10 Benefits of Lemon for Household Needs

10 Benefits of Lemon for Household Needs
10 Benefits of Lemon for Household Needs

Lemon is one of the fruits that has many benefits. Not only does it add flavor and aroma to dishes, lemon can also be used for home purposes.

If you want to reduce the use of harmful chemicals to clean the house, you can use lemon as an alternative. 

For example, these three ingredients, lemon, lime and vinegar are considered effective in cleaning several parts of the house, ranging from the bathroom to the kitchen.

To make an all-purpose solution, you can prepare lemon juice, lime, white distilled vinegar and water. The trick is to squeeze the lemon and orange, then mix it with vinegar and water.

After that put it in a spray bottle, and it is ready to use for cleaning the house. The fragrance from lemon also makes the house fresher.

1. Cleaning window glass 

Lemon water spray can be used to clean window glass. You do this by spraying directly on the window, then wipe it using a microfiber cloth.

2. Cleaning the toilet

Cleaning the toilet
Cleaning the toilet

Cleaning the toilet can also use lemon juice. Toilet seats usually change color as time goes by. To restore the color, spray the lemon solution onto the toilet seat, then add baking soda.

 Leave first for a few minutes. Then rub if needed, rinse as usual and wipe thoroughly. Repeat if needed.

3. Cleaning the kitchen sink 

The sink in the kitchen can be cleaned using the lemon mixture above. The trick is to spray the sink with liquid, then brush it clean. Do not forget to rinse with warm water.

 If the dirt sticks, you can add soda or salt to the sink, then spray the lemon liquid and brush.

4. Cleaning cutlery

Cleaning cutlery
Cleaning cutlery

After the tableware is washed using soap, you can pour the above lemon solution into it. After that, rinse again with water. The trick can make the equipment cleaner and also fragrant. In addition, it can clean the adhering oil.

5. Cleaning floors

To make the floor shiny and also fragrant, you do this by pouring a lemon solution on the floor, after which wipe it with a basak cloth.  After 10 minutes, wipe the floor with a solution of vinegar, water and salt. 

6. Cleaning stains and oils

Lemon juice remover and vinegar can also be a great oil remover. Combine half a cup of lemon juice and two cups of white vinegar in a spray bottle to make your own kitchen cleaning spray. Just spray and clean with a rag or kitchen paper towel.

Lemon or lime juice is a natural whitening ingredient, so you can use it as a stain remover. You can clean the deodorant or sweat stains that stick to the collar of the clothes, in addition, lemon can also remove rust stains. Just do not use on colorful fabrics, as they can cause discoloration.

7. Cleaning wooden cutting boards

Cleaning wooden cutting boards

Cleaning wooden cutting boards

Lemon water is believed to help kill bacteria that may be left on the small scratches of plastic and wood cutting boards. After you wash the cutting board, coat its surface with lemon water and leave for five to 10 minutes. Rinse with hot water and dry well.

8. Clean the yellow stains on the clothes

Some antiperspirants react to the sweat that the body produces, thereby causing yellow stains and discoloration of the clothes.

 To remove stains, mix baking soda, airlemon and water. Use a soft-bristled brush to rub the mixture into the stain and leave to infuse for at least 30 minutes. Then wash as usual.

9. Repels insects

Repels insects
Repels insects

Spiders, ants and ticks are very sensitive to odors.  Lemon has a characteristic smell that is hated by insects. Spray lemon water or store pieces of peel on windows, doors and other places of entry to prevent insects from entering.

10. Brighten cookware

To brighten the dull aluminum pan, cut the lemon in half and rub it on the inside and outside of the pan. Do not rinse. Rub with a soft cloth.

You can use lemon zest to polish taps and other devices in the kitchen Rub the peel on metal, rinse with cold water, and dry with a soft cloth.

In addition, to make your stainless steel and copper pan sparkle, cut the lemon in half and dip it in salt. Rub the metal surface to remove stains and dirt. Rinse and dry with a soft cloth.

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