There are plenty of uses for common household items that you probably never knew about. Did you know that the best way to remove soap scum is to scrape it with an old credit card? The best way to make your entire bathroom shine is to use a mixture of vinegar and water? Also, did you know that lemon peels are incredibly useful around the house? Here are just a few obscure, but helpful uses for lemon peels in your everyday cleaning.
They clean up the grease like nothing else. If you have grease on your counters, then just spread a little bit of salt over it and take half of a juiced lemon and then rub it on that area. When you are done all you have to do is wipe it up with a paper or cloth towel and you are done. It also takes care of grease in the microwave. Put some lemon rinds in a bowl and fill it halfway with water. Leave it in there while you run the microwave on high for about five minutes. This causes the water to boil and then the steam and acid from the lemons takes care of the grease. When you are done, carefully remove the bowl (it is HOT), and then take a towel and wipe the microwave out.
Lemons are good for polishing various metals around the home. If you have some chrome, for example it would be on faucets or other such surfaces, then you just rub with half of a squeezed lemon. Make sure you get all the nooks and crannies where minerals deposit themselves. Then rinse it off and buff with a fabric towel or cloth. This same method works when you are polishing a stainless steel sink, it takes care of all those nasty spots on it as well.
Believe it or not, lemon works as a beauty product as well as just a helpful home cleaner. If you have age spots, then the lemon peel can help to diminish them. Simply place the peel on the spot and leave it on for an hour. When you are done, rinse off the spot and repeat as often as you like. Be careful because the lemon can cause your skin to dry out and flake. What causes the age spot to get lighter is the acid within the peel, it works as a sort of bleach. It also is a great skin tonic for your face, if you rub it on your face and then rinse off.
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