You can grow them in your own garden, and then use them to bring your sinks, countertops, shower heads and taps back to their glistening best. You won’t believe just how many ways you can use lemons to clean your household.
They are environmentally friendly and will save you time and money. While we’re on the subject of Lemon Trees, did you know you can grow a Lemon Tree from Seed? Read about it here
As you can see from the Infographic above, there are many ways you can utilise Lemons around the home. You can whiten fingernails and soften cuticles, polish your copper and one of our personal favorites is that you can sanitize your chopping boards. This is a brilliant tip and shows the antiseptic properties that Lemons possess.
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Becky from Clean Mama has outlined 11 everyday ways that you can incorporate Lemons in your cleaning regime. It’s a natural bleach which makes it perfect for cleaning your grout. As a natural sanitizer, it’s perfect for wiping down your surfaces and ensuring no nasty residue remains.
Clean Your Microwave With Lemons Video
Does your microwave need a spruce up? Over time, the inside of your microwave can have a build-up of grease, grime and food stains. By placing a lemon, cut in half, in a bowl of water, and microwaving for 5 minutes, you can easily get rid of those dirty marks and have the inside of your microwave look brand new. Click Play above to watch the video now ^
There are so many things you can use Lemons for around your home including removing gum, grease, and crayon to name a few. The list above from Heiton Buckley includes some excellent diy cleaner recipes and if you would like to grab some Lemon Essential Oil, you can get yours here
Over on Fresh Eggs Daily, Lisa has created her own All Natural Grout and Tile Cleaner that uses 1/3 cup of Lemon Juice, 1/2 cup of Baking Soda and 1/4 cup of White Vinegar. It works a treat and all you do is whisk it together and then let it sit for 15 minutes before you rinse or scrub off.
BrightNest highlights that “the average home contains up to 25 gallons of toxic chemicals, many of which are in store bought cleaners.” By using a natural ingredient when cleaning your house, you are personally contributing to a more environmentally friendly world. Do you have grubby marks and fingerprints all over your windows and mirrors? You can boil lemon rinds in water and then dip a coffee filter in the mixture and clean your mirrors.
There so just so many handy ways to use lemon for cleaning around your home. You can use lemons to sanitize your garbage disposal.
Try pouring a gallon of hot water mixed with 1/2 cup of lemon juice down the drain. You can also add 1/2 cup of lemon juice to your washing machine to brighten up whites.
As you can see from our post, the uses for Lemons are endless. You can even use them to soften your cuticles and whiten your fingernails! Did you know that you can also stop fruit from browning by sprinkling a few drops over apple and pear slices? This is great for kids snacks and platters! You can also polish up your tarnished copper items.
Did you know that you can easily make up your very own all purpose cleaner? We’ve got a super simple recipe for you and it will be perfect for wiping down your benches, cupboards, dining table, sinks, toilet seats, and basins; Don’t forget the inside of your drawers either! The list really is endless. Want more? Check out the Orange All Purpose Cleaner here