The weather is getting colder, meaning the risks of getting sick are getting higher. This could be bad news... but don’t worry, Batmaid is here!
We decided to bring a zest of vitamin C, iron and copper into your home to give your place some pep while winter is slowly coming. Any clues? Well, today we will share with you some tips to take care of your home using... lemons!
Lemon juice is great for getting rid of stains, grease streaks and mold. It is a natural degreaser and bleacher. Lemon juice combined with water then creates a perfect DIY cleanser for your home.
Follow these simple recipes for some great home-cleaning!
Descale a kettle
Cut a lemon into large chunks and place in your kettle. Fill the kettle with water, allow to boil, then leave the lemon and water mixture to act overnight. Discard the fruit and water the next day, and rinse thoroughly before using your kettle.
Cloth mildew remover (do not use on dark or coloured items)
You will need 2 parts salt, 1 part lemon juice. Wash the fabric in warm soapy water, then mix salt and lemon juice, enough to cover the mildewed area. Place the article in full sun for 3 to 6 hours and then rinse. If the stains persist, repeat.
Countertop stains can be removed by letting lemon juice to sit on the stain for a few minutes. Scrub the area with baking soda. Don’t leave the lemon juice sitting for too long.
Prevent limescale on faucets
Rub the tap with lemon juice and let sit overnight. Rinse in the morning and enjoy the shininess!
Remove mold stains from grout
Make a paste from lemon juice and a teaspoon of cream of tartar (a natural bleaching agent). Apply to the area with a toothbrush. Once the stain is gone, rinse with water.
Limescale is also the number one enemy of your pipes. This lemon mixture can do the trick but for more serious cases, read our article on various methods to clean your drains.
Remove rust stains from clothes
Pour lemon juice on the stain, sprinkle with cream of tartar and rub. Let sit until the stain is gone, then wash in the washing machine.
Make your own laundry brightener
Add 1/2 cup of strained lemon juice during the rinse cycle.
Now, your home shines and has a light, fresh smell, which boosts your energy in these colder times!
In order to fully take advantage of the properties of lemon juice, we invite you to...
Make your own 100% organic energy drink!
That’s all for today, some new tips will come soon, stay tuned!
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