When life gives you lemons, you cut them open and use them to scrub down a benchtop. Commercial cleaning agents might promise to make the cleaning job easier, but they can also be hazardous or unpleasant. Fortunately, our kitchens come stocked with a variety of organic cleaning tools that you can use in a variety of ways. You’re probably already familiar with vinegar — now add lemons to that list!
Lemons are fantastic cleaning aids. The acid they contain acts as an antibacterial and antiseptic agent. They’re a natural disinfectant and cut through grease. The oils in the rind can give surfaces a nice shine. The scent is refreshing.
Bear in mind, though — they’re no substitute for bleach or related products in thoroughly disinfecting surfaces, so use lemons in conjunction with the appropriate cleaning agent. (And save any extra halves for lemonade after!)
Need to get some cleaning done? Grab a lemon or three and check out these eight tips on how to use lemons for cleaning around the house.