How To Lose Your Voice Using Lemon
Need to learn how to lose your voice using lemon juice? It’s true, lemon mixed with water and vinegar will make you extremely hoarse or even take away your voice completely. If you need a good excuse to opt out of public speaking, or any sort of speaking for that matter, straining your vocal cords and exposing them to the acid in lemon juice will do the trick. But just remember that you will truly be unable to speak for two or three days. Still want to do it? Then here’s how you lose your voice using lemon juice.
To lose your voice using lemon juice, you will need:
- Half a cup of lemon juice (preferably fresh-squeezed)
- Half a cup of vinegar
- Half a cup of water
- A pillow
- Loud music
- Ear plugs (if noise gives you a headache)
- Mix the lemon concoction. Mix the half cup of lemon juice with the half cup of vinegar and stir. It’s best to use fresh lemon juice, which will have a higher acid content, but if you’re trying to save money, preserved lemon juice will do as well.
- Strain your vocal cords. To lose your voice with lemon without making yourself sick to your stomach, begin by straining your voice without lemon juice. Turn on the loud music, stick the ear plugs in place and get your pillow. Then start screaming into the pillow until your vocal cords get itchy and make you cough.
- Strain your vocal cords some more. Take the lemon concoction you made and gurgle a mouthful for 30 seconds, then spit out. Scream into the pillow again, then gurgle again. Repeat this until half a cup of lemon juice is gone. By this time you will have partially lost your voice using the lemon juice, and it’s time to push your vocal cords over the edge.
- Prepare to swallow the lemon juice. Though gurgling will affect your vocal cords, if you really want to lose your voice you’ll need to actually swallow the lemon juice. Mix the remaining lemon and vinegar concoction with half a cup of water and mix well. Take an antacid to help settle your stomach before you swallow all this acid. Be prepared for the fact that your throat will burn as you swallow the lemon juice.
- Strain your vocal cords further. Instead of simply screaming into your pillow, you can completely lose your voice if you create low, growling noises. This will hurt at this point, as you will truly be hurting your vocal cords and causing them to swell. This swelling will prevent them from reverberating and producing sound. Don’t fool yourself, to lose your voice with lemon juice is to damage your vocal cords, if only temporarily.
Swallow, if you dare. Now, apply the finishing touches. After roaring into the pillow, swallow a mouthful of lemon juice, then repeat this step for as long as you can stand the taste or until you run out of lemon juice.
Expect to experience pain and discomfort and to be unable to speak for up to three days. In short, if you want to lose your voice using lemon juice, you'll have to make your vocal cords truly sick. You can help your vocal cords heal by remaining silent and drinking lukewarm ginger tea.