Ways to clean with a lemon

The lemons they’re a firm staple in our refrigerator and a key ingredient in many favorite recipes, are also fantastic kitchen helpers and naturals disinfectant.

Lemons are nature’s cleaning wunderkind. They have powerful antiseptic and antibacterial properties and are a natural deodorizer due to their high acidic content.

Ways to clean with a Lemon.

Vinyl

Dipping a cloth in straight lemon juice and rubbing it onto the stained area can remove stains on vinyl items

Lemon Dishwashing

Lemon juice or citric acid can also substitute dishwashing detergent. It acts as a fat solvent and your dishes get clean like with “normal” detergent. If you recognize that it doesnt takes effect to your dishes anymore, add more juice or change the water. Always wash with warm water instead of cold.

The microwave.

Just squeeze some lemon juice into water, drop the rinds into the water, and microwave. As the liquid boils, it condenses on the sides of the microwave, loosening gunk and dissolving food splatters. The lemon juice is a natural cleaning agent, and so all you have to do is use a clean towel to wipe everything clean.

Furniture Polishing

One very effective wood polish sounds like it would be a good salad dressing as well: Just mix 2 parts olive oil with 1 part lemon juice and apply it to your furniture using a soft cloth. The combination gives your wood furniture a nice smell and a sparkling shine.

Clean Copper-Bottom Pots and Pans

Clean copper-bottomed pots and pans with lemon juice. Copper fixtures can also benefit from a lemon juice cleaning. Cut a lemon in half. Dip it in some salt, and clean spots from your copper.

Add the mixture to vinegar,  can be a great cleaning ingredient, but many people dislike the vinegar smell. Adding lemon juice to vinegar when cleaning can help neutralize the vinegar smell.

Glass and Mirrors

Forget ammonia-based window cleaners! The windows in your home can be effectively cleaned with 4 tablespoons lemon juice mixed with a half gallon of water.

Countertops

Countertop stains can be removed by allowing lemon juice to sit on the stain for a few minutes. Scrub the area with baking soda and watch the stains disappear. Don’t leave the lemon juice sitting for too long. It can be powerful stuff.

Drains

Lemon rinds can be ground in the garbage disposal to freshen the drain. Hot water with a little lemon poured down a drain will also freshen the drain.

Bleaching

Lemon juice acts as a natural bleaching agent. Put lemon juice onto white linens and clothing and allow them to dry in the sun. Stains will be bleached away.

Degreasing

The acid in lemon juice cuts through grease and does a good job removing grease from the stove and counter tops.Substitute Fabric Conditioner

If you want your laundry to be soft you can use vinegar instead of fabric conditioner. Also citric acid can be used. Just fill to the box for the conditioner and wash your laundry a little bit more ecological.

You could just use the cheapest one. It doesnt really matter what kind of. If you dont like the smell, you could also use citric acid. Just take as much as you would take when you use fabric softener.

Lemons also smell great and aren’t likely to cause damage to materials around what you are cleaning such as fabric or wood.  When cleaning with lemons always rinse with warm soapy water and dry with a clean cloth afterwards.