Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday Seven

Feeling Green? Wanna chemically free clean? My crunchy friend, Jess, probably already knows all these, but I just found out some of them in our base newspaper.
The Sunday Seven Uses for Lemons
All Purpose Cleaner
Equal amounts lemon juice to water in a spray bottle is a disinfectant and removes scuff marks from walls.
Pour some lemon juice in the bowl and sprinkle with baking soda. Then scrub with a brush to clean the bowl without chemicals.
Lemon juice is a natural degreaser. Use a few drops in a pan and you will not need as much soap to clean it. Also, add some to your dishwasher detergent.
Cut a lemon in half, dip the exposed side in salt. Rub it on stainless steal, pots, pans, and granite. It will be shiny and smell great!
Wood Polish
The newspaper says use 1 cup of olive oil (I prefer almond oil) to 1/2 cup lemon juice. Use sparingly and rub with a dry cloth. Works WAY better than pledge.
Hand Sanitizer
Add a few drops of lemon juice to Aloe Vera gel to disinfect and remove fish and garlic smells from hands (so it says, nothing ever removes garlic from my hands)
Clean Smelling Fridge and Microwave
Dampen a sponge in lemon juice and let sit in the fridge for a few hours to soak up yucky smells. Or add lemon juice to a bowl of water and microwave it for 30 seconds, then wipe out.
Makes me wish I had a tree. Have you tried any of these?
Lemon is also one of the BEST aromatherapy scents, because it cheers you up. (Unfortuantely for me, it also increases my appetite.)
Just another note on Green. This is a great blog for it:

1 comment:

Laura said...

I love it in iced tea!