Cleaning with the Lemon

Feb 09 2012
Cleaning with the Lemon

Cleaning with the LEMON

1. Did you know that lemon juice cuts through grease as good as any commercial cleaner? Combine the juice from two lemons with ½ cup of vinegar to create a powerful household cleaner.

2. Banish odors with the fresh natural scent of the lemon. The next time your garbage disposal smells cut a lemon in half and throw one half (rind and all) down the drain. Turn on the garbage disposal for a couple seconds and it should clear the air. 

3. Dissolve soap scum and hard water deposits. Just pour undiluted lemon juice on the deposits, or rub a cut lemon over the troublesome spot.

4. Clean cutting boards. Disinfect and freshen wooden cutting boards by rubbing a cut lemon over the surface. Let the lemon juice sit for a while before wiping clean.

5. Clear copper of tarnish. Make a paste from quarter cup of table salt and lemon juice. Apply the paste to copper or brass pots and pans, let sit for five to 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Buff dry with a soft cloth.

6. Naturally brighten whites. Want whiter whites? Skip the bleach and add ½ cup of lemon juice, which has natural bleaching properties, to the rinse cycle. Your clothes will smell nice as well : )

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