The weather is getting colder so 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 and give your habitation 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... lemon!
Lemon juice is great for getting rid of stains, grease streaks or mold. It is a natural degreaser and bleacher. Lemon juice combined with water is then a perfect home made 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, and then leave the lemon and water mixture to stand 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 it. If the stains persist, repeat.
Countertop stains can be removed by allowing 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 brightness.
Remove mold stains from grout
Make a paste from lemon juice and teaspoon of cream of tartar (a natural bleaching agent) and 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 at first, but for the more serious cases, read our article on the subject
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 and 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 this bit of fresh smells which stimulates your energy during these colder days!
In order to fully benefit from lemon juice properties, we invite you to:
Create your 100% organic energy drink !
To do so, add juice from a half lemon in a 0.5L nearly filled bottle of water and store in your fridge for 1 hour. Here you go, now you have a perfect detox and stimulating mixture you can drink as much as you want and that will protect you from sickness!
If you don’t enjoy the sour taste, add a teaspoon of honey to your mixture, the sweet flavor in it will break the acidity and make it smoother.
That’s all for today, some new tips will come soon, stay tuned!