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Hot Lemon Diuretic

Organic lemons

Organic lemons

I had to be in a bikini [ all weekend… ] recently and needed something that would take away bloat & flush out excess water. My friend Jen, recommended this quick, simple diuretic that “makes you pee like a race horse” or elevates the rate of urination by forcing the kidneys to produce more urination [ I know, TMI ]. This flushes all of the impurities out of the system fast; it is perfect for before you are about to put on a teeny-weeny bikini [ my favorite bikinis are Tyler Rose Swimwear ]. The concoction is simple: organic lemons & boiling water. I prefer natural diuretics to store-bought ones. They’re easier on the body, and in my opinion more effective because many of them contain too many chemicals. Drink this about two hours before the big swimsuit reveal [ & maybe even the night before to feel extra skinny & mini ].

Stainless Tea Kettle

Stainless tea kettle

Beautiful Lemons

Keep the skins on the lemons for best diuretic results

Organic Lemon Diuretic

A pretty tea cup always makes everything better


Love Lauryn



Hot Lemon Diuretic 


* Makes two cups of hot tea.

2 organic lemons

Hot water


Put water in to teapot. Boil water, squeeze 2 lemons in to teapot. After you’ve squeezed all juice in, throw all four pieces into to teapot. Lower temperature on the stove. Let this sit for about 2 minutes. Pour in to teacup. Drink up!

60 comments on Hot Lemon Diuretic

  1. Shayna
    09.08.11 at 2:20 pm (4 years ago)

    I drink a lot of water, yet on beach days I try to hold back to prevent extra bloating. I know, I know, it is bad for me do to dehydration & possible heat stroke. Store bought diuretic are, just as you say, very hard on my body & leave me feeling weak. This Lemon Diuretic helped flush my system fast & let me to continue keeping my body hydrated all day long. I never felt weak & if anything had more energy. Thank you!

  2. bre
    09.09.11 at 9:42 am (4 years ago)

    Hi, I was having a problem with getting low and dehydrated during my tennis workouts during these past three days of 85 degree plus and 80% humidity days in So. Cal (Sept). Yesterday morning I made up the “Lemon Diuretic” that Jen mentioned to you and it did the trick. Zero dehydration/low feeling only wiped out due to the 26 year old Nephew I was drilling with! Thank you Skinny Confidential

  3. Beth
    11.24.12 at 6:11 am (3 years ago)

    I saw you mention organic lemons a few they have to be organic?

    • laurynevarts
      11.24.12 at 11:26 am (3 years ago)

      They don’t have to be. I just prefer organic because there’s no nasty chemicals. xoxo

  4. Becky Hillyard
    02.22.13 at 11:50 am (3 years ago)

    One of my favorite tips you have shared! Will be trying this next week before my Mexico vacation! Thanks Lauryn!
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    • Lauryn
      02.22.13 at 1:02 pm (3 years ago)

      Yay! Have fun babe! xx.

  5. Tiffany
    03.03.13 at 2:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Hey Lauryn!

    I found your blog while browsing the Swell blog and I’m so glad I found it! I love it!

    When do you recommend drinking the hot lemon tea? Day before hitting the beach?

    Thanks so much!

  6. test1
    03.17.13 at 1:51 pm (3 years ago)

    *I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I do not know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already Cheers!

  7. Jenna
    04.05.13 at 3:03 pm (3 years ago)

    I just found your blog a few days ago and I LOVE it! You’re so gorgeous and inspiring! xx

  8. Jenna
    04.05.13 at 3:05 pm (3 years ago)

    I just found your blog a few days ago and I LOVE it! You’re so gorgeous and inspiring! xx

  9. ANGIE
    04.13.13 at 2:23 am (3 years ago)

    Thanks !

  10. Adrienne
    04.17.13 at 9:02 pm (3 years ago)

    This looks great, and I can’t wait to try it. I always have A LOT of extra water weight due to some hormone abnormality, and I’m ALWAYS looking for ways to consistently keep it off. Water starving is the unfortunately the only thing I can do before an event to somewhat guarantee I won’t be too bloated but of course it’s terrible, and I fear drinking anything and cannot enjoy myself. I also use over the counter diuretics, but they also make me feel terrible and are not an option for the long term. I have tried a few natural remedies in the past including something similar to this but with cucumber instead. This is another one I’m excited to try! I did have one question though, why does the lemon have to be hot? Can it be done as a cold drink, or does boiling it do something important?

    • Regina Philangie
      01.10.15 at 9:32 pm (1 year ago)

      Love how she skipped answering you and went right to the next question…. Did you EVER find out WHY it is better if its hot? I’d like to add sweetener/sugar because I’m not a sour fan…is that going to change the effect?

  11. kim
    05.15.13 at 3:29 pm (3 years ago)

    is it okay to do this everyday?

    • Lauryn
      05.15.13 at 3:46 pm (3 years ago)

      Yes! x.

  12. iman
    05.29.13 at 4:00 pm (3 years ago)

    un dierutic naturel

    Bonne chance


  13. Mai
    06.18.13 at 11:50 am (3 years ago)

    Do you have to drink it hot or can you put it in the fridge and drink later??

    • Lauryn
      06.18.13 at 12:17 pm (3 years ago)

      Drinking it hot is best! Xx.

  14. Mai
    06.18.13 at 11:52 am (3 years ago)

    Do you have to drink it hot, or same effect if you put it in the fridge and drink it like lemonade later??? Thanks!

    • Lauryn
      06.18.13 at 12:17 pm (3 years ago)

      Best is to drink it hot! X.

  15. Latisha
    07.02.13 at 7:12 am (3 years ago)

    Can I just boil the water.. pour it in a cup & put lemon juice?

    • Lauryn
      07.02.13 at 9:48 am (3 years ago)

      Yes! :-)

  16. Jackie
    07.30.13 at 3:22 am (3 years ago)

    Just got back from vacation and have a lot of excess water weight….can’t wait to try this!

    • Lauryn
      07.30.13 at 9:02 am (3 years ago)

      You’ll love it! X.

  17. Margaret
    08.11.13 at 1:11 am (2 years ago)

    Add 2 tbsp palm syrup(available at middle Eastern/Indian stores for less than $2.00, and 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper, and you have the Lemon Detox Diet at a fraction of the cost.

    Remember that you must also have a cup of Senna leaf tea (to loosen the muck in the colon etc) before you go to bed; and approx a litre of SEA salted water in the morning to flush the gunk out.

    You can have as many cups as you wish throughout the day.
    I’ve lost 20kg on this diet …. Ahh, the benefits of natural foods !!!

  18. Shelly
    08.14.13 at 2:16 pm (2 years ago)


    My sister and I are wanting to try this, I have been retaining water and I hate it!! I feel terrible physically and it isn’t really good for my self esteem! I recently lost 40lbs I need to lose about 10 more and I am wondering, will this help my weigh loss? And should I drink it before or after meals? One more question, I do not have a tea pot(weird I know) can I just use a pan?


    • Lauryn
      08.14.13 at 3:55 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes! And a tea pot or a pan work well! xx.

  19. Shelly
    08.14.13 at 5:18 pm (2 years ago)


    Thank you so much for the speedy reply!! I am going to make it right now!:-)

  20. diapermachine
    08.15.13 at 6:45 pm (2 years ago)

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  21. Tasia
    08.23.13 at 12:54 pm (2 years ago)

    I tried this but when I put the juice and the four pieces in I had left the stove on. Does that make a difference or does it still work the same ?

  22. Lyesa
    09.08.13 at 12:49 am (2 years ago)

    I just wanted to remind you all you must stay hydrated along with this :) and reducing sodium helps a lot as well. That being said…I use this a lot with 8 oz hot water, 1 tsp cinnamon (antiinflammatory), ½ tsp honey, and juice from half a lemon. 30 minutes before bed and in the morning on an empty stomach for at least 30 minutes. It’s amazing. It keeps your metabolism going, reduces inflammation, reduces water weight. I’m not a Doctor but I’ve seen the scale move, seen the inches come off and felt better.

  23. Deb
    10.04.13 at 6:38 pm (2 years ago)

    I am going to my niece’s wedding tomorrow, and with this unusual heat wave we are having in the Northeast, I am retaining water in October! And it is supposed to be in the mid 80’s tomorrow and humid. And the wedding is outside. And with dressy dresses now all sheer knits, Oh my gosh! So I searched “natural diuretic” and found your website. And I happen to have 2 lemons in the fridge so I’ll try it tonight. Thank you!!! With this and my new Olga underwear with a tummy panel I just discovered at the mall, I just might not look like a Jet Puff marshmallow person.

  24. QK
    10.30.13 at 2:22 pm (2 years ago)

    How long did you drink the Senna leaf tea mixture to lose weight?

    • Reba
      12.03.13 at 8:26 am (2 years ago)

      The senna leaf portion is part of the ” Master Cleanse Diet”. I think it’s 10 days but you can Google it to be sure. :)

  25. Amanda
    11.14.13 at 11:11 am (2 years ago)

    So, so glad to find this! I’m retaining water for some unknown reason. I hope this will help!

  26. Reba
    12.03.13 at 9:43 am (2 years ago)

    I’m on a quest to get well since my root canals destroyed my immune system…See the book ” Root Canal Cover-Up and the work of Dr. Weston Price. Anywho this was great…!! I just made 3 cups worth for me and two members of my family. One is my husband who is home with kidney pain from work. Lemon flushes out the kidneys and is a natural cure for kidney stones (along with olive oil, which right now he won’t take, lol) I added stevia for taste and msm and vitamin C powder. Msm and Vitamin C is a natural remedy for cancer. And by soaking the lemon rinds (I chopped mine into eighths) it adds pectin another alternative cancer remedy. I don’t have cancer but anything that is good for cancer treatment is good enough for me!! It’s December now so it’s extra soothing to drink lemon water warm… Thank you SO MUCH for this recipe. I love it!!

  27. nicholem718
    01.19.14 at 11:32 am (2 years ago)

    Can I use lime as well?

    • Lauryn
      01.19.14 at 11:58 am (2 years ago)


  28. Fadil Shamir Khan
    01.26.14 at 5:30 am (2 years ago)

    how long does it take for this method to start working…in your words, make you pee like a race horse? I had a cup last night and a full cup this morning…not seeing any effects as yet…

  29. pat piccin
    03.26.14 at 8:53 am (2 years ago)

    drinking a cup as I write . Can you use the yellow bottle of real lemon juice (frozen) or is it better to use the fresh lemons? Due to gout, have been taken off water pills so hoping this will work, any suggestions will be appreciated.


    any suggestions will

  30. Bloated
    05.16.14 at 6:49 pm (2 years ago)

    I am curious to know if this recipe helps with menstrual bloating? We shall find out in two minutes.

  31. Victoria
    11.03.14 at 3:41 am (1 year ago)

    I don’t even know the way I ended up here, but I thought this publish was good.
    I do not understand who you are however definitely you are
    going to a famous blogger should you aren’t
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  32. Kirin
    03.28.15 at 11:58 pm (10 months ago)

    Wow this really works! Thanks Lauryn, really loving your blog! x

  33. coolgal
    04.22.15 at 5:56 pm (10 months ago)

    would this work with lemon extract/concentrate :/

  34. Kandace gill
    06.29.15 at 5:50 pm (7 months ago)

    how many times a day should I drink this for best results?

  35. zarwhitetaker
    07.03.15 at 9:20 am (7 months ago)

    Ok so what you are saying is that lemon cucumber have amazing health benefits and everyone should have it in their diet. I can hardly disagree and also you would have to be very lazy not to make use of these daily because they are available almost everywhere.

  36. Pat Gonce
    08.29.15 at 5:38 am (5 months ago)

    my husband is a diabetic and I am looking for natural diuretics for him to use – could he use the hot tea and lemon – I do not see any mention of depleting his potassium when you do the hot tea. would I need to be giving him potassium while doing the tea or does the tea not deplete all of his vitamins and minerals

  37. Patrick
    09.13.15 at 11:02 am (5 months ago)

    Will it work if I sweeten it with honey or sugar?

  38. KariCaywood
    11.03.15 at 3:05 am (3 months ago)

    Thank you

  39. Denni
    01.18.16 at 1:21 am (3 weeks ago)

    Is it same effect using cold water? I love ice water with lemons!

  40. a
    10.21.14 at 1:19 pm (1 year ago)

    Will this help your body of metabolites cause I need them cleansed fast very fast. And what is the strongest diuretic a can get my hands


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