1. Grow a lemon tree – the most eco-friendly thing to do with lemons is grow them so that you have your own carbon neutral supply.
2. Highlight your hair – much better for you and the environment than commercial bleaches. Mix the juice of one lemon with one teaspoon of salt and apply to your hair with a comb. Get out into the sun for a couple of hours. Do some vegetable gardening, tend your lemon tree, go for a walk, you get the picture. Don’t do this too often, it will dry your hair out.
4. Combat bad breath – gargle with lemon juice to get rid of bad breath.
5. Fight off a cold – mix lemon juice with honey and hot water to sooth coughs and sore throats and give you a dose of vitamin C.
6. Sooth a sting – mix the juice of half a lemon with water and bathe a sting to lessen the pain.
7. Make homemade lemonade – and avoid all the chemical/preservative laden stuff in the shops. The basic recipe is 1 cup lemon juice, 1 cup organic sugar, 1 cup water. That will give you a syrup to dilute as you like. Add ice.
8. Freshen up your dishwasher – use half a lemon and jam it onto an upright in your dishwasher. Smells fresh, helps cut grease and has got to be more eco-friendly that those plastic lemon shaped things you can buy to do the same job.
9. Remove limescale from draining boards and taps – use half a lemon to rub over stainless steel draining boards and taps. Leave a minute, rinse and shine with a dry cloth.
10. Clean a bar – it’s a bartender’s favourite, just lemon and salt, rinse and shine.
11. Add lemon juice to freshly cut apple or pear slices to keep them from turning brown.
12. Sprinkle lemon juice around areas in the garden to repel weeds. (not near the plants you want, but cracks and such.)
13. Similar to freshening your dishwasher, putting your used lemons though your sink’s dispose-all leaves it smelling quite nice also. Not sure if it dulls the blades or not if you do it too much, though.
14. Rub a little into your elbows to soften them!