Previously, we spoke about how lemon water is beneficial for our health. Today, we shall learn more about other benefits, besides health. Did you know that the acidic properties of lemon can help to remove stains and bad odour? Let’s find out the 6 lemon hacks that you can use in your household chores.
Clean Your Chopping Board with Lemon
Fretting over the food stains leftovers on your wooden or plastic cutting boards? Just squeeze a lemon on the stained surface and rub for a few seconds, soak it for 20 minutes and then rinse it with clean water. If you want it to be cleaned thoroughly, you can sprinkle salt before adding the lemon juice and give it a little scrub. Goodbye stains!
Get Rid of Pungent Odour of Food
Whenever you are cooking, after chopping onion or garlic, it is quite hard to get rid of the pungent smell even after washing your hands. Rub your hands with lemon juice and mix it in a bowl of water and then rinse your hands, the smell will be gone! Now you know why sometimes when we eat seafood they will serve a bowl of water with a slice of lemon in it to clean our hands.
Water Bottle Cleaner
Noticed a nasty, weird smell after using the same water bottle for too many times? Use a slice of lemon and rub in the internal area of your bottles and the smell will be gone. If you do not want to waste your lemon, you can put lemon water and drink it first before using it to wash!
Lemon juice acts as a natural bleaching agent. Just soak your white linens and clothing with lemon juice and you can see your stubborn stains disappearing.
Kitchen Sink Cleaner
Lemon acts as a natural cleansing agent that breaks down dirt and grease. Kitchen sink cleanliness is important and if we do not clean it thoroughly, bacteria will grow. Therefore, it is essential to do a proper cleaning. Mix baking soda and lemon juice and pour it over the sink. Rub the mixture on the surface of the sink and rinse it with hot water after a few seconds. You will have clean and sanitized sink after doing that. Doing this for at least once a week will ensure a clean and sanitized sink.
Clean Your Microwave
Nowadays, microwaves are widely used in our kitchen as well. Did you know that lemon can help to clean your microwave too? Put half a cup of water in a microwave proof bowl, squeeze the lemon juice in water and drop the lemon skin in the bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave and heat it for about 3 minutes till the water boils. Do not immediately open the microwave door, leave it for another 2-3 minutes. The lemon infused steam trapped inside will loosen the food stains and leave a fresh aroma.
Don’t you love these lemon hacks? With all these tips, lemon is definitely our best friend in the kitchen. Let me know if you have more lemon hacks to share!