5 Surprising Uses for Lemon around Your Home

Uses for Lemon around Your Home:

We all love our houses fresh and clean. It takes effort and finances to keep your house smelling good and free from germs. There are many ways you can keep your house cleaning and using lemon is one of them. Yes! You read that right. Lemon has been used for years to remover odor and keeping places fresh and clean. Today we will discuss 5 ways of using lemons in your household.

 1. Air Freshener

For pleasant aromas throughout the house, fill a pot with water, lemon rinds, and your favorite combination of herbs, spices, or extracts. Bring to a boil, then let simmer on the stove for an hour.

2.  Toilet Bowl

There’s a great way to use lemon juice and salt to get rid of the ring around the toilet bowl. All you need is half a lemon, which you will squeeze into the bowl. Then, sprinkle in some salt and finally use your toilet brush give the bowl a good scrub. You can also add baking soda or borax in the mix for even more stain-fighting power! If you are feeling like a brave soul, don a cleaning glove and use the fleshy side of that half lemon to scrub the bowl and under the rim using some salt or baking soda. It works like a charm!

3. Polish Pots, Pans, and Hardware 

To brighten dull aluminum pans, cut a lemon in half and rub the cut side over the inside and outside of the pan. Do not rinse. Buff with a soft cloth.

Save the rind to polish chrome faucets and cabinet hardware. Rub the rind over the metal, rinse with cool water, and dry with a soft cloth.

To shine stainless steel and copper pots, slice a lemon in half and dip it in salt. Rub over the metal surfaces to remove tarnish and grime. Rinse well and dry with a soft cloth.

4. Cleaning Microwave

Easy clean your microwave and remove odors. Place a cup ¾ full of water with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in the microwave. Heat to boiling. Don’t open the door for 10 minutes. Then just wipe away food particles with a clean cloth and dry.

SAFETY TIP: To prevent superheating, insert a toothpick or wooden skewer in water before microwaving it.

5. Clogged drain

If you pour half a box of baking soda and 8-12 ounces of lemon juice down a drain, a chemical reaction will turn the ingredients into the foam. Add boiling water to rinse out the foam, and your clog disappears.

These are some of the few ways to use lemon as a detergent and air freshener. You can share on the comment box below other uses of lemons in the household.

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