So Fresh & So Clean

Lemons are pretty much nature’s bleach and can be used in many areas of your home to make it clean and shiny, not to mention lemony fresh! Here are a few….

  • In Your Laundry

To brighten whites, you can add 1/2 cup of lemon juice to the rinse cycle. This is a safer alternative to bleach and for those of you who have a septic system, lemons are much friendlier than bleach!

  • On Countertops & Cuttingboards

Dip the open side of a lemon half into some baking soda. Scrub countertops/cutting boards, then wipe with a wet sponge and dry.  This is a simple homemade cleaner that is a perfect alternative to harsh chemicals!
*Warning: this mixture can sometimes cause discoloration on delicate stone or stainless steel so always do a test patch first to be safe or just avoid those surfaces all together.

  • To Clean Silver or Brass

Mix lemon juice and baking soda so it’s the consistency of toothpaste. Use a soft cloth to rub the mixture on the metal surface. Rinse and wipe dry. Look at that shine…

  • Stuff Them in Your Garbage Disposal

To keep your garbage disposal from smelling questionable, put a quarter of a lemon down there from time to time. Right before I do this, I usually squeeze the last of the juice out and scrub the inside of the sink as well. I love this because then the sink is sparkling and the whole kitchen smells like lemon – some cleaning that can actually make you smile!

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11 thoughts on “So Fresh & So Clean

  1. So, this is awesome – just last night I took the left over lemon peels and stuck them in the disposal – the best fresh scent ever!!!

    XOXO
    Kiki

  2. We do the countertops, cuttingboard and garbage disposal, but I’ve not it for laundry. Thanks for the tip! I really do not like to use bleach.

    xoxo,
    carrie

  3. Peroxide is also a great cleaner, Aunt Pat had an old stain on her carpet from one of Barbara’s sons and peroxide with a little electric brush did not bleach it, but got out the stain while keeping the carpet’s nice color.
    Website looks great! Love You xoxoxoxoxox!

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