Sunday, December 16, 2012

How to use Lemon in cleaning

A Zest of Lemon ! That's what i crave for when i seriously think about getting a cup of tea. But hey, do you know that the Lemon you mostly use in the kitchen and in your food is not  only to savour your taste buds. It has many positive sides, Cleaning wise. Let's get little more familiar with Lemon and get idea for how to use Lemon in cleaning. 

1. Deodorize your garbage disposal: The garbage disposal drain can get stinky. Instead of pouring bleach down there to kill the bugs causing the odor (which can put off noxious fumes that make you cough), consider tossing a few lemon rinds down the disposal. This will help neutralize the odor naturally.

2.Polish metal: Nix the expensive, harsh chemicals and polish your flatwear and pans with a half a lemon and a little elbow grease! This is widely used in our Nepali household. 

3.Refresh your Cutting/Chopping board: Now, this is so simple and easy. To remove tough food stains from light wood and plastic cutting boards, slice a lemon in half, squeeze onto the soiled surface, rub, and let sit for 20 minutes before rinsing. The best part? You’ll have a house that smells like a lemon grove rather than chemicals.
4.Sanitize your microwave & Manage Microwave Messes: Microwaves can get grease fast. The acid in lemons can zap germs and leave a fresh sent. Fresh lemons smell clean so try this: 
Cut one in half, put the pieces in a microwave-safe bowl with water to cover, and cook on High for two to three minutes. The steam will soften hardened food inside the oven while you enjoy the citrus scent. Then grate the fruit in the garbage disposal to eliminate any musty odor and greasy gunk.
6.Blast soap scum: Um, this is brilliant: Juice six lemons and pour the contents into a spray bottle—the citric acid will dissolve soap scum!
7. Give your hair shine and remove dandruff : Now, this has been widely used as well. I don't know why but applying Lemon actually gives hair silky shine and it has been regarded as home remedy for dandruff as well. So, next time when you think of washing your hair, message the lemon in the scalp for few minutes. let it be for some more minutes, wash your hair and there you are with silky, smooth, shiny and dandruff free hair. Though you need to repeat this for at least 4-5 wash of hair to remove dandruff.  

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