Sunday, February 26, 2006

Using FRESH LEMONS to Clean

Mmmm...fresh lemons...that scent evokes thoughts of baking pies or fresh lemonade.

But, lemons are also great for around the house. Try these easy tips to use fresh lemons:

=> Use some fresh lemon peels, along with a stick of cinnamon or a few cloves and simmer in a bit of water on the stovetop for an instant freshener for your kitchen. Smells so good.

=> Use a cut lemon, dipped in baking soda to scrub at the kitchen sink. It will leave it sparkling clean.

=> You can make a homemade lemon air freshener by adding about 10 drops of lemon essential oil to a small spray bottle filled with water. Give it a good shake and use wherever you want to add some fresh scent.

=> Microwave cleaning trick: My favorite lemon use is to throw a healthy slice of fresh lemon into a mug of water and heat it in the microwave. Let it sit until completely cool, and then open the microwave and all the gunk and goo inside will wipe easily away. The accumulated steam will get rid of the gunk and the lemon makes it smell great!

Want more lemon tips? Advice on how to store fresh lemons (including how to freeze the juice AND the peel) and much more is at:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of lemon essential oil as an air freshener! I use lavender oil a lot and found that a tablespoon or two of cheap vodka in the spray bottle helps to disperse the oil quite nicely.