From cleaning to polishing: unleashing the power of lemons

By Daniil PiskunMay 16, 2024 10:05 AMFood Life hack
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From cleaning to polishing
From cleaning to polishing. Source: storables.com

Lemons have many uses that help in home care - from washing surfaces to polishing furniture. SSPDaily told you about various unconventional but very effective ways to use this fruit in household chores.

Natural detergent

This fruit is an excellent natural detergent, and one of the ways to use it in everyday life is to make a universal cleaner with your own hands. Just mix equal parts lemon juice and water in a spray bottle and use it to clean countertops, glass surfaces, and even stainless steel appliances.

The acidity of lemon helps to break down grease and dirt, leaving surfaces sparkling clean and fresh. You can also use the fruit to remove stains from cutting boards or freshen up your microwave by heating a bowl of water and citrus slices for a few minutes.

Air freshener

Another useful tip for using citrus in the home is to create a natural air freshener. Boil a pot of water with lemon slices and any other aromatic ingredients, such as cinnamon or herbs, to create a refreshing scent in your home.

Putting a few slices of fruit in a bowl of water and leaving it in the room will also help to naturally freshen the air.

Non-toxic polish

Lemon can also be used as a safe polish for certain items in the home. For example, you can mix the juice with olive oil to create a natural polish that will help restore wooden furniture and give it a shine. Similarly, rubbing copper or brass objects with a cut fruit can remove tarnish and restore their shine.

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