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What can you do to protect your home with Lemon and Lemon juice?

Most of us know that lemons are first aid when it comes to flu and infections. We use lemons do reduce sunspots, to lighten the skin and hair, to reduce wrinkles, to improve immune system and digestion, etc., but what about house disinfection and protection? Lemons are cost-effective and safe alternative for many commercial home care products. Let us see what we can do with lemons to keep our homes safe and clean.


Air Freshener – In comparison to commercial air fresheners, that usually only mask the smells and coat nasal passages to diminish the sense, lemons can effectively absorb odors and neutralize the smells. The easiest way to diminish the smells is to grind up a slice of lemon in the garbage disposal.


Deodorize – Grind up lemon peel in in-sink garbage disposal.


Furniture polish – To clean varnished wood all you need is warm water and a few drops of lemon oil. Mix ½ cup of warm water with lemon oil and spray it onto a soft cotton cloth. Wipe the furniture and finish wiping once more with dry, soft cotton cloth.  To clean unvarnished wood, mix two teaspoons of each olive and lemon oil and apply a small amount to a cotton cloth. Apply to the furniture using wide strokes.


Toilet bowl cleaner – Mix borax and lemon juice, pour into basin and let it set for a few minutes. Scrub with brush and rinse.


Lime scale on bathroom – Squeeze lemon juice onto affected areas and leave it for a several minutes. Wipe it with a wet cloth.


Chopping block cleaner – Use a slice of lemon, rub it across a chopping block to disinfect the surface. In case of tougher stains, squeeze lemon juice onto the spot, let it sit for ten minutes and wipe.


Shoe polish – Use thick cotton and olive oil with a few drops of lemon to clean the shoes. Apply it to shoes, leave for a few minutes, and wipe with a clean, dry rag.


Mothballs – One of the best natural moth deterrents are dried lemon peels. Simply toss them into clothes chest or tie them in cheesecloth and hang in the closet.


Metal polishes – Lemons can be used for brass and bronze. Polish these surfaces with a soft cloth dipped in lemon and baking soda solution.  Lemons are also great for cooper – for tougher jobs sprinkle lemon juice on a soft cloth and wipe. For cooper cookware, sprinkle lemon wedge with salt and scrub.


Mold – Use lemon juice and apply it with a sponge or scrubby.


Hands – To remove the smell of raw fish or garlic, rub your hands with lemon juice, which will neutralize the odor.