Clean home ensures hygiene and creates a healthy indoor environment for a pleasant living. There is a large range of cleaning products intended for various types of cleaning. From glass, window panes, furniture, kitchen top, sink, mats to flower vase; we need separate cleaners for each of them. The list is extensive and so are the cleaners.
Having all these cleaning products drains your budget. Storing them can also occupy considerable space and can be of concern if your home offers less storage space. Moreover, bottled cleaners come with loads of synthetic chemicals that can be bad for your family’s health.
So how do you keep your home clean and glossy without the use of any chemical products? If you are looking for chemical-free cleaning methods then reach out for lemons. Here we share natural cleaning product recipes that include lemon juice. The high content of citric acid in lemons works as a natural cleaning agent.
Why lemons make great cleaning products?
- Lemons are easily available all round the season
- They are gentle on the cleaning surface
- Cheap and affordable
- They offer natural cleaning alternative to chemical products
- Can be used safely without causing health problems
Natural cleaning product recipes with lemon
Vinegar and Lemon
The combination of vinegar and lemon make a great versatile cleaning agent. Use this natural cleaner for cleaning your kitchen sink, table top, glass, flower vase, smelly socks or almost anything.
- Juice of half a lemon
- 2 tbsp baking soda
- ¼ cup white vinegar
- 1 liter warm water
Method: Combine the ingredients and pour in a spray bottle.
Natural Lemon Air Freshener
We love to have sweet fragrance around us. Prolonged use of artificial air fresheners can have health effects. Infants, seniors and asthmatic patients are more vulnerable to it. This natural air freshener is safe to use and will infuse your home with fresh lemony fragrance.
- Baking soda
- Lemon juice
Method: Take the ingredients in equal proportions and combine them. Place the mixture in small bowls around the home.
Microwave cleaning mixture
Cleaning greasy microwaves can be daunting especially when it is left unclean for months. Chemical cleaning agents for your oven should be avoided at any cost. They can leave behind traces of chemicals in the appliance which can enter into your food during cooking or heating. Lemons work great for microwave cleaning.
- 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 1 small bowl of water
Method: Slice the lemon in half and extract its juice. Mix lemon juice and vinegar in water. Toss in the lemon peels as well. Place the bowl in microwave and heat for around 2 minutes. Keep the microwave door closed for 5 minutes. The steam inside will loosen the dirt and grease. Now open the door and clean the inside with a cloth.
Chopping Board Cleaning
Remove tough stains from your chopping board easily using lemon.
- 1 lemon slice
Method: Rub the lemon slice on the chopping board and leave for 10 minutes. Scrub to remove tough stains and wash under clean tap water.
Lemon juice can help to lighten and remove stains.
- 1 lemon slice
Method: Rub the lemon slice directly on a stain and leave it overnight. Wash with detergent to remove a stain. Alternatively, you may mix lemon juice with baking soda and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before washing.
Use the leftover lemon peels to clean your garbage disposal.
- 5 to 6 lemon peels (cut into pieces)
Method: Add the lemon peels into your garbage disposal to grind them. Run cold water to clean.
Don’t want to do it yourself?
If these natural cleaning product recipes seem too complicated and you prefer to buy cleaning products, I can recommend Puracy Natural All Purpose Cleaner that is non-toxic and has a plant-based formula.
What kind of products do you use for cleaning your house?