Lemon Vinegar: Cleans your house and your insides!
For the last year I have been really into lemons. They have the amazing health benefits and I love the taste. I have even read that adding real cane sugar does not reduce the health benefits.
If you are not familiar with some of the benefits of lemons, here are some of the things I know from my own personal use of them.
- Drinking Lemon water gives you energy boosts, helps hydration, and helps constipation. Lemon water is also good for sore throats.
- Lemons are very high in Vitamin C.
- Lemons are an acid, but they make your body more alkaline.
- Immune building and clears skin
Although I have not had problems with kidney stones or gallstones I hear it is good for that as well. I have also heard that lemons neutralize free radicals linked to aging and disease.
There is a reason that so many cleaners are lemon scented. Vinegar is also a great cleaning tool!
I recently starting making a lemon cleaner!
I can use this same recipe and dilute it to fit my needs!
- Cut 6 small lemons
- Squeeze the lemon slices into a large glass container.
- Put the lemons into the container as well.
- Add 1 quart of white vinegar to the container.
Let the mix sit over night to a few days. I like to let it sit until it is a deep yellow color like lemon-aid. Once you are happy with it, strain, and dilute to need. I keep it in the fridge, but I am not sure it has to be. I am honestly not sure how long this is good for. I would discard if it ever smells bad. You want it to smell lemon fresh but still like vinegar!
For an all purpose house cleaner:
Dilute with equal parts water and lemon vinegar. This can be used to clean anything in your home and is completely non toxic. My floors have never been so clean!!! While cleaning there is a strong vinegar smell, but that is gone once it dries. The lemon smell lingers a little longer. Since this is antibacterial and antiseptic I also use it to clean door knobs and handles once a week.
For an internal cleaner:
Mix 1 oz lemon vinegar to 8 oz water. I mix it in water bottles and drink a glass a day as needed. This is a great colon cleanse, aids digestion, and helps with constipation.
This can also help with most parasites that pets may have. This does not replace anything that your vet recommends. About once a week I mix 1 oz of the internal use diluted lemon vinegar into the pets water. This will dilute it more and is safe for most pets. The dog loves it. The cats are annoyed but drink it. Be warned, they will poop more!