When life gives you lemons clean with them.
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 with their sweet scent and antiseptic properties.
Making changes to your home cleaning and cleaning with lemons uses less toxins is so good for you and the environment plus you will spend money.
Lemons leave your house sparkling and spotless.
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.
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 30 minutes and boil again before emptying.
Give it a quick rinse to remove any bits.
Put a few lemon halves 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 off with a cloth.
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 and some added bicarbonate of soda they can be easily removed.
Position onto the end of your taps to remove limescale.
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.
Pour lemon juice into the sealed tablet section and then run on a rinse cycle.
A few more ideas for cleaning with lemons:
- Polish up chrome
- Help keep insects at bay
- Tackle grease stains
- Remove perspiration marks
- Restore grout
- Degrease pans
- Remove plastic container stains