Though Beauty is more than skin deep...
It sure helps to have beautiful skin!

Before commercial beauty products stocked our bathroom shelves, our ancestors relied on natural and effective plants. The Egyptians, the Greeks, Romans, and the peoples of Asia enjoyed the benefits of the lemon long before its use in the Americas.

Lemon is prominent among nature's beauty ingredients. Use it alone, mixed with other plant ingredients, or just a little water to create safe and effective home beauty treatments.

Lemons, high in natural fruit acids, rejuvenate skin naturally. They are have the highest percentage of Vitamin C of all the fruits.

Use lemon juice in mixtures when you want to lighten, exfoliate and tone skin, and to invigorate your spirit. Lemons are reported to produce a: cooling, refreshing and uplifting feeling.

The holistic lemon also provides many health benefits.

Lemons lend themselves to a host of creative and useful formulas...

You can make your own formulas or indulge yourself with wonderful products crafted by professionals.

When mixing or creating a homemade formula consider possible allergies, sensitivities, or other reactions.

It is a good idea for you to determine if you have an allergy to ingredients such as eggs, oils, lemons, seeds, herbs, or any natural or manufactured product you may include in a formula.

A Radiant Expression
Lemons contain natural exfoliating properties: rub a cut lemon on your face sprinkled with sugar to remove dead cells and lighten your complexion. (Keep cut lemons used from cooking in the refrigerator for this propose)...see Tips

You can also rub cut lemons directly on elbows to lighten lighten and soften them.

Lemons mixed with cucumber juice makes a natural astringent. Inside and Out!

Eliminate Dandruff: Mix the juice of one lemon in a glass of lukewarm water. (Be careful of the sun and test before using on color treated hair)

For Soft Silky Hair: Apply hot oil and lemon juice to your scalp and wrap for 30 minutes before thoroughly rinsing. (Not too hot!)

For Blemishes: Combine and blend a few drops of lemon juice with enough plain yogurt to cover face. Allow to blend 30 minutes before applying to clean skin.

For wrinkles: Mix olive oil with lemon juice, apply to your face in the evening.

Make a Toner: Steep a peppermint tea bag in a cup of boiled water for 15 minutes. After the tea is cooled, discard tea bag. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice and quarter cup of witch hazel. Store in glass container in the refrigerator. Apply daily after cleansing face.

The holistic lemon also provides many health benefits.

When mixing or creating a homemade formula consider possible allergies, sensitivities, or other reactions.

It is a good idea for you to determine if you have an allergy to ingredients such as eggs, oils, lemons, seeds, herbs, or any natural or manufactured product you may include in a formula.


Using Care:
Lemons are acidic and act as an astringent. (beneficial if correctly used)

Exercise caution when using lemons on skin exposed to the sun, the chemical makeup of lemons heightens photosensitivity and a burn may result. (of course, that is why they are great for stain removal)

In addition to lemons, this caution extends to perfumes containing ingredients such as lavender, lime, bergamot, sandalwood, and cedar oil.