Welcome back to The Daily Whisk!
It only took a few months away from my beloved blog to realize I wasn’t completely content blogging solely about saving money. Sure, being frugal is an inherent part of who I am, however it’s just one slice of the ever evolving pie and I started to feel constrained and bored.
Once I decided that I wanted to relaunch The Daily Whisk, I spent some time contemplating what I ultimately wanted to achieve with my blog. Blogging, and all the related pieces can get overwhelming and complicated. I’ve certainly felt that way about blogging in the past, and I wanted to feel the exact opposite this time around. I just want to create something meaningful, honest, and genuine.
The words happy, healthy, and simple kept coming to mind, so I decided to start there and see what develops from those three topics.
How about them lemons?
No, really! I mean it. I love lemons! The brightness, the scent, and the flavor. In my opinion, lemons are the epitome of happy, healthy, and simple, so I found them the perfect subject for my first post back. In addition to being natural and inexpensive, lemons are super versatile. There are dozens of ways to utilize lemons around the house, but these three are my absolute favorite.
My 3 Favorite Uses for Lemons
Hot Lemon Tea
I’ve been drinking lemon water and honey lemon water on and off for the past year. Recently, I’ve ditched the honey in favor of just hot water and lemon juice. Lemon tea, or lemon water is believed to aid hydration and digestion all while boosting immunity and potentially even our moods. I also think it tastes pretty great, too!
Lemons are natural deodorizers, and with three stinky dogs at home, our house needs as much deodorizing as it can get! My favorite way to naturally enhance our home’s aroma is to combine lemon (and other citrus) peels with water and simmer on the stove.
I’ve just recently grasped the idea of using lemon as a household cleaner. Here’s a great list! I had always cleaned my microwave by boiling a cup of water with a drop of soap, but recently tried lemon juice instead. It worked just as well and smelled even better.
What are your favorite uses for lemons? Please share in the comments!