In Evanston, Il. 60201, we say and practice the following tips about Lemon juice, nature's natural bleach and disinfectant.
Apply Lemon juice to clothes, undiluted, to remove fruit based stains. Let soak 30 minutes and then launder.
Remove rust from clothes by applying undiluted lemon juice and laying the garment in the sun. The stain disappears within 1 hour.
Bleach spots off Formica counters by using straight or mixing in a paste with baking soda.
Clean brass and copper with lemon juice and salt. Sprinkle salt on a half lemon and rub metal, then rinse thoroughly. If you don't have fresh lemons, then you can mix bottled lemon juice and salt.
Make a cleaner in a spray bottle with 2 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of liquid dish soap, 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of borax. Shake before using to clean any hard surface.
Apply lemon juice to chrome and buff to a shine.
As a bleach alternative, use 1/4 cup of lemon juice and 1/4 cup of white vinegar mixed in 1 gallon of warm water and soak clothes for 15 minutes prior to washing.
Remove stains from hands with lemon juice.
Bleach wooden breadboards by applying lemon juice and letting it sit overnight. Wash and rinse in the morning. All of these tips suggested were written by Linda Cobb, and practiced by Dial-A-Maid Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il. 60201.