The young lemon tree growing in our backyard provides us with enough lemons for one year. Whenever I walk past the tree I’m aware of the clean, sharp aroma of the leaves and the fruit. Lemon juice is a mild acid. It is, therefore, useful for cleaning, bleaching and deodorising.
When combined with salt, lemon juice is excellent for cleaning copper. Dip half a lemon in salt and rub the surface vigorously. Rinse with hot water. Polish with a soft cloth.
To clean and deodorise your microwave oven, add the juice of one lemon to half a cup of water. Place in the microwave and turn on a high setting for one minute. Wipe clean.