Mommy Q & A – Clean Knees!

Hi there mommies! I love how, with Spring in full force (at least it is in Texas), I can dress Eli in the cutest dresses and summer outfits. But what else does it mean? More playtime outside and getting dirty! I am not the one that cleans the drain in the sink, so I also ain’t a fan of cleaning dirty knees! Sammii’s Mommy from El Paso has a question just about that! How do we get them and keep them clean?! Here’s what she says:

Sammii’sMommy 😀 asks from El Paso, TX

dirty knees lol

My daughter, 14 months old, doesn’t walk on her own yet, so crawling is still her way of getting around thing is her knees get really dirty. I scrub and scrub, but they still look dark – what worked for you? It’s been pretty hot in ep, so most of the time she is only wearing a onesie. We have carpet? Does that make it worse? Any tricks or tips to get her knees cleaner?

There are lots of tips and tricks that you can do to first clean them and then lighten them up. It’s something my grandmother still does today, and I’m sure a lot of other families do to. I love it because it’s also eco-friendly!

Lemon Juice is used for so many thing; it’s just a shame that it’s not used as often by moms! I almost always have Lemons in the fridge!
So here’s what you do…
  1. Clean the area (knees) with soap and warm water.
  2. Cut a lemon in half (or quarters) and remove seeds.
  3. Rub lemon over area, then squeeze the rest on a cloth and cover knees for about 15 minutes.
  4. Rub and rinse with a clean cloth.
  5. Mix chickpea flour & plain yogurt to make a paste.
  6. Apply on knees until most is absorbed.
  7. Wash off and use a stone or luffa to rub dead skin off.
  8. Apply aloe vera gel to keep moisturized.
You could shorten these steps, but this is what my grandma does. She also used it for the back of her knees and the back of her neck! I wanna try that one, lol.
If it is too much for you… just do this:
Apply Olive Oil mixed with equal amount of cucumber & lemon juice to remove black color from knees and elbows.
So, Sammii’s Mommy… I hope that this tips helps you out. My Eli hasn’t had a trouble with darkened skin, but I can tell you that my grandmother has rubbed a bit of lemon on her knees and elbows!

Do you have lots of lemons? Here are some other things you can use them for….

Stop bleeding and disinfect minor wounds.

Pour Lemon Juice on a cut or apply with a cotton ball.

Clear up facial blemishes.

Dab Lemon Juice on the blemish a few times a day.

Relieve rough hands or sore feet.

Apply Lemon Juice rinse, then massage with olive oil.

Clean brass, copper, and stainless steel kitchen sinks.

Make a paste from Lemon Juice and salt, scrub gently, and then rinse with water.

Relieve a cough.

Mix four tablespoons Lemon Juice, one-cup honey, and one-half cup of olive oil. Heat five minutes, then stir vigorously for two minutes. Take one teaspoon every two hours.


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