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Cleaning with Lemons

It’s incredible what natural substances you can use to clean around the house. I love Cleaning with Lemons as they have a beautiful aroma and leave the house feeling really fresh and clean! Here’s some ways you can clean with lemons!
  • Freshen up your dishwasher by cutting a lemon in half and popping one or both halves in the cutlery rack.
  • You can clean and deodorise your chopping boards by rubbing them with lemon juice.
  • Pour about 25mls of lemon juice into a litre of water – use this solution to clean your windows and mirrors.
  • Remove mildew from clothes by pouring lemon juice onto the mildew spots, then rubbing it with salt. Put it out in the sun for a couple of hours then wash it as normal in the washing machine.
  • Remove stubborn stains from your bathtub by dipping half a lemon in salt then rub it on the stains.
  • Store half a lemon in your fridge to eliminate odours.
  • Clean your microwave by heating some lemon slices in a bowl of water for 30 seconds, then wipe down the inside of the microwave.
  • Degrease your BBQ by putting straight lemon juice on it and giving it a good wipe down.
  • Clean your drains by sprinkling some bicarb soda in the drain followed by some hot lemon juice and then hot water.
  • Mix ½ a cup of borax and 1 cup of lemon juice to use as a toilet cleaner.
  • Make an all-purpose cleaner by mixing equal parts water and lemon juice in a spray bottle – great for kitchens and bathrooms (but patch test first!). Also try a spray bottle of white vinegar with a small amount of lemon juice.
  • Clean tile grout by dipping an old toothbrush into lemon juice then give the grout a good scrub.
  •  Soak plastic food storage containers in a solution of lemon juice and water (about half/half) overnight. In the morning, add a little bicarb soda and scrub, rinse and dry.Great for tomato sauce stains in the containers!
If you have any other suggestions, please share!!

  • http://www.miniclean.com.au/ Mini Clean

    I used to have lemon for cleaning some of my kitchenwares. But viola! There’s more on the list. Thank you for this share, I was able to apply some of it for quite sometime now and it is indeed effective. My next project will be cleaning the grout using the lemon and toothpaste mixture. Fingers-crossed on that!