In a world without lemon, Botticelli’s Venus would have been deprived of her magnificent Titian hair colour. Ditto for the three Graces and their friends in La Primavera, dancing away in the Garden of the Hesperides, a gentle breeze playing with their crowning glory. And who knows? Our Sandro might not have given a second glance to la Bella Simonetta!
In the Middle Ages, wealthy beauties used it to get this magnificent colour. They also rubbed lemon juice on their lips to make them redder and on their skin to whiten it.
From toothpaste to deodorant and sugaring, a fabulous hair removal recipe still a favourite with budget fashionistas, it was the absolute must have ingredient in their beauty regimen.