Our grandmas knew how to take care of the house using natural means. Their precious tips for cleaning in a sustainable, eco-friendly manner that fully respects the environment remain valid to this day.
We had already given you a few tips to clean and deodorize your house with lemon juice. Do you recall?
Well, get ready, here’s another 10 to experiment with!
You’ll need: LIMMI lemon juice, coarse sea salt, fine sea salt, a bit of baking soda, vinegar, and an empty spray bottle.
Ready, set… let’s clean!
11 Grandma’s lemon-based remedies
1. Disinfect and clean wooden cutting boards with lemon juice
- Soak your cutting board in water mixed with 6 tablespoon of Limmi lemon juice for 30 minutes to remove stains, and give it a nice scent. As an alternative, you can sprinkle coarse salt on it, spray it with lemon juice, scrub and rinse it under running water.
2. Repel ants with lemon juice
Rub a cotton ball soaked with a mix of 15 tablespoons of LIMMI lemon juice and 2 litres of water along the edge of all windows and door openings.
3. Clean and deodorize refrigerators with lemon juice
Pour 3-4 tablespoons of LIMMI lemon juice in a bowl, soak a sponge in it, squeeze it well, and then leave it in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
4. Remove stains with lemon juice.
As previously stated lemon juice is a great ally for cleaning tough stains such as rust. Grandmas recommend soaking the stained garment in lemon juice (in at least 12/15 tablespoons of LIMMI), and pouring fine salt all over it. Let it rest for a couple of hours, and then wash it by hand, or using the washing machine.
5. Degrease washable kitchen surfaces with lemon juice
There is no better degreaser than lemon juice mixed with salt and baking soda. You can easily degrease kitchen surfaces by making a simple and effective natural detergent using 4 tablespoons of LIMMI lemon juice, mixed with 1 tablespoon of coarse salt, and 1/4 tablespoon of baking soda.
Do not use it on marble or particularly delicate surfaces, as it could ruin them.
6. Wash and degrease dinnerware with lemon
Use a sponge soaked in lemon juice to take the grease off dinnerware before putting it in the dishwasher.
7. Clean glass with lemon juice
Thoroughly mix 1 tablespoon of vinegar with 2 tablespoons LIMMI lemon juice. Add 1 cup of warm (not boiling) water, stir well, and pour it into a spray bottle. Your natural glass cleaner is now ready to be used.
8. Cleaning and deodorizing the microwave
Fill a glass bowl with water, and mix in 4 tablespoons of LIMMI lemon juice. Place the bowl in the microware and “cook” it on high for 4/5 minutes. Remove the bowl, wait 5 minutes, then clean the microwave with a dish cloth.
9. Hardened brush bristles?
Soak the brush in a solution of 3 tablespoons LIMMI lemon juice and 1 tablespoon coarse salt for 15/20 minutes.
10. Clean the bathroom with lemon juice
You can clean chrome-plated faucets simply by spaying them with a bit of lemon juice, and drying them with a microfiber cloth. To clean badly encrusted faucets, you can add a little baking soda, and let it work for a few seconds before rinsing it off.
Use lemon juice to remove soap scum from glass shower walls, give them a nice scent, and restore their shine. Pour LIMMI lemon juice in a spray bottle, and you’ll always have an effective, eco-friendly, and practical detergent on hand.
11. How to degrease your oven
Have you just taken a delicious entree out of the oven and wish to clean with natural agents? Leave the oven on, fill a cup with water, mix in 9 to 12 tablespoons of LIMMI lemon juice, and place it in the hot oven for about 5 minutes. Then switch the oven off and leave the cup in it for another 5-8 minutes. Lastly, remove the cup and wipe the oven with a clean cloth.