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Five Quick Facts about Cleaning with Lemon.

Five Quick Facts about Cleaning with Lemon.

You can clean household items with lemon
Lemon makes a great cleaner.

Lemon – What’s more clean 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 consuming, 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 is 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. According to a study by Tel Aviv University, 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.

  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral
  • Antifungal
  • Antibiotic
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antiseptic

Don’t forget about the fresh, clean smell lemon leaves after cleaning with it.

3. There are household items you should not use lemon juice to clean.

According to Cris Carl‘s post on networx.com, using lemon juice to clean natural stone and anything that is brass plated will damage them.

4. Lemon is a natural bleach.

Use lemon to whiten your white clothes.

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 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.

Bonus Fact:

Mark your calendars. National Lemon Juice Day is August 29, 2019. If you love lemon as much as we do follow the link here to find out more.

If you haven’t read our last “five quick” post about baking soda, check it out here.

Beautiful lemons.
Beautiful lemons.

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