Ways to Use Lemons as a Natural Cleaner
Posted on Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 7:00 am
Many people have become very interested in using cleaning products that are made from natural ingredients. Sometimes, the price of natural cleaning products is higher than the other kind. Instead, save money and use some lemons for cleaning! They are inexpensive and non-toxic.
How to Clean with Lemons
Why use lemons as a cleaning product? One reason is because they are high in citric acid. It is the same acid that you find in many natural cleaning products. The acid helps to break down dirt and grime. Lemons also have a low pH (which cannot be said of all cleaning products). Lemons are also antibacterial, a very nice quality for a cleaner to have. They also smell lovely!
Go ahead and use lemons to clean the following items. No matter what you clean, it is very important that you take the time to wipe off the lemon juice afterwards. Use a dry, clean, cloth and some warm soapy water to rinse everything that you clean with lemons.
Use half a lemon to remove hard water stains on glass shower doors. Cut the lemon in half. Rub the half lemon over the hard water stains in your shower. The citric acid helps to break down those stains.
Lemons make an excellent toilet bowl cleaner! The citric acid does a great job of breaking down stains and removing odor in a toilet. Pour half a cup of lemon juice into the toilet bowl. You may want to let it sit for a little while. Use the toilet brush to scrub, just like you normally would. Flush, and the stains are gone!
You can use lemons instead of the typical, blue colored, window cleaning products. First, get an empty spray bottle. Next, add a few tablespoons of lemon juice into the spray bottle. Fill with water. Spray the lemon juice and water mixture on mirrors and windows.
Does your garbage disposal need to be sanitized? Mix a half cup of lemon juice into a gallon of hot water. Pour the mixture down the drain that is connected to the garbage disposal. It will remove the odor and help disinfect the garbage disposal.
Another option is to cut a lemon in half, and run both pieces (one at a time) through the garbage disposal. Again, this will clean the garbage disposal and replace the odor with a lemon fresh scent.
Got some really greasy pots and pans to clean? Go ahead and use your dishwashing detergent. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice into the hot, soapy, water. The lemon juice will increase your dishwashing detergent’s ability to cut through the grease.