Lemon is a great thing! It is often used in baking. Lemon water helps to slim down. In western-style meals and Japanese foods often use lemon. But in addition to eating, in fact, lemon also plays a considerable role in home cleaning!
Natural cleaning is not only cheap, but the cleaning effect also is not worse than detergent. Many people are afraid that kitchen utensils will leave chemicals and damage health if they use detergent. Therefore, you can try cleaning with lemon.
The lemon is a good helper, it has the effect of decontamination and deodorization, and the price of lemon is getting cheaper and cheaper.
In addition to cooking, making tea, lemon is also a natural cleaning agent. It not only has a good cleaning effect, but also has no complicated chemical additives, and the smell is also pleasant so don’t throw lemons. You should try it!
Now let me explain the lemon cleaning tips, the principles, and methods for you. It’s easy to use and save money. Everyone can learn quickly.
Tip 1: Wash Vegetables
Compared with detergents, washing fruits and vegetables with lemon juice can safely remove harmful substances. Mix the lemon juice and water in a ratio of 1:5 and wash directly.
Tip 2: Remove Tableware, Kitchen Utensils Smell
Put a few pieces of lemon peel in the water, and then drop a few drops of vinegar which can effectively eliminate the odors on the dishes.
At the same time, it also softens hard water and increasing the luster of porcelain. Similarly, if your knife cut the fish, you can rub it with a lemon peel to remove the fishy smell.
Remove the odors in the pan is also simple. Just put the lemon peel with water and cook for a while. The odors will disappear completely.
Tip 3: Wash Dishes
Lemon juice mixed with water, salt, and vinegar is a good natural detergent that can be used for cleaning and disinfecting glass and dishes.
Tip 4: Bleach
After the lemon slices are boiled in the water, put the clothes and soak for 1 hour and then wash them to make the clothes white as new.
Tip 5: Remove Copper Rust
Mix the lemon juice and baking soda and apply it to the rust. Wipe it with a cloth.
Tip 6: Remove The Smell Of The Refrigerator
The smell in the refrigerator is a headache for most families. No matter how hard you care, in time, the moment you open the refrigerator door will always make you upset.
In fact, every time you use lemons for cooking or beauty. After that, don’t throw the remaining lemon peel. Just put the chopped lemon peel in gauze and put it in the corner of the refrigerator which can effectively remove the odor of the food in the refrigerator.
It will make you feel happy for the pleasant fragrance every time you open the refrigerator door. But remember to change it regularly, otherwise, the effect will be greatly reduced after the lemon is dried!
Tip 7: Remove Dirt And Odor Of Microwave Oven
Cut a lemon half-cut, squeeze the juice in the bowl, and the remaining lemon peel placed in a bowl. Pour half a bowl of water into the bowl.
Heat the microwave for 3-5 minutes. After that, let the microwave cool for 5 minutes. Then open on the microwave oven, and dry the surface with kitchen paper or rag.
Principle: Citric acid can neutralize alkaline odor. The lemon essential oil in the lemon peel will reach the inner wall of the microwave oven with the rising water vapor, neutralize the alkaline stains, and dissolve the acidic stains.
Tip 8: Clean Water Bottle And Teapot
Use a small bowl of warm boiled water to soak the lemon peel, and then pour it into a water bottle or teapot that has tea stains, oil stains, watermarks, etc. After 4-5 hours, these stains will disappear.
Tip 9: Clean The Grater
The lemon is cut in half, then shred the lemon with the grater. After a few shreds on both sides, then clean it, you will find it’s particularly clean.
Principle: The citric acid in the lemon juice and the lemon oil in the lemon peel neutralize the various fine residue in the planer and neutralize it from the gap to play the role of sterilization and cleaning.
Tip 10: Natural Air Cleaner
Roasting a small piece of lemon peel in the pan at a low temperature not only removes the odor inside the room but also makes the indoor fragrance tangy.
Hanging in a stocking or a room, it’s the most natural cleaning agent.
Tip 11: Deep Clean The Cutting Board
The cutting board often contacts to different foods. It’s difficult to avoid stains that are difficult to remove over time.
Actually, handle it is very simple. Spread the salt on the cutting board, cut the lemon halfway, take half, and use the pulp to wipe the cutting board in a circular motion.
While wiping, gently squeeze out the juice to ensure even coverage of the cutting board. Fresh lemon juice can kill Salmonella and E. coli. Lemon juice mixed with salt can remove the smell of cutting board.
Let the lemon juice and salt stay on the cutting board for 5 minutes, and repeat the circle of the remaining half of the lemon. Rinse the stains on the cutting board with clean water, and the cutting board will be clean.
Principle: Citric acid is more acidic than ordinary foods and can act to dissolve stains. Both salt and lemon juice have a sterilizing effect, and the lemon essential oil also makes the cutting board fresh and good.
Tip 12: Clean The Sink
Is there a yellow mark left in the sink or bathtub? Don’t be unhappy, use a lemon peel to remove it.
Tip 13: Descale Of The Electric Kettle
Pour lemon juice (30ml) into 2 cups of water and pour it into the electric kettle. Press the heating switch to boil naturally, pour out the boiling lemon water. Rinse the kettle several times with water, and the scale will disappear completely.
Principle: The chemical composition of scale is calcium carbonate. The chemical composition of water rust is iron oxide. These two basic substances will react chemically after encountering citric acid and become soft and melted naturally.
Tip 14: Clean The Tiles Of The Kitchen
On the tiles, you will have a stain that is difficult to remove after a long period of time. Try using a lemon peel with a little salt to wipe it. This method also erases the yellow marks on the marble.
Tip 15: Glass Mirror Cleaner
Pour 45ml of lemon juice and 240ml of water into the spray bottle. Shake it evenly and spray it on the glass surface. Then dry it with a cloth.
Principle: The acidic liquid of lemon can dissolve the oil on the glass or mirror and clean the dust.
Tip 16: Descale Of The Pot
If the bottom of the pot is black, put some lemon peel with the water in the pot and cook it. The bottom of the pot will be new, and it will not be oxidized for a long time.
Tip 16: Toilet Cleaning
Method 1: After the lemon is half cut, squeeze the lemon juice evenly and sprinkle it in the urinal. Then sprinkle a layer of salt. Clean it with a brush.
Method 2: Sprinkle the salt directly on the pulp of half a lemon and directly wipe the urinal with the pulp.
Principle: Citric acid can dissolve the alkaline scale and greasy ingredients from the stool. When the toilet is wiped, it will shine brightly.
Tip 17: Remove The Rust Stains On The Clothes
Spread the lemon peel juice and salt into a stain and smash it. Wash it twice with water. The rust stains on the clothes can be easily removed.
Tip 18: Clean The Soap Scales Of The Shower Room Wall
Pour the lemon juice into the spray bottle and spray it directly onto the wall’s soap scale. Leave it for 1-2 minutes and wipe it with a damp cloth.
Principle: The soap scale is alkaline. It is especially easy to wipe off when it encounters a chemical reaction with acidity.
Tip 19: Remove The Smell Of Plastic Lunch Box
Newly bought plastic lunch boxes often have a smell of plastic that is difficult to remove. At this time, you can try to cut a few pieces of lemon and put it into the box, then add warm water to soak for about 30 minutes. The odor of the plastic box will disappear.
Tip 20: Make The Skin Moist And Smooth
Soaking lemon peel in the bathwater not only gives the water a fragrant aroma, but also the oil and nutrients contained in the lemon peel can moisturize the skin, you can gradually make the skin tender moist and smooth
Tip 21: Clean The Faucet
The faucet in the bathroom used for a long time. There will be a layer of white scale on the surface which is difficult to remove. Believe it or not, fresh lemon peel can act as powerful decontamination. Use the lemon peel to wipe on dirty faucets or other metal hardware without any force. The stains will disappear.
If the stain is very difficult to clean, you can use a higher concentration of citric acid and water. Then put the soaked cotton to the faucet. The scale can be easily removed after one night.
Tip 22: Clean The Shower Head
Cut the lemon in half and wipe the showerhead with the pulp. After careful cleaning, dry the lemon juice with a cloth.
Principle: The chemical composition of scale is calcium carbonate. The chemical composition of the scale is iron oxide. These two basic substances will react chemically after encountering citric acid and become soft and melted naturally.
Tip 23: Clear The Odor On The Hand
In the kitchen, it is easy to get a fishy smell, meat or oil in your hands that can’t be removed by soap or washing powder easily. But it is very useful to use lemon peel which can help us solve these annoying problems.
If your hands can soak in lemon water, the result will be better. Moreover, rubbing hands with lemon peel and the lemon oil contained in it can make the skin smooth and delicate.
Tip 24: Lemon Ice Cubes
When making ice cubes, sprinkle the lemon slices in the ice cubes which will make the good ice cubes exceptionally fragrant. Your afternoon tea has a better companion, and the children love it too.
Tip 25: Clean The Grill
The cut lemon can directly remove dust from the grill and can be sterilized.
Tip 26: Clean The Floor
Lemon juice not only removes stains from the floor but also moisturizes and protects the wooden floor. Need to be reminded that after cleaning, it is best to use water and then drag it again. Do not leave lemon juice on it.
Tip 27: Clean the mouth
Add 2 drops of lemon essential oil to 200 ml of clear water to remove the odor in the mouth and help prevent oral mucosal infection.
Tip 28: Mold Removal
Lemon can inhibit mold growth. For more molds or stains, brush a few times with lemon juice.
A good lemon detergent, use 1 teaspoon each time, must use hot water, used to clean the beauty of the main pot or stainless steel pots are very good. It can remove the use of detergent stains such as scale that can’t be washed!
I hope the above methods helpful for everyone. If you have any questions about that, please feel free to ask. I’d love to hear that.