Should you use lemon juice to clean?

Posted: June 30th, 2013 | Author: | Cleaning

Lemon has a bleaching and degreasing properties, it removes stains, and when mixed with soda, or salt it may be a good detergent. Lemon juice can restore the luster of steel. Just moisten the cloth with juice and wipe the selected surfaces. Lemon perfectly eliminates unpleasant odors.

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It can be used for:

  • Washing microwave. Lemon juice helps the elimination of dry food leftovers stuck on the microwave’s walls. Boil the cup with water and lemon juice. Leave it for a few minutes, wipe the walls of microwave with a cloth soaked in the prepared solution. Rinse it with clean water and wipe it to dry it out.
  • Wash the furniture. Lemon juice cleans furniture very well and refreshes it. To clean the furniture, mix lemon juice and olive oil in the same quantities and mix thoroughly. Rub the furniture with a sponge. After a few minutes, wipe it dry with a soft cloth. If the mixture has separated, you should mix it once again. Apply to the furniture only when the lemon juice is well mixed with oil.

Lemon juice can be also used for cleaning copper, and if it is mixed with vinegar it can be used for products made of brass. There are many ways of bringing items made from copper and its alloys to their original condition. You can use lemon, salt, or baking soda.

Fresh lemon juice combined with salt will quickly get rid of the patina. Take a half of lemon, and then sprinkle it with salt. Then scrub with it a patina-covered copper, bronze or brass surface. If the layer is thick, wait until the juice lemon will react with patina. You can also use a combination of lemon juice and baking soda. Wet the cloth and scrub them under warm running water.

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