Beauty Recipes With Lemon:
1.Lemon Peppermint Foot Scrub:
- 1 cup coarse sea salt
- 1/2 cup sweet almond oil
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 8-10 drops peppermint essential oil
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and store in a clean jar. Rub into your wet feet gently with hands or pumice stone, paying extra attention to your heels. Rinse off with warm water, dry and apply lotion.
2. Rosemary and Lemon Foot Care:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3/4 cups Epsom salt (for scrub)
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt (to soak feet)
- Few branches of dry or fresh rosemary
- 2 lemons
Mix 1/4 cup olive oil with 3/4 cup Epsom salt to make the scrub and put aside. Boil rosemary in water for few minutes. In a vessel add 1/2 cup of Epsom salt, warm water and the rosemary water. Cut and squeeze two lemons into this solution. Soak feet for 15-30 minutes and pat dry.Gently rub the rough patches with a pumice stone. Now scrub the foot with the Epsom salt olive oil scrub for few minutes. Wash with mild soap, rinse well and apply thick cream on foot. It is better to use this foot soak+scrub in the evenings so that you can wear a cotton socks immediately and leave overnight. This gives better results.
- ½ Lemon
- 1 tbsp Raw Honey
Squeeze lemon juice in a small bowl and mix raw honey. Apply on a clean damp face after exfoliating the face with lemon sugar scrub described below. Leave the face mask for 10-20 minutes and rinse well with cold water.
4. Lemon Sugar Scrub:
- 1/2 lemon juice
- 1/2 cup of coarse sugar powder
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
Mix lemon juice, olive oil and raw honey in a bowl and whisk vigorously for few minutes. Add sugar and mix. You can add more or less sugar according on how thick you want your scrub to be. Apply on a clean wet face and massage very gently in small circular movements for 2-3 minutes. Rinse well with warm water and apply a good face mask.
5. DIY Brightening and Tightening Face Mask:
- 1 egg white
- ½ tbsp raw honey
- ½ tbsp fresh lemon juice
Place all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until foamy for about 1-2 minutes. Scrub the face gently to exfoliate dead cells and open up the pores. Pat dry and apply the face mask over the face as thickly as possible. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes, or until it has completely dried and feels tight on your skin. Rinse the mask off with warm water until it is removed cleanly. Splash your face with very cold water and gently pat dry.
1 1/2 cups salt (Epsom salt or sea salt)
4 tbsp of olive oil
Juice of 1-2 lemons
Zest of one lemon
2 sprigs of rosemary
Mix the salt, olive oil, lemon zest and rosemary in a glass jar. Squeeze lemon juice over it and mix well. Mix well before every use. Gently massage with the scrub on wet skin for a minute to remove dead cells. This can also be used as a foot scrub.
Cut a lemon in half and apply honey (and a bit of sugar, optional) to the lemon half. Rub on problem areas gently. This exfoliates and removes blackheads to a great extent.
- 2 tbsp honey
- 4 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp plain yogurt
- 1 egg white
The citric acid in lemons has natural lightening and exfoliating properties that help prevent acne and fade acne marks. The egg white helps boost your skin’s ability to protect itself, and honey serves as an antibacterial agent. Honey is a natural humectant that soothes and hydrates skin. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk them until the consistency thickens. Apply a small quantity of face mask on clean dry skin and leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry. Store the remaining mask in a small jar and place it in a refrigerator for a week. Use daily for good results.
Another way to use lemons is to fight acne with a soothing toner. In a jar, combine 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, a half cup of cucumber slices, and 3 cups cold water. You can also add some lemon slices if you like. Apply with a cotton ball or pad. Keeps in the fridge for up to a week.
Just as lemons can be used as a gentle exfoliate for the face, the same can be said about dry, rough elbows. Add lemon juice to baking soda until you have a grainy paste. Scrub it into your elbows to buff away dry, dead skin. Rinse with water and more lemon juice, and soften with lotion or olive oil.
A mixture of water, ginger root, lemon juice, and olive oil can help slow down cell turnover and decrease the amount of skin shedding from your scalp. Pour the treatment all over and let it dry before you shampoo it out. Or you can also use as a conditioner after shampooing, leave for 5 minutes and rinse with plain water.