How to Use Lemons for Health and Beauty

There are all sorts of health and beauty aids for every imaginable ailment or problem. However, nature has provided its own natural solution--lemons Lemons are wonderful substitutes for health and beauty products. They're readily available, inexpensive, non-toxic and they smell great. Have a look at the following suggestions and think about replacing some of your health and beauty aids with lemons.


1. Treat an itchy, flaky scalp by massaging in 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Rinse with warm water. Follow with a leave-in rinse of 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in 1 cup of warm water. Repeat daily until dandruff disappears.

2. Clean, exfoliate and unclog facial pores by washing with lemon juice. Dab a little lemon juice on blackheads to draw them out.

3. Ease the itch of a poison ivy rash. Apply lemon juice full-strength to the rash to soothe itching. Don't apply lemon juice to open blisters.

4. Rinse hands and feet in lemon juice and water to relieve dry, rough skin. Massage a little olive oil into the dry areas and pat dry.

5. Stop the bleeding and disinfect small scrapes and cuts. Soak a cotton ball or pad with lemon juice and hold it over the injury for a full minute.

6. Banish warts. Use a cotton swab and apply full strength lemon juice to the wart. Repeat daily until the wart is dissolved by the acid in the lemon juice.

7. Get sunny highlights with lemon juice. Mix 1/4 cup of lemon juice and 3/4 cup of water and rinse through the hair. Sit in the sun until the hair dries. Repeat daily for a week if necessary. Wear sunscreen.