5 Pantry Items That Double as Cleaning Supplies
Yes, it is possible (and easy!) to clean your house and your clothes without chemicals or pricey products. Billee Sharp, author of Lemons and Lavender, shares her secret ingredients for all-natural cleaning.
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This citrus fruit is a natural lightening agent that you can use in place of bleach, says Sharp. Throw discolored white socks, towels or shirts in a stockpot with water and a few used lemons; simmer for a little while to lighten. Instead of discarding lemon halves after you’ve used their juice for cooking, save them to use as scrubbers for cleaning wood cutting boards without damaging them. You can also use fresh lemon juice mixed with baking soda to brighten white tiles, the sink or tub, or make natural wood polish for floors by mixing a little fresh lemon juice with olive oil.