Another place where the humble lemon comes in handy is the laundry; as the perfect stain remover. Make a paste of lemon juice and cream of tartar and apply to the stain, let it sit for 30 minutes then wash as normal, voila! Stain begone! Need whites brightened? Place your clothes in a bucket containing half a cup of lemon juice and two litres of hot water then wash as normal. Avoid using on delicate fabrics such as silks but lemons work well on cotton and polyester.
ELSEWHERE AROUND THE HOME
You’ll also find lemons a whizz in other areas of the home. Lemon juice on an old toothbrush is a perfect way to clean mouldy grout between bathroom tiles and half a cup of lemon juice in the toilet bowl is a great way to freshen up the loo. Keep a spray bottle with lemon juice diluted with water to use around the house including cleaning windows, mirrors, taps and most surfaces, though it’s best to avoid using on natural stone countertops.