DIY Green Home Cleaning with Lemons!

Add lemons to your cleaning products mix! They have a ton of awesome qualities including: antidepressant, antibacterial, antimicrobial, insecticidal, fungicidal, antiseptic, deodorizing, and the list goes on and on! Lemons are surprisingly versatile! Check out the below list of our favorite uses for cleaning with lemons!

      • Cut a lemon in half and use it to scrub the hard water stains on any fixture Clean Fixtures with Lemons
      • Clean your microwave and remove odors by placing 3/4 cup of water with a couple tablespoons of lemon juice in the microwave. Heat to boiling. Don’t open the door for another 10 minutes. Then just wipe away food particles with a clean cloth and dry.
      • To remove tough food stains from light wood and plastic cutting boards, slice a lemon in half, squeeze onto the soiled surface, rub, and let sit for 20 minutes before rinsing

Clean Cutting Board with Lemons

      • For a great garbage disposal cleaner & deodorizer, slice lemons into small pieces and put in an ice cube tray, then fill with vinegar (do not dilute) and freeze. Then every few days or so throw  a few in the disposal and run until dissolved!

Clean garbage disposal with lemon

    • Clean mineral buildup on tea kettles and coffee pots by boiling lemon slices in the pots. Allow the mixture to sit for an hour or two, and then rinse and dry.
    • To clean stubborn soap scum from shower doors, dip a halved lemon in baking soda and scrub. Rinse with water once you’re satisfied to remove any left over baking soda residue.
    • To tackle grout stains add lemon juice to 1 or 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar (an acidic salt that acts as a natural bleaching agent) to make a paste. Apply with a toothbrush, then rinse.
    • To get rid of unpleasant smells in your kitchen, heat the oven to 300 degrees F and place a whole lemon on the center rack. With the door slightly ajar, let the lemon “cook” for about 15 minutes; then turn off oven. Let the lemon cool before removing it.
    • When you run out of dish soap, slice a lemon in half and sprinkle baking soda on top, working the lemon half like you would a Brillo pad. Watch as the citric acid cuts, loosens and then dissolves grease, giving your pots and pans a shiny glow.
    • If your hands smell from chopping garlic or handling raw fish you can rub them with lemon juice, which will neutralize the odor.
    • Fill a glass jar with lemon peels then fill the jar with white vinegar. Let this sit for 2 weeks, strain and use as a cleaner

Lemon Cleaning Spray