Cleaning with Lemon Juice


Lemons are a safe, cheap and natural choice for cleaning some items in your home. Learn what can you clean with lemon juice from our blog and learn about our services here:

You’ve probably heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

That’s bad advice. Here’s what you should do.

When life gives you lemons, clean with them.

Cleaning chemicals can cost up to $10 a bottle and sometimes even more. Not to mention that cleaning chemicals can be harmful to your health.

Lemonade doesn’t cost near that much. If you really want lemonade you should just buy some. Leave the lemon juice for cleaning.

Cleaning tips and financial advice? What a combo!

What can you clean with lemon juice?

There are a lot of common household items you can clean using lemon juice and a little salt or water.

That’s great because all of those ingredients are “green” and safe for you, your family and your home and none of them cost as much as soap, detergents and cleaning chemicals.

Another benefit of cleaning with lemon juice is the fresh scent. There is no need to purchase harmful chemical-based air fresheners and artificial scents if you clean with lemon juice.

What are you waiting for? Here is our list of household items you can clean with lemon juice:

Items You Can Clean with Lemon Juice:

  • Metals

You can clean brass, chrome and copper with lemon juice and little salt.

Brass can be found on antiques, light fixtures, bed frames and other décor items.

Doorknobs are one of the most common brass items in a home and are full of germs. Lemon juice is not a disinfectant but it does contain low ph levels and antibacterial properties.

Copper is on the bottom of pots and pans and on pipes and plumbing throughout your home.

You will find chrome on faucets in your home but chrome is even more common on cars. You can clean your car’s chrome wheels and bumper using lemon juice.

  • Grease

Lemon juice is great at removing grease from clothes and from dirty dishes.

You can rub lemon juice directly onto a grease stain on clothing and let it sit overnight or you can add a few drops of lemon juice to your dishwashing soap to help remove grease.

  • Deodorizer

You can use lemon juice as a deodorizer for your refrigerator, garbage disposal, toilet bowl and microwave.

Just pour lemon juice and hot water down your drain to sanitize the garbage disposal.

For your refrigerator, just place a lemon cut in half on a plate or in a bowl at let it sit for a few days.

You can deodorize your microwave by pouring lemon juice and water into a bowl and then running the microwave on high for a few seconds.

To deodorize your toilet bowl just drop some lemon juice into it and swish it around with your toilet brush.

What Else Can You Clean with Lemon Juice?

There are even more things you can clean with lemon juice. You can clean your windows and shower doors using lemon juice and your grout with lemon juice and a toothbrush.

Lemon juice is great for cleaning food prep areas. That includes countertops and cutting boards.

Because lemon juice is, well, a juice, it can be sticky. Be sure to mix the lemon juice with water whenever using it to scrub or clean surfaces. If diluted enough the lemon juice shouldn’t leave behind any residue.

There are some items and materials you do not want to clean with lemon juice. That includes fabrics, wood and carpet.

You can create a DIY lemon deodorizer to spray on carpet but it will not clean the deep, embedded dirt within the carpet fibers.

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