By Mrs. Mathis
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Itâ€™s not surprising that so many people love cleaning with lemon juices. After all, people have known for hundreds of years of both the external and internal beneficial uses for lemon juice. In fact, homemakers are discovering new uses for lemon juice every day. We are using lemon juice as a cleaner all over the house, including using lemon juice for cleaning things we never thought we would.
Beneficial Uses for Lemon Juice
Among the most obvious benefits to cleaning with lemon juice lies in the fact that it is completely non-toxic. That means that you can cut up vegetables on a surface you just wiped clean with lemon juice without having to wash them again. As a mild acid, lemon juice gently removes dried on food from sterling silver. Just be sure to rinse well and polish immediately afterwards and never leave any silver soaking in the juice.
Unusual Uses for Lemon Juice
Add a little lemon juice to the rinse cycle of particularly smelly laundry and it will come out clean and fresh.
Keep a pump bottle mixed with equal parts lemon juice and water to wash your hands with after cutting something smelly.
Use lemon juice as a cleaner in your garbage disposal. Just pour a half-cup of juice in before bedtime and let it sit overnight. The next day it will smell fresh as a daisy.
Try lemon juice for cleaning wood furniture. Mix it with equal parts oil in a small bowl. Soak a soft cloth in the mixture and wring it out well. After it dries, you will have one of the best dusting cloths youâ€™ve ever owned. Use it until it becomes thoroughly soiled, then throw it in the washer and dryer. When it comes out, retreat it and itâ€™s as good as new.
Pour a little lemon juice in the bottom of a diaper pail for a fresh, non-chemically scent.
Keep a cloth that has been soaked in lemon juice and allowed to dry in your car as an air freshener.Print This Article