If you clean a lot, you’ve probably gotten pretty familiar with that particular artificial lemon scent. Chemicals are everywhere when it comes to cleaning but there are ways to avoid them. Use fruit and vegetables from around your home. Not only are they good to eat, a lot of them have certain properties that make them good for cleaning too.
Let’s take a look at some edibles that make great cleaning products, too.
Polish silver with a lemon: Got some tarnished silver? Crack out a lemon and spiff your shiny stuff right up! The acid found in lemon is great for polishing you cabinet of tennis trophies.
Vinegar + Grapefruit juice + baking soda = All-round cleaner: Mix these three simple ingredients; whoosh! You have an all-purpose cleaner that you can use anywhere around the house. So environmentally friendly you could drink it (don’t, though).
Remove rust with a potato: You heard me. Snatch a potato from a passing leprechaun, break it in two with your bare hands and polish that rusty fender on your awesome Harley Davidson that you’re going to drive across the American desert with Dennis Hopper.
Make your own perfume: Slice the peel off a couple of limes. Bruise them by rolling them between your fingers and then soak them in a container of vodka. Leave overnight. You can use the resulting fluid as a perfume. I have hundreds of these around my place, all empty.
Prevent mirror fog with a cucumber: We all hate fogged up bathroom mirrors. Slice open a cucumber and rub against the mirror to keep your mirror clear.
Polish your shoes with a banana peel: Are you a pauper in a novel by Dickens? No? Well, polish your shoes with an old banana peel anyway, because it works. Rub the inside of the peel against your leather shoes and then wipe down with a damp cloth.