Lemons are not just for lemonades. This amazingly sweet and sour fruit can do wonders, not just with dishes and juices, but also in your home. Maybe you’ve heard about cleaning with lemon juice and baking soda, and that’s a legit hack. However, there are many other uses of lemon that you might not know yet.
Here are 14 cool lemon cleaning hacks for you.
Clean Copper Pots
This lemon juice for cleaning copper pots is an all-time favorite! It works wonders and it’s all-natural.
Just cut a lemon in half and sprinkle some salt on the cut side. Use it to scrub your copper pots clean. Rinse it off with some hot water and polish dry.
The acidity in the lemon can reverse the discoloration of your utensils. Just dip a cloth in lemon juice and rinse with warm water.
Whiten Your Socks
Don’t you just hate dull and dirty-looking white socks? Don’t worry, just boil them with some lemon slices to whiten them.
Put Lemon in Garbage Disposal
Who would have thought that lemon in garbage disposal can work so well? Just put pieces of lemon in your garbage disposal to keep it from getting dirty and smelly.
Soothe a Sore Throat
Along with being great in cooking, lemon has many other uses. Skip store-bought mouthwash and start gargling with some lemon juice to soothe a sore throat.
Clean Your China
Scour your china with a mixture of one part lemon juice and two parts salt. The natural lemon oil for cleaning can remove the stains of your beloved china.
Make a Lemon Air Freshener
Why buy lemon air freshener, when you can make one at home? Just place a few drops of lemon juice into the dust bag of your vacuum cleaner.
Cure Bad Breath
Bad breath can make us lose confidence. Don’t worry, try and gargle with some lemon juice to get rid of bad breath.
Have a stink that won’t go away? Don’t worry!
Try rubbing a cut lemon on your hands, wooden rolling pins, bowls, or cutting boards to get rid of fishy or stinky smells.
Remove Water Spots
What if you have lemons that you forgot? Don’t throw them just yet.
Here’s what to do with old lemons. You can rub a lemon peel on your kitchen and bathroom faucets. Wash off and shine with a cloth to get rid of water spots.
Mix one tablespoon of lemon juice with two tablespoons of salt and use it to scrub away rust. This DIY lemon cleaner works better than commercial rust-removers, plus, it’s all-natural.
Keep Bugs Out of Your Paint
Did you know that if you drop some lemon juice into wet paint to ward off insects from jumping into your paint until the paint dries? Try it.
Revive Stiff Paintbrushes
Here’s another great use of lemons. Just boil some lemon juice and lower the heat. Let your paintbrush soak in it for about 15 minutes before washing it in soapy water.
Clean Pots and Freshen the Air
We just love lemon juice for cleaning around the house. Here’s another way to use it.
Let some lemon slices simmer in a pot of boiling water for an hour. This will make your house smell great as well as clean your aluminum pots.
Cleaning With Lemon Juice and Baking Soda: Takeaway
Who knew that cleaning with lemon juice and baking soda, salt, and even water can do so much? If you have plenty of lemons, you may no longer need to buy commercial products.
Aim for an all-natural way to clean, disinfect, and freshen up your home.
Source: The Old Farmer’s Almanac, featured image credit: Kai Weinsziehr for MPG