Lemon – Citrus limon

Lemon has multiple benefits and uses. Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air, disinfects surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home. When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes. Due to its high limonene content, Lemon is a powerful antioxidant that can help ward off free radicals. Taken internally, Lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits, can soothe an irritated throat, and supports healthy respiratory function. When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to improve mood and cognitive ability.

Plant Part: Lemon rinds (peel)

Aromatic Description: Clean, fresh, citrus, bright

Main Chemical Components: d-Limonene; alpha and beta pinenes

PRIMARY BENEFITS
  • Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
  • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion
  • Supports healthy respiratory function
  • Promotes a positive mood and cognitive ability
USES
  • Diffuse and take internally to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort.
  • Add Lemon oil to a spray bottle of water to clean and disinfect tables, countertops, and other surfaces. Lemon oil also makes a great furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.
  • Use a cloth soaked in Lemon oil to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments.
  • Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
  • Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
  • Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with  Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
CAUTIONS Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

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Vinegar Grandma’s Weed Killer

FACT: Vinegar makes an effective natural herbicide and weed killer.

Here is a recipe that was floating around facebook:

Weed-Be-Gone
  • 1 gallon of Vinegar
  • 2 cups Epsom salt
  • 1/4 cup original blue Dawn dish soap

Mix all ingredients and spray on weeds,

CAUTION:  The post indicated that this mixture would kill everything you spray it on. Be Careful!

I read a nice little article on the website The Garden Counselor Lawn Care about using vinegar as a weed killer he experimented with it so has some first hand knowledge. It is an article worth reading if you want to try this.

This recipe came from budget101.com as of this posting this web site is not working and from what I read it got hacked and they are working on it via budget101com facebook page.