It’s Lemon Season … How Lemons Make a Difference in your Home

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Lemons are in season from November to March.  Lemons are used in cooking and preparing cocktails but did you know that lemons are also a great tool to help you freshen up your home.  They make a great natural ingredient and support green cleaning.


  •  Using lemon rinds in your garbage disposal can give a fresh scent to what might otherwise be a somewhat not so pleasant odor.
  • Using lemon juice with a small amount of baking soda to create a paste can brighten grout.
  • Using a bowl of water and adding ½ of a lemon to the water can also help clean your microwave.  Add the bowl of water and lemon in the microwave and turn it one to create a steam bath of water and lemon to disinfect.  Remove the water and lemon and wipe down the inside of the microwave and you have a clean and disinfected microwave.
  • Use lemon to remove stains on a cutting board.  Let the juice and pulp sit on the boards and then wipe off with water.  However, lemon with its acid is not always safe for stone surfaces.
  • Use lemon to remove rust spots in your sinks or tubs by squeezing a little lemon juice and using salt as a scrub to naturally remove rust.
  • Use lemon to clean you windows by mixing a small amount of lemon juice with water and streak free and sparkling windows will result.
  • Disinfecting your dishwasher by pouring 1 cup of lemon juice to the empty dishwasher and running on the rinse cycle becomes an easy cleaning technique.


Many of your household items can be used to naturally clean your home.  Lemons are one natural solution to freshen and disinfect your home.


by HomeZada on February 15, 2013

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Jane & Garry Smith
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Portland, ME
ABR, GRI, Realtors - Portland, ME - (207) 253-3195

Loving the lemon ideas!  I just love them as a center piece!  Before they pass, we may as well put them to good use by cleaning the dishwasher, microwave, windows, disposal....Thanks for sharing!

Feb 26, 2013 05:51 AM #1
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I've just recently been learning all of the (other) uses for lemons - a female friend told me she uses lemon juice to naturally lighten her hair.  Amazes me how many things lemons and some other common items, like vinegar, are good for.

Feb 27, 2013 08:08 AM #2
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