Daily Moodlifter: When Life Gives You Lemons….

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When life gives you lemons….keep them and  incorporate them into your daily routine/life. Hot Moody Mess top list of all the things you can do with lemons that not only benefit your health but everything in between:

Lemon Water

Not sure how many times we can reiterate this …start your day off with hot lemon water to jump-start your body, flush out toxins and  it’s a natural energizer booster… so no need for that addicting thing called caffenine moody heads!

Rice it up

When cooking rice, add a squeeze of lemon. It helps the rice from sticking to the pan, plus adds a bit of flavor.

Freshen It Up

Put a leftover piece of lemon in your garbage disposal to add a bit of freshness.

Fruit/ Veggie Wash

One tablespoon lemon juice, one tablespoon white vinegar and one cup of water in a spray bottle results in an all natural wash for all your favorite veggies.fruits, plus saves you some mula!

Chemical Free Highlights

Put a little lemon juice in your hair before you go out in the sun.

Homemade Vitamin C Mouthwash

Squeeze a bit of lemon juice into a small, warm glass of water. Swish around your mouth for 30 seconds and swallow.

Green Lemonade

Throw a few handfuls of Romaine, half a pear and the juice of one lemon in the blender and viola… green lemonade. Best part is you are saving yourself the cals since you are skipping the sugary ones that are on the shelf. If you are in need of a cocktail, throw some vodka in there! That’s my kind of lemonade.

Cutting Board Stains

Rub half a juiced lemon over your cutting board after it’s been washed to remove stains and sanitize.

Yellow Nails?

Juice half a lemon into a small bowl of water and soak your fingernails for 10 minutes. Rinse with vinegar for brighter nails instantly!

Whiten Your Laundry

This is great and less abrasive than using straight bleach. Add 3 tbsp. of lemon juice to a load of wash for stain-free laundry whitening

Age Spots

Dab a bit of lemon juice on age spots for a few consecutive days for quick lightening.

Acne

Rub half a lemon on a clean face. Leave on for 20 minutes. Stay out of the sun though, lemons enhance sun sensitivity.

Cheap Exfoliate

Cut a lemon (organic preferred) in half and rub in a circular motion all of your skin. The acid helps to exfoliate and brighten your skin all at the same time. To avoid a Hot Mess moment: try a little patch of skin first to make sure you don’t have any irritation and/or redness.

We want to hear from you Moody Heads!  What other things can you do with lemons?

All Messiness and Moodiness,
Stacie and Tawny