LIVING GREEN – Tip # 49 ~ When life gives you lemons, make “furniture polish”?? ~

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I found a great article at Green Living Tips, outlining 24 Uses for Lemons.  I’ve included a few of them below;  be sure to read the complete article for even more great uses for lemons!

Ant deterrent –Pouring lemon juice around areas that ants frequent is said to repel them.

Air freshener – An equal amount of lemon juice and water added to an atomizer will create a wonderful synthetic chemical-free green air freshener for your home.

Fridge – Half a lemon stored in your fridge will help control and eliminate unpleasant smells.

Chrome/copper/brass – Rub a lemon juice and baking soda paste onto chrome or copper, rinse and then wipe/buff with a soft cloth or paper towel.

Furniture – 2 parts olive oil or cooking oil mixed with 1 part lemon juice makes for an excellent furniture polish!

Lime scale – Use a half lemon to clean the lime scale off a sink or taps/faucets; rinse well.

Information contained in this post was obtained from Green Living Tips.


  1. Patricia says:

    I just keep learning and learning….. great ideas!!! Thanks for posting!!Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

  2. That’s really cool. I didn’t know any of those uses for a lemon. I really like the furniture polish one. It would certainly be a lot less expensive than those aerosol spray cans, and no overspray to make the floors near slippery, either. Thanks for posting the great tips.
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

  3. Kathleen says:

    Thanks for some great ideas! I love when one item can be used for tons of uses.

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