One way to reduce the number of cleaning products you bring into your home is to clean with products you already have. High in citric acid, lemon juice is one of the best natural cleaners due to its low pH and antibacterial properties. Lemons also smell great and aren’t likely to cause damage to materials around what you are cleaning such as fabric or wood. This beautiful, acidic, multipurpose yellow gem can be used to clean countless things in your home and has so many uses outside of cleaning too!
Make an all-purpose kitchen cleaner.
Clean and deodorize smelly plastic containers.
Polish spotty knives.
Clean your microwave.
Keep your refrigerator smelling nice:
Clean your Wood cutting board.
Clean the blender.
Clean hard water stains on glass shower doors with a half cut lemon.
Clean mineral build-up on tea kettle and coffee pots by boiling lemon slices in the pots. Allow the mixture to sit for an hour or two, and then rinse and dry.
Add a few drops of lemon juice to your dish soap to boost degreasing ability.
Scrub BBQ grills and grates with lemon juice and salt.
Use lemon juice and an old toothbrush to scrub grout.
There’s more than one way to conquer soap scum in your shower and one of my favorites involves nothing more than simple lemon juice!
Cheese graters are excellent for grating cheese and horrible at staying clean.
Polish furniture: Mix one teaspoon of lemon juice with one pint of vegetable or mineral oil. Rub onto furniture.
Remove rust stains from clothes: Apply 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.