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07th Aug 2015

5 lemony treats to spoil yourself with this weekend

Katie Mythen-Lynch

Put down that coffee cup: the scent of lemon could be all you need to improve your concentration and make you more alert.

It’s just one of the amazing health benefits scientists have discovered in the sunniest citrus fruit, alongside its powerful antiseptic properties and the hefty dose of immune-boosting Vitamin C the fruit contains.

Furthermore, the colour psychology of yellow is hopeful and uplifting, promoting happiness, enthusiasm, cheerfulness and fun.

Knowing all that, who could resist a mini-splurge on something that ticks all these boxes and more?

1. With extract of organic verbena from Provence, lemon essential oils, and a grapefruit extract from Italy, this hand cream is a holiday in a tube. €10.50, L’Occitane


2. This zipped tote will see you through the rest of summer and brighten up the dull days of autumn. €39.95, Zara

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3. Creamy lemon flavoured Ohso chocolate bars have no added sugar, gluten, nuts or added dairy and boost your daily intake of friendly bacteria. €4.80, Brown Thomas


4. A curd of real Irish butter, fresh lemon juice and free-range Irish eggs, spread it on bread, scones, pancakes… fingers. €4.50, Big Red Kitchen


5. This zingy lemongrass and cedarwood hand wash is the treat that keeps on giving. Keep one in every WC. €12.95, The Handmade Soap Company.