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The Amazing Lemon

By Sebrina Zerkus Smith |
I think it would be hard not to love the lemon.  And as it turns out, it’s a great helper all around the house.

5 simple reasons to love this sunny fruit.

2I think it would be hard not to love the lemon.  It smells clean and crisp.  It tastes like summer itself.  And as it turns out, it’s a great helper all around the house.

Lemon To The Laundry Rescue
A squeeze of lemon will eliminate an ink stain on your favorite shirt.  Let it sit on the garment overnight, and in the morning, wash as usual. 

Brighten Your Pots With A Little Lemon
Make a paste of lemon juice and salt and use to scrub your copper pots. Rinse and dry throughly.  The citric acid in the lemon will remove any oxidation stains and your cookware will look like new. 

Smell Fresher With Lemon
Did you know that lemon is a natural deodorizer?  Well, it’s true.  Rub a cut lemon on  your underarms or feet to eliminate odors the natural way and leave you smelling fresh.

Lemon Takes The Ouch Out Of A Sunburn
Lemon is a great treatment for sun-sore skin.  Mix equal parts of lemon juice and water and use a soft cloth to apply directly to a minor sunburn.

Boost Flavor With Lemon
Lemon adds flavor and zip to almost anything.  So if you like green tea - but hate the bitterness that sometimes goes along with it -- try a little lemon.  Lemon will cut the green tea’s bitterness and, lemon increases the body’s absorption of the tea’s antioxidants.

I’m starting to wonder if there’s anything the lemon can’t do, except wash my car. 

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