10 Ways to Clean with Lemon

From sanitizing the microwave to scrubbing the shower, this citrus fruit is a household cleaning all-star (11 Photos)

Christine Coppa on Jun 28, 2013 at 4:21PM

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10 Ways to Clean with Lemon

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Naturally Clean with Lemon

Forget the cleaning products under your sink. You probably have a very powerful one right in your fridge: Lemon, which adds such welcome zest to food and cocktails, is also a mild but highly effective cleaning agent.

What makes lemon such a powerful cleanser? Its high acid content, which enables the fruit to work as a powerful antibacterial sanitizer that combats common household bacteria, says Julie Edelman, author of The Accidental Housewife: How to Overcome Housekeeping Hysteria One Task at a Time. Here’s how to put it to work degreasing, deodorizing and more.

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