stay on the surface.

77.Lemon juice is often used to clean the inside of animal skins prior to taxidermy.

78.The ladies of Louis XIV’s (1638-1715) court loved to bite lemons to keep their lips seductively red.

79. The Romans valued lemons as an antidote to all poisons. The so called “golden apples of the Hesperides” that Hercules had to fetch from the garden guarded by dragons were in fact lemons.

80.The Chinese cherished the fruit on their long sea voyages and later the English made lemon consumption mandatory for sailors so that they could stave scurvy.

81.Lemon is recommended by physicians for a number of ailments such as bladder infections, kidney stones, bronchitis, catarrh, constipation, heartburn, hiccups, pyorrhea, sunburns, intestinal worms and dysentery, to name a few.

82.Garbage Disposals(if you use them): A great way to freshen your garbage disposal is to put your lemon peels in it.

83.Put a couple of drops of lemon oil in your drinking water to purify the water. It also tastes great.(organic essential oil)

84.The Essential Oil of Lemon is a wonderful oil we should all have in our first aid kit as well as having it around for all kinds of uses. Citrus oils are extracted by cold pressing the rind of the fruit. It takes about 3,000 lemons to produce a kilo of oil.

Lemon oil is known to have powerful antiseptic properties
which make it wonderful for disinfecting in our home,
particularly the kitchen and bathroom.

85. Add a few drops of lemon oil to cleaning solutions for extra antiseptic germ killing properties. Mix a drop in a teaspoon of water & wipe the kitchen counter and cutting boards. It makes the kitchen smell fresh too, add lemon oil to a spray bottle of water and spray surfaces in the bathroom and anywhere else you want to disinfect or deodorize. It also sanitizes the bathroom fixtures. It is great for diffusing to purify and to deodorize the air. If you don't have a cold diffuser, add a few drops of oil in a spray mister bottle with water and mist the air. Using 1-2 drops of Lemon oil works well in removing gum, oil and grease spots. Use to remove gum from hair and clothes, add to your floor mop bucket and your window vinegar and water spray cleaner.

18 Jan 2008 14:24 Re:Eco-Friendly Lemon #2354

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I am on holiday and have got all the cooks here today having a cooking day (jam making) so here is a few tips from them to share:

86 Lemon juice makes a good substitute for vinegar, especially in salad dressing, and for flavorings generally.

87 Use a little lemon juice to cut the sweetness in very sweet fruit juices and use lemons in organic milk or cream, to curdle it, or when you want to make cheese.

88 Use lemon to soften water, and when shampooing the hair, use lemon juice in the water to make an excellent hair rinse.

Lemons are going into the jam making today but we noticed that Organic momma has already mentioned marmalade.

18 Jan 2008 14:30 Re:Eco-Friendly Lemon #2355

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Lemons are often neglected when it comes to dehydrating. However, they dry well, they are available year round, and they can be used in many different ways. Lemon slices dry into beautiful, stained-glass-like creations. They can be eaten as is for a mouth-puckering treat, floated in drinks, candied, or powdered and added to recipes and beautiful potpourrie.

Choosing Lemons for Drying

Choose fully ripe lemons that are uniformly yellow. We recommend using only organically grown lemons. Most commercially grown lemons have been sprayed with pesticides and chemicals to protect freshness. Because the peel absorbs a certain amount of these chemicals it is not suitable for food preparation.

How to Dry Lemons

Wash fruit well. Using a sharp knife, slice lemons as thin as possible. Cut across the fruit to form rounds. Dry for two hours at a very warm temperature (such as setting \"6\" on your heater) then drop the temperature back to a medium heat and dry until crisp. Slices will turn dark if heat is too high, too low, or if they are over-dried.


Add a slice of dried lemon to each glass of water for an elegant touch at dinner.


A few slices added to a water bottle makes a refreshing difference for hiking, backpacking, or climbing. The dried slices make it easy to carry enough for extended trips.


\"Candied\" lemon slices can be made by soaking dried slices in solution of two parts honey to one part water. Re-dry. Repeat two or three times.


Powdered Lemon Powder dried slices using a seed grinder or blender. If granules seem moist or sticky, re-dry for 2 or 3 more hours then re-powder in the grinder.
Last Edit: 18 Jan 2008 14:32 By green thumb.

18 Jan 2008 22:08 Re:Eco-Friendly Lemon #2360

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94.Neutralize cat-box odor

You don't have to use an aerosol spray to neutralize foul-smelling cat-box odors or freshen the air in your bathroom. Just cut a couple of lemons in half. Then place them, cut side up, in a dish in the room, and the air will soon smell lemon-fresh.

95.Prevent potatoes from turning brown

Potatoes and cauliflower tend to turn brown when boiling, especially when you're having company for dinner. You can make sure the white vegetables stay white by squeezing a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice into the cooking water.

96.Keep rice from sticking

To keep your rice from sticking together in a gloppy mass, add a spoonful of lemon juice to the boiling water when cooking. When the rice is done, let it cool for a few minutes, then fluff with a fork before serving.

97.Keep insects out of the kitchen

You don't need insecticides or ant traps to ant-proof your kitchen. Just give it the lemon treatment. First squirt some lemon juice on door thresholds and windowsills. Then squeeze lemon juice into any holes or cracks where the ants are getting in. Finally, scatter small slices of lemon peel around the outdoor entrance. The ants will get the message that they aren't welcome. Lemons are also effective against roaches and fleas: Simply mix the juice of 4 lemons (along with the rinds) with 1/2 gallon (2 liters) water and wash your floors with it; then watch the fleas and roaches flee. They hate the smell.

98.Rid clothes of mildew

You unpack the clothes you've stored for the season and discover that some of the garments are stained with mildew. To get rid of mildew on clothes, make a paste of lemon juice and salt and rub it on the affected area, then dry the clothes in sunlight. Repeat the process until the stain is gone.
As previously mentioned, works for rust on clothes as well.

99.Cleanse your face

Clean and exfoliate your face by washing it with lemon juice. You can also dab lemon juice on blackheads to draw them out during the day. Your skin should improve after several days of treatment.
Lighten your age spots, by Applying lemon juice directly to the area, let sit for 15 minutes, and then rinse your skin clean.

100.Remove warts

You've tried countless remedies to get rid of your warts, and nothing seems to work. Next time, try this: Apply a dab of lemon juice directly to the wart, using a cotton swab. Repeat for several days until the acids in the lemon juice dissolve the wart completely.

18 Jan 2008 22:17 Re:Eco-Friendly Lemon #2361

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lucky me , the number 101, use for the eco-friendly lemon

SKINSOOTHER: Lemon juice is ideal for applying on insect bites, stings and rashes. Dab lemon juice directly onto spot and sunburn. Remember, lemon is antiseptic and antibacterial.

NAIL CLEANER: Dig your nails up to your cuticles in lemon juice for 10 minutes. This cleanses, whitens and strengthens the nails.

LEMON JUICE GARGLE: A remedy used for sore throats, stuffy noses and mouth ulcers. Squeeze 1 tbsp of lemon juice into 1 cup of warm water, stir and take a mouthful. Swirl around in the mouth, gargle with it and swallow. Do this three times a day to clear infections.
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