Oct 7, 2013

Great Uses For Lemon Juice

Did you know that lemon juice is a natural disinfectant and stain remover? It's because of the acidity. The scent will also leave your rooms smelling fresh.  For cleaning, I use dried up lemons that didn't get used in tea or lemonade, lemon juice, and lemon essential oil that I purchase on line.

1. Clean counters and cutting boards by squeezing the juice of a lemon onto the surface. Rub the lemon into stains and let sit until they disappear, then rinse. Lemons do inhibit the growth of bacteria but you should still clean surfaces that have been touched by things like raw meat or chicken.

2. Remove stains from food rage containers by squeezing some juice into the containers, then add a little baking soda. Rub the mixture into the stains. Let sit overnight if necessary.

3. A great way to refresh and clean your microwave is to slice a lemon, put it in a bowl of water and microwave for 45 seconds. Any stains will be easier to wipe away. 

4. Keep your refrigerator smelling nice by imply putting half a lemon inside.
5. For lime scale or hard water spots in the kitchen, bath and laundry room, rub the fixtures with a cut lemon or sponge soaked in lemon juice and let sit overnight. Rinse in the morning. 

6. Clean grout with a paste from lemon juice and a teaspoon of cream of tartar. Apply to the area with a toothbrush, rub and let sit a minute;rinse with water. 

7. For a refreshing glass cleaner, mix four tablespoons of lemon juice with 1/2 gallon of water. Spray on glass and clean as usual.

8. Instead of using polish or lemon oil with petroleum distillates, mix one teaspoon of lemon juice with one pint of vegetable or mineral oil. Rub onto furniture. 

9. For stains in clothing, rub lemon juice to the stain, sprinkle with cream of tartar and rub into the fabric. Let sit until the stain is gone and then wash in the washing machine.