Homemade Cleaning Products - Lemon Juice
If you are looking for a home-made cleaning product that works really well then try using lemon juice. A lot of people have a lemon tree in their own backyard and you will be able to get a lot more lemon juice from your lemons if you warm them in the microwave for 20 seconds before squeezing them.
- Remove Greasy Stains Using Lemon Juice Add Comments
Not many people are aware of the fact that lemon juice is a natural de-greaser. So why not make your cleaning chores easier by using lemon juice as an effective homemade cleaning product on all sorts of greasy stains and marks around the house. This way you can say goodbye to those expensive and harsh chemical de-greasers.
- Create A Lemon Spray For A Healthy Dog Add Comments
You can create your own effective lemon spray for your dog at home. Simply add a thinly sliced lemon to ½ litre of boiling water, allow to sit overnight and then strain the water into a pump bottle. Then spray this liquid liberally to the coat of your pet dog and rub it into the skin. Lemons contain limonene which makes them good for the skin, an effective insect repellent and also affects the flea's waxy coating causing them to die of dehydration.
- Homemade Cleaning Product For Your Toilet Add Comments
A great way to save money at home is to create your own a homemade cleaning product that can clean your toilet bowl without harsh chemicals. To do this simply make a paste of lemon juice and borax and apply it to the toilet. Leave the mixture there for a few hours and then brush lightly and flush the toilet clean.
- Eliminate Odours From Humidifiers With Lemon Juice Add Comments
To leave you house smelling nice and eliminate any odours from your humidifier after a long winter use some lemon juice. All you need to do is to put a few teaspoons of lemon juice into the water and when you turn it on your home will have a fresh lemon smell.
- Use Lemon Slices For Rinsing Fingers Add Comments
If you are having a dinner party and you are serving any sort of food that requires your guests to use their hands then you should provide bowls of warm water with lemon slices floating in them. This will give your guests a place to rinse their fingers and remove any odours from them.
- Storing & Choosing The Best Lemons Add Comments
When you pick lemons from your supermarket, green grocer or own lemon tree it is best if they feel heavy for their size. Lemons will generally only keep for a week at room temperature, but will keep for up to 3 weeks if refrigerated. Alternatively you can place excess lemon juice in ice cube trays and freeze it. Then store it in a freezer bag so that you can use it whenever you want.
- Use Lemon Juice To Stop Fruits Turning Brown Add Comments
Certain foods such as apples, bananas and avocados tend to oxidise and turn brown after they have been sliced or peeled. If you sprinkle lemon juice on them then the acid in the lemons will act as a short-term preservative by stopping the enzymes that cause the browning of the fruit.
- Use Lemon Juice When Whipping Cream Add Comments
Sometimes when you need whipped cream for a recipe it takes longer than expected to turn into a stiff mixture. If this is the case then you can add a few drops of lemon juice to the cream in order to help it whip properly.