The lemon, aside from being a detoxifier to the human body, is also known as one of the best natural cleaning agents for our home, due to its antibacterial properties. However, most people are not aware of its additional uses, aside from the extracted juice. So, here, we will be discussing how you can use lemons in your daily cleaning routine.
You can pretty much use lemon to clean almost anything, however, you should not use it on cleaning surfaces made of natural stone and anything that is brass plated, as the citric acid will damage them. Aside from that, go ahead and use lemon juice for cleaning all the other surfaces in your home.
Eliminate Odors and Stain
Have you ever been stressed when it comes to stains, grease and bad odor especially on kitchen wares and furniture? Well, fortunately, lemon can save the day. The juice of the lemon is effective in killing germs from cutting boards overnight. You can do this by rubbing the stain away and rinsing it afterwards.
You can easily solve problems with plastic food storage containers by diluting it all in lemon juice to remove the stains and odors. Add baking soda and scrub afterwards before rinsing and drying. Also, adding a few drops of lemon juice to your dish soap can boost its de-greasing ability. How about fishy and garlicky hands? Get rid of the smell from your hands by washing it with a diluted solution of water and lemon juice. No more stinky hands,
On a Cheese Grater
Are you having a hard time cleaning your cheese grater? Worry no more! Dip your lemon in salt and run the flesh side to your grater. Leave for 5 minutes, then rinse grater under hot running water. Problem solved!
Soaking your clothes in hot water and lemon juice can help brighten its color. It also works best if laundry is then dried in the sun. Just keep in mind not to use lemon juice on silks or other delicate fabrics. If you are uncertain, test a small area first. You can also remove grease stains from clothing by rubbing lemon juice into the spot, letting it sit overnight, and then wash, rinse and dry. No more stain
Lemons are not only a healthy fruit, but also an effective cleaning tool which can be used in many aspects of cleaning. So, the next time you’ll be going to the supermarket, put extra lemons on your shopping list.