Lemon – What’s cleaner smelling than the bright, citrusy aroma of fresh-cut lemons? Nothing really or at least nothing else that is as cheap and natural as lemon is. It’s also one of the most popular citrus fruits, and most people have a lemon or lemon juice in their home (or even a lemon tree in their backyard).
While lemon is a fruit, and its purpose is for consumption, whether in a beverage or added to your favorite dish, it has more uses than most fruit. Besides lemons smelling clean, you can clean with them. There are a lot of culinary and household uses for lemon but did you know five quick facts about cleaning with lemon?
Five Quick Facts about Cleaning with Lemon
1. The Origins of Lemons
Lemons originally grew in Asia. They eventually ended up in the Mediterranean area and started to be used in homes during Roman times. They were rare in that area of the world and were treated like a delicacy as well as only being owned by the upper class.
2. What Makes Lemon Such a Good Cleaner?
Apart from being citrus, and containing citric acid which gives lemon a low pH and makes it a natural degreaser, lemons are also very, very Anti:
3. There Are Household Items You Should Not Use Lemon to Clean
Do not use lemon to clean natural stone and anything brass-plated, as it will damage them.
4. Lemon Is a Natural Bleach
Use lemon to whiten your white clothes. Next time you wash your white clothes, replace the bleach with lemon juice instead.
5. Clean Your Body Inside and Out with Lemon
Lemon doesn’t only do a great job cleaning your home, but it can also do wonders in cleaning you. Lemon can detox and cleanse your liver, skin, and whole body. It’s not just natural bleach for your clothes; it can whiten dark spots on your skin.
Mark your calendars. National Lemon Juice Day is August 29. If you love lemon as much as we do follow the link here to find out more.
To learn how to clean your home with lemons, check out our article – 7 Lemon Cleaning Tips For Your Home