While you might keep a few lemons around for making drinks and marinades, are you aware that using lemon is a cheap, powerful and natural way to make your home look as good as new? Their high citric acid content gives them a low pH, and their innate antibacterial properties make them perfect for cleaning. As a bonus, their bright and invigorating smell will leave your house smelling great! Here are 20 things you should try cleaning with lemon.
1. Clogged drains
Most of the products available to unblock drains are packed with poisonous chemicals, so try using lemon juice instead! Start by pouring a little boiling water down the drain to loosen up the material causing the block (using a plunger to get the water down if necessary), then pour 8 ounces of baking soda down before adding another 8 ounces of lemon juice. The chemical reaction will break up the offending material.