This natural member of the Citrus family which is sought for primarily for its juice, has many useful applications in homes that you might not readily notice until you are told. It has a long history in homes, dating back to the times of Ancient Romans who may have kept them a secret. At this time, it was mainly used as an ornamental plant and occasionally for its medicinal properties.
Aside from the culinary importance, it may be one of mother nature’s favorite
cleaning agents. With lemon juice you can eliminate some of the toxic and
expensive home detergents and cleaners as it can keep your home sparkling
clean and germ free.
Properties of lemon that makes it stand out:
Most prefer lemon as a cleaning agent simply because of its scent. It possesses a mild soft and fresh aroma, which it leaves on items it works on. This is imitated by many air freshener products in stores.
Some uses for Lemon Juice:
AS AN AIR FRESHENER: All you need is a plastic spray bottle. Make a mixture of lemon juice and water and pour it in. Use it anywhere to distribute a pleasant fragrance that is essentially chemical free.
AS A NATURAL BLEACH: Lemon juice acts as a natural bleaching agent as it whitens white clothing when you use it to wash it. What it does is to simply remove any stains found in the cloth, leaving it clean and whiter than ever.
AS A STAIN REMOVER: It is a good stain remover for both fabrics and surfaces alike. You can use it on tables, wooden shelves, in the sink or on fabrics to remove blood, milk, oil or wine stains.
AS MOLD REMOVER: Combined with a little baking soda, it can be the solution to mold you have been looking for.
AS A POLISH: It can be utilized as a shoe shiner or as a metal polisher like brass or copper materials. Many other surfaces can be polished with lemon.
AS AN ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER: In all, it can be used in cleaning most household items and equipment. It can be used in cleaning fridges, microwave, gas cooker, dishes, and laundry. Places like the bathroom and toilet are ideal as well as objects like furniture or glass/mirror.
AS A RUST REMOVER: Lemon juice works great on many rust and hard water stains and it is so much safer than the traditional lime, scale and rust removers' available at the stores.