It’s never been easier to make your very own sugar scrub with just the stuff that is inside your kitchen. You’ll just need a cup of granulated sugar, juice from half of a fresh lemon, a fourth of a cup of coconut oil, and some lemon zest.
Mix it all until everybody gets to know each other, and then scrub away. If it’s too runny or thick, add more sugar or juice respectively until it’s just the way you like it. Don’t wait too long to use it up – no preservatives means it might start to go bad after enough time.
Make Your Complexion Clear
If you're after clearer skin, there are a lot of tips out there. What to do and what not to do. Here's an easy trick that is backed by science. Thanks to antimicrobial and acidic properties, lemons and other citrus fruits can help in treating things like simple acne, blackheads, or pimples.
It will tighten the pores, keeping them safe from oil, and it also helps make the oil easier to handle if it does get in. Mix some lemon juice into the water in a 2:3 ratio, dunk some cotton balls in it, and tackle those troublesome spots. However, don't go sunbathing after doing this. You could be burned way worse than normal.
Prepare Your Feet With a Lemon Scrub
If you want your feet to look perfect every time you step outside, here's a recipe for a foot scrub that you can make right at home. Combine a cup of coarse sea salt, half a cup of sweet almond oil, two teaspoons of lemon zest (about how much you would get from a single lemon), and eight drops of peppermint oil.
Mix it all together in a bowl and store it every time you want to use it. When you do, rub it into your wet feet with your hands or a pumice stone, and then rinse it off with warm water.
Get More Juice Out Using a Skewer
This hack is less about using a lemon to do something else and more about using something else to get more from the lemon. If you're trying to get some of that good lemon juice for some of the other hacks on this page, try using a metal skewer. You could also use something like a knitting needle or chopsticks if you wanted.
Roll the lemon a little just to loosen the membranes and release the juices. After that, poke your skewer of choice into the non-stem end of the lemon. It's the side that extrudes a little. Go at least an inch in; just don't poke your hand. Then, squeeze and watch all that juice come right out.
Freeze Lemon Bites to Use Them Later
So you've made a lemon mixture that you like to add to your favorite baking recipes, but they always get used up so fast. Why not make a bunch of them in an ice cube tray, as we see here, and freeze them until you need them?
Or, maybe you just want to enjoy a cool, refreshing lemon treat when you get home from work without having to get too messy – another way these quick treats can become some of your favorites. Because let's face it, there's nothing quite like making something in bulk and knowing it's waiting for you to use when the time is right.