For the Love of Lemons: Summer Citrus Solves

July 2, 2015

The lemon poses a particular conundrum: what to do with a fruit you can’t eat? The answer, we’ve realized, is just about everything. To flavor, clean or beautify, lemons are a DIYer’s best friend. So when life hands you lemons, do better than lemonade. Enhance your zest for life and give your to-do list a squeeze with these citrus-bright ideas.

FlavorLemon Sipper

Plunge a candy straw through a chilled lemon for instant lemonade.

Zesty Olive Oil

Add a few tablespoons of finely grated lemon zest to olive oil and make summer salads your go-to treat.

Candied Lemon Peel

As a fancy finish for sweets or with tea, the candied lemon peel is a thing of beauty.CleanVegetable Wash

What’s worse than taking a big bite of salad and finding yourself with a mouthful of grit? Problem solved.

Laundry Brightener

Citric acid helps break down clothing stains and brighten up those summer whites without resorting to bleach.

Counter Top Cleaner
This spray will get your counter so clean you could eat off of it, sans harmful chemicals.BeautifyLemon Sugar Scrub

This sweet-and-simple exfoliating scrub leaves skin feeling silky-smooth, the perfect remedy for a day in the sun and surf.

Brightening & Tightening Face Mask

For blemish-free, nourished skin, whip up this homemade mask once per month.

Hair Lightening Mist

Lighten up your locks using lemons and a few other goodies. Spray on and get to basking.

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