Cleaning with Lemons and Other Helpful Tips

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


I posted this a very long time ago on another site and at one point last year on this blog.

I received an email from a friend today asking me again what I use the lemons for when I clean, and I thought I would share some natural cleaning tips with my blog readers.

SOME NATURAL HOUSEHOLD CLEANING TIPS:

I use lemons, distilled white vinegar and baking soda to clean the bath tub and tiles, as well as counter tops....
I cut a lemon in half, then set one half aside and put baking soda on the other half. I scrub the tub with the baking soda half. Then I wipe it down with a sponge/scouring pad with vinegar on it....I rinse that off, and then I use the clean lemon half and wipe it down again. Smells fresh, no chemicals, and it'll shine!

I use lemons for almost everything!

Lemon pieces work well in the garbage disposal for deodorizing....I put lemons in a bowl of water and the microwave it to deodorize the microwave....

I put lemon and lavender essential oils in a small amount of white vinegar to clean my hardwood floors (no buildup, natural and safe for the kids to crawl around on)....

Let's see what else I do around here.....

I frequently add EOs to my All Free & Clear laundry detergent....and put essential oils or fragrance oils dabbed onto dryer sheets....I use these in the dryer and also put a dryer sheet with essential oils under my fitted sheets, then they always smell fresh from the laundry between washings each week...


For streak free glass, I use my newspapers to clean the windows. Spritz white vinegar onto the glass and wipe with newspaper.

You can make it smell nice without spraying air fresheners by dabbing oil onto a light bulb (A COOL LIGHT BULB NOT TURNED ON!), and then when you turn on the light, you have a nice scent...


Do you have fruit flies that need to buzz off? Put some white vinegar in a bowl (plain or with dish soap). Leave on the counter overnight and you'll find some dead fruit flies in the bowl...

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