How to Clean Your House with Lemon – 7 Simple Ways to Use Lemons for Cleaning!
Find out how to clean your house with lemon. We will discuss the different ways you can use lemon for cleaning your home and how to use it effectively to keep your home clean and fresh.
I like cleaning my house with lemon, not only because it gives my home a fresh citrusy aroma, but also because it’s all natural and I try to stay away from chemical cleaning products as much as I can.
And as more and more people try to live more eco-friendly lives they’re turning their back on harsh chemicals for cleaning and instead embracing natural cleaning products like lemons.
Yes, you can, in fact, do quite a lot of cleaning with just lemons or lemon juice. When it comes to cleaning with lemons more often than not what you’re actually after is the lemon juice.
You can get this either straight from a fresh lemon or from a jar of lemon juice. For the most eco-friendly option, go with fresh lemon.
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7 Simple Ways to Use Lemon to Clean Your House
#1. Clean Wooden Cutting Boards
Sprinkle coarse salt on your wooden cutting boards then use half a lemon to rub the surface of the cutting board.
From time to time squeeze the lemon so that juices come out.
Once you’ve rubbed the entire thing let it sit for five minutes before you gently scrape the surface clean and remove all the salt and fluid left on the board.
Rinse the surface with a wet sponge then leave it out to dry.
#2. Bleach Replacement in Laundry
Add a cup of lemon juice to your laundry instead of bleach. It will cut through stains and leave your clothes lemony fresh. If the stain persists set your clothes out in direct sunlight for more stain removing power.
#3. Clean Your Microwave with Lemon
Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the two halves into a bowl with half a cup of water. Put the two halves of the lemon in the watered down lemon juice then put the bowl in the middle of your microwave.
Microwave it on high for 3 minutes then let it sit for an additional 5 minutes before you open the door.
The lemony steam will work its way into foods stuck on the walls of your microwave so when the 5 minutes are up you can gently wash the inside of the microwave with ease.
(You may also want to read this article on deodorizing a microwave).
#4. Hard Water Deposits
Rub half a lemon on shower doors and anywhere else hard water deposits build up. Rinse it with warm water after the hard water deposits have been removed.
#5. Glass Cleaner
Mix 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and half a cup of rubbing alcohol or cheap vodka in a 24-ounce spray bottle then fill to the top with water.
This makes an amazing cleaner for glass surfaces and disinfecting surfaces in every part of your house, including kitchens and bathrooms.
I prefer using vodka because it doesn’t leave any after smell and allows the fresh lemon scent to linger more.
#6. Remove Stains on Plastic
We all have those plastic containers we used for pasta once and the reddish-orangish stain never properly went away.
Well, lemons might be able to help with that! Squeeze a lemon into the plastic container and add a little baking soda.
Rub the mixture into the stained areas of the plastic and let it sit. If the stain is really stuck in there you may want to leave it sitting overnight.
#7. Clean the Garbage Disposal
When you’ve finished using your lemons there’s still one last place they can be used, the garbage disposal! They will clean the garbage disposal as they’re being ground up and leave a wonderful fresh smell behind.
Cleaning Your House with Lemon – Final Thoughts!
You don’t need to use any chemical cleaner to clean your house because there are so many natural ingredients that can use to get the job done.
I’m a natural health advocate, and I know that one of the best ways to protect our health is by limiting the amount of chemicals we are exposed to.
Cleaning your house with lemon does not only keep your house clean and fresh, but it will also help you avoid being exposed to toxic chemical cleaners.