Green cleaning may seem overwhelming, but sometimes the solution is as simple as picking a piece of fruit from a tree...
An extra supply of lemons can be the green cleaner's best friend. You'll be surprised at what can we do with these little lemon friends besides making lemonade, lemon juice, and lemon ice cubes!
Clean your tub — cut your fresh, or even better, your old unusable lemons to scrub your sinks and tubs. Just cut the lemon in half, dip it in your favorite powder — baking soda, borax or even salt, just to abrade the surface — and then proceed to scrub your surfaces clean. Rinse with water and you are done.
Perfect for scrubbing
Lemons with Baking soda scrub
Garbage disposal getting funky? You should take that just-used lemon and shred it to pieces in the disposal. It will clean any and all moving parts and get your sink smelling super fresh. ( It is probably best to limit the number of seeds, just so the unit does not protest.) The smell is divine.
The sink with mineral build-up
The sink being cleaned, by nature
If you have not cleaned your faucets with vinegar yet, you might want to go ahead and get some lemons and give that hard water build-up a scrub. Lemon pulp is a little messier, but the acidic cleaning process works just as well.
Using limes is another option, if that is all you have, but they do not seem to work quite as well. But if all you have is limes, make limeade!
Green cleaning can be inexpensive and effective — what other uses for lemons do you have?
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Itzybellababy is the project of Michelle Ellashek — a veteran Environmental, Health and Safety professional who decided to stay home a short while with her newborn daughter... then found out that it was not going to be so short. The Itzybellababy blog has been her project to keep her sanity, share some eco-knowledge and meet other folks that enjoy the same things. She enjoys playing hockey, cloth diapering and starting new blogs ( the count is now 4.)