Cleaning your home with Lemons

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I love having a bowl full of lemons in my house, not only do they help brighten up my kitchen but they can be really handy and help out with the cleaning. 
I have put together some handy home hacks for you to clean your home the natural way. Making changes like this and using less toxins is so good for you and the environment.  Lemons not only smell gorgeous but can really help improve shine.  It’s really surprising how well they can clean your home.

Wooden Chopping Board

You can clean your wooden cutting board with half a lemon and a little coarse salt. All you have to do is cut a lemon in half and sprinkle the salt over the chopping board. Then with the lemon facing downwards simply scour the surface of the chopping board, squeezing slightly to release the lemon juice as you go. Let sit for about 15 minutes to give the lemon and salt some time to work, Then scrap away any lemon bits and rinse with warm water and a clean sponge or cloth.

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Limescale

Lemon is great at tackling limescale. For limescale that is on your taps, very simply cut your lemon in half and run the lemon all over the tap where the limescale is present. Leave the lemon on the tap for a while so that it can get to work and then rinse away. You may need to repeat this process.

For your kettle just pop a few used lemon halves into the kettle, fill with water and boil. Leave overnight, and boil again in the morning before emptying. Give it a quick rinse to remove any bits.

Microwave

Put a few lemon half’s in a bowl of clean cold water in the microwave and then put the microwave on full power for 5 minutes.  The lemon will release the grease which will make it really easy to wipe of with a cloth.

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Rust

To remove rust mix lemon with salt and make a paste, apply this paste to the rust and scrub. Leave for a few minutes and rinse with warm water.

Hard water marks

Hard water marks can be a real pain but simply rubbing the mark with a half a lemon they can be easily removed.

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Fridge Odours 

Soak a clean sponge in lemon juice, put it on a saucer or in an open tub and leave in the fridge. By the morning your fridge will smell lovely and zesty fresh.

Dishwasher

Pour lemon juice into the sealed tablet section and then run on a rinse cycle.

Dishwasher

A few more ideas I have for cleaning with lemons are:

Polish chrome
Keep insects out of the kitchen in the summer by squirting a drop where insects can come in.
Tackle laundry stains, soak stained items in a mixture of lemon juice and bicarbonate of soda for 30 minutes before washing.
Remover perspiration stains, rub under the arm of clothes with a mixture of lemon juice and white wine vinegar.

 For more cleaning tips and advice take a look here

As always thank you for taking the time to read
Lynsey Queen of Clean xoxox

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