Friday, November 13, 2009

Splendidly lemony

The scent of lemon can be found in products ranging from household cleaners to body fragrances and yes, beauty treatments. Just the scent of a lemon can awaken your senses, especially on a gloomy, cold winter's day but lemons are much more than a smell; they have been used in beauty regimes for centuries.

Lemons can be used in hair treatments, to restore shine and bounce, pedicures to revamp tired feet, skin care treatments to revive the skin, and they can even lighten age spots and discolorations.

For some great, at-home lemony treatments, follow the directions below, just don't use the bottled stuff. The real deal is much more effective as a treatment.

Lemon Hair Treatment:

Mix the juice of one lemon with one cup warm water and apply to hair.

Allow to remain for a few minutes, then rinse.

To exfoliate and treat age spots:

Gently rub a cut lemon and 1/2 teaspoon sugar granules over the skin for a few minutes.

Repeat at least once a week until the darkened areas fade.

Lemony Pedicure Treatment:

In a foot bath, combine:

1 cup lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup milk

Enough water to fill the foot bath

Add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil

Soak feet for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

Tell us your favorite lemony treatment.......

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