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What can I clean with bicarb and lemon juice?

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Cortana Wed 09-Jan-13 11:01:12

I got 10 lemons for 3p.

I have made lemon sponge and have loads left. I also have bicarb.

What can and can't be cleaned with the paste?

<deliriously excited>

ChaosTrulyReigns Wed 09-Jan-13 19:19:51

Have you thought anout holding a lemon party?


Cortana Wed 09-Jan-13 19:35:01

I would but I'm under the age limit apparently. sad

ChaosTrulyReigns Wed 09-Jan-13 21:40:23

I think you should breathe a sigh of relief.


Cortana Wed 09-Jan-13 21:58:22

I'm sniggering at the thought of someone Googling my question, coming across this thread, then Googling lemon party.

ChaosTrulyReigns Wed 09-Jan-13 22:18:36


KatyTheCleaningLady Sun 13-Jan-13 12:59:35

Lemons are acidic, and bicarb is basic, so they will neutralize one another. You can use lemon juice to dissolve limescale deposits around taps. But do not put anywhere near marble or other natural stone (granite, being silicate, is less vulnerable to acids than limestone or marble.)

Bicarb can be used as a mild abrasive. Since it is caustic (on the higher end of the pH scale) it can dissolve grease. Useful in the kitchen.

It's good for cleaning tea-stained mugs. But not as good as a Magic Eraser.

I don't use these things to clean, myself, as I believe purpose-made products are better for cleaning. But, if they'll otherwise just go to waste and you feel like cleaning... go for it.

notMarlene Sun 13-Jan-13 13:07:13

How about making some lemon hand scrub? Doesn't need bicrab though.

notMarlene Sun 13-Jan-13 13:14:32

Oh, and home made lemon curd is dead easy and bloody delicious. Also no bicarb though...

crunchingicicles Sun 13-Jan-13 21:41:42

Sorry, this is only for the lemons again... If you gave any patches of rust, put a little table salt on and squeeze lemon juice over. Leave for a couple of minutes then rub gently away with kitchen roll or a cloth and the rust has disappeared! Rinse area after.

crunchingicicles Sun 13-Jan-13 21:49:30

Or take a look at this book for more ideas.

MrsBeep Tue 15-Jan-13 15:53:50

Chop a couple of lemons in half, put them in a microwave proof jug with water and microwave for 3-5 mins. The water will steam clean your microwave and the lemon will disinfect it. Then just use kitchen towel to wipe clean.

gobbin Sat 19-Jan-13 14:53:12

Glass shower screens come up a treat. As will your sink.

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