Lemon and honey is a magic combination, be it a tea made with the two magic ingredients or a face pack, it always gives wonderful results. Since we always have lemon and honey at home, it is a good idea to get to know the various ways to use them together at home. We have lemon trees in our farm so our house is always filled with fresh lemons.
I also love, love honey to the point that I have it almost every single day. Both my maternal aunt and I have the habit of writing tips and notes whenever we find or get to know good remedies. Few months back when I was leafing through the notes, I saw a full page of tips and remedies using lemon and honey that I had written years back.
It was indeed a treasure trove and all the remedies were easy and very effective. I happily tried all those out and I have recorded all those I tried below, I especially liked the cough remedy very much. I have used Indian lemons for all the remedies givenbelow which are naturally more acidic than the lemons that we get abroad.
Lemon & Honey Side Effects:
5 Top Benefits & Uses Of Lemon & Honey:
1. Lemon & Honey Face Mask For Dry Skin, Acne & Skin Lightening:
Honey and lemon together make an amazing face mask that treats acne, lightens skin tone, and also prevents dryness of the skin. For the face mask, squeeze some fresh lemon juice in a cup, add honey and mix well. Wash your face, pat dry and apply a thin even coat on the face. Wait for the mask to dry before washing it off. This simple face mask can be done regularly weekly twice for best results…
2. Lemon & Honey For Lips:
Lemon & honey is an amazing combination for treating dark lips. Lemon removes the tan and honey super moisturizes the lips. For the treatment, mix lemon fresh lemon juice, honey and dark brown sugar in a bowl. Take little of the mixture and gently massage it on the lips for a few seconds and then wash it off.
3. Lemon & Honey For Hair Lightening:
Lemon & honey mixture is great for lightening the hair. For lightening the hair, take equal quantities (1 tbsp) of both lemon juice and honey in a bowl and add 3 to 4 drops of any unrefined oil to it. Now take the mixture and apply it to the hair with your hands and wait for 30 minutes before washing it off. With this treatment you will see results only with subsequent use. Try this treatmentweekly once till you get the desired result, sun exposure will quicken the results.
4. Lemon & Honey in Warm Water For Weight Loss:
Everyone must have heard the advice that if we drink warm water with honey and lemon in the morning it aids in weight loss. Though I couldn’t find a single study supporting this remedy, lemon and honey aids digestion and helps in proper assimilation of food which in turn is the basis for natural weight loss. But consuming only lemon and honey without a proper diet and exercise will not result in fat loss. Also many recommend to drink the mixture only in empty stomach, personally I hate consuming citric fruits in an empty stomach as it irritates my stomach. If you experience stomach irritation consuming lemon and honey in the early morning drink it between meals.
5. Lemon & Honey Tea: Remedy For Cold, Cough & Sore Throat
Lemon and honey is a great combination for treating cold, cough & sore throat. For the remedy, boil half cup of water and once it comes to boil add a pinch cinnamon powder and switch off. Add lemon juice and honey and drink it warm, a very good and soothing home remedy for treating cold related problems…