Thursday, April 5, 2012

5 Ways to Clean with Lemons

Naturally at Lavish & Lime we have limes on our minds, but when we do think lemons, we think cooking or lemonade - especially at this time of year. Yet, there's so much more we can do with lemons than simply eat them, especially when it comes to cleaning. Here are five handy tips for using lemons around the house instead of potentially toxic and smelly chemical cleaning products. For more natural cleaning ideas, click here.

Lemon slices in a bowl of water leave your microwave spic & span.

1. Fridge
Store half a lemon in your fridge to help control and eliminate unpleasant smells.

2. Garden
Pour lemon juice around areas frequented by ants to repel them.

3. Fresher Air
Mix equal amounts of lemon juice and water in a spray bottle and use as an air freshener for a chemical-free air freshener for your home.

4. Furniture Polish
Mix two parts olive oil or cooking oil together with one part lemon juice for an effective and incredibly fresh-smelling furniture polish.

5. Microwave
Put lemon slices in a bowl of water and heat in your microwave for 30 seconds to a minute then wipe out the microwave. Stains will be easier to remove and any old food odours will be neutralized.


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Marina said...

I had no idea about lemon juice and ants... I will have to try this around the front of the house.

A good tip for cleaning and refreshing your garbarator is to toss a lemon down and turn it on. I usually use some of the zest and the juice for something I am cooking and then toss the rest down, and it immediately makes my sinks smell fresh and clean

Elke said...

To clean hands:
Rub your hands with a lemon wedge to remove the odor if you have stinky hands from handling fish, onions, chemicals, etc. Bonus: Lemon juice will smooth and soften your skin in the process.

limegreenlady said...

Lemon is great for removing cherry stains!

Just cut a lemon in half and rub on the stain. We spilled canned cherries in the car and lemons totally removed it so there was no stain left!

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