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Pick organic lemons if you can, mostly if you plan to use the peels. They should be bright and firm with a fine grained skin. A very course exterior may indicate a thick skin, which may mean less juicy flesh. Large lemons tend to be thick skinned. Size doesn't mean more juice. A lemon that feels heavy for its smaller size usually means more juice which is what you are aiming for.

I use my lemon peels to boil in my teakettle - bring to a boil and let it sit for an hour (or longer) to dissolve the brown stuff that often builds up on the bottom. If I have let it go for a while I sometimes have to do a little scrubbing (with the peel) but then I know my kettle is clean and ready for some serious tea drinking!
Remove ink spots from clothing.
While ink is wet, apply Lemon Juice liberally to the spot, then wash the garment in normal cycle with regular detergent in cold water.
Get rid of dandruff.
Apply one tablespoon of Lemon Juice to your hair. Shampoo, then rinse with water. Rinse again with a mixture of two tablespoons Lemon Juice and two cups water. Repeat every other day until dandruff disappears.
Write with invisible ink.
Use a Q-tip as a pen to write in Lemon Juice on a piece of white paper. Once it dries, hold the paper near a hot light bulb. The writing will turn brown.
Eliminate blackheads.
Rub Lemon Juice over blackheads before going to bed. Wait until morning to wash off the juice with cool water. Repeat for several nights until you see a big improvement in the skin.
Create blonde highlights.
Rinse your hair with one-quarter-cup Lemon Juice with three-quarter cup water.
Deodorize a cutting board.
Wash with Lemon Juice to rid a cutting board of the smell of garlic, onions, or fish.
Remove fruit or berry stains from your hands.
Rinse hands with Lemon Juice
Remove rust and mineral discolorations on cotton t-shirts and briefs.
Use one cup Lemon Juice in the washer.
Clean a microwave oven.
Add four tablespoons Lemon Juice to one-cup water in a microwave-safe, four-cup bowl. Boil for five minutes in the microwave, allowing the steam to condense on the inside walls of the oven. Then wipe clean.
Whiten, brighten, and strengthen fingernails.
Soak fingernails in Lemon Juice for ten minutes, and then brush with a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and warm water. Rinse well.
Stop bleeding and disinfect minor wounds.
Pour Lemon Juice on a cut or apply with a cotton ball.
Relieve poison ivy.
Applying Lemon Juice over the affected areas should soothe itching and alleviate the rash.
Clear up facial blemishes.
Dab Lemon Juice on the blemish a few times a day.
Eliminate odours in your humidifier.
Pour three or four teaspoons of Lemon Juice into the water.
Relieve rough hands or sore feet.
Apply Lemon Juice rinse, then massage with olive oil.
Clean brass, copper, and stainless steel kitchen sinks.
Make a paste from Lemon Juice and salt, scrub gently, and then rinse with water.
Relieve a cough.
Mix four tablespoons Lemon Juice, one-cup honey, and one-half cup of olive oil. Heat five minutes, then stir vigorously for two minutes. Take one teaspoon every two hours.

Clean a microwave oven.
Relieve a cough.


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