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can lemon juice be left unrefrigerated?

Posted by ground syracuse, ny (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 20, 04 at 10:29

I'm not a gardener (yet), but this forum complex seems marvelously useful. I've been using honey/lemon juice on my skin and I'd just like to keep them in the shower, since I don't yet use lemon juice for much else besides that. Will I have problems?

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RE: can lemon juice be left unrefrigerated?

Lemon juice will eventually go bad. High sugar helps to prevent bacterial growtn, so if there is enough honey it might be okay. Why not just mix up a few days supply at a time for the shower?

RE: can lemon juice be left unrefrigerated?

I, too, use mixtures like this on my skin but I always keep them in the refrigerator.The only one I keep in the bathroom is olive oil & honey.It's really nice for the complexion and the body, giving a smooth texture and it doesn't go off.(Tip: with the addition of essential oils, it becomes even better).

RE: can lemon juice be left unrefrigerated?

You can prevent the spoiling problem by using raw apple cider vinegar instead of the lemon. I keep it in the bathroom in a squirt bottle. I keep the honey separatly. Both will keep indefinitely without refrigeration. Just mix a tiny amount in the palm of your hand every time you need it. Works fine for me.

RE: can lemon juice be left unrefrigerated?

I use half lemon juice to half honey in a glass bottle (they say that plastic bottles are breeding places for bacteria) for cough due to cold, virus or bronchitis. I do not usually refrigerate at first because the cold, cold mixture bothers my sensitive teeth. But, when I have some left over after the cough is gone then I refrigerate for next time.

RE: can lemon juice be left unrefrigerated?

Ground: How do you use it?? In place of soap/before or after soap???? I have REALLY dry sensitive skin and get contact dermititis when I garden. Would the lemon/honey help????

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