If you’ve not yet tried cleaning with lemons, then I recommend you give the natural cleaning power of lemon juice a go. Here are some lemon cleaning tips:
How to clean with lemon juice
If using fresh lemons, firmly roll the lemon on the worktop a few times with the palm of your hand to increase the juice you can squeeze out of it.
You can use bottled or fresh lemon juice for various household cleaning tasks such as:
As I start every morning with a cup of hot water and lemon juice I then wipe the used half of lemon around the kitchen sink. Leave it whilst I get ready for work and then give it a quick rinse before I leave. It’s so simple that I don’t even feel like I’ve been doing housework, plus I really like citrus scents.
Wooden chopping board
Bleach by rubbing with lemon juice, leave overnight and then rinse.
Limescale on taps
Remove limescale by rubbing with lemon juice, then rinse after a few minutes (not suitable for plated taps).
Clean kitchen surfaces
Simply rub with lemon juice then rinse.
Half a lemon left in the fridge can get can eliminate or control unpleasant smells.
Cleaning your microwave oven is made easier by heating a bowl of water and lemon slices in it for 30 seconds to a minute. This will also neutralise food odours.
For a natural bleach add 1/2 cup of lemon juice to your washing machine’s rinse cycle and hang clothes outside to dry.
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Have you used lemon juice to clean? What about any other food stuffs you have tried? Please add your tips below.
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