Lemon juice is another natural substance that can be used to clean your
home. Lemon juice can be used to dissolve soap scum and hard water
deposits. Lemon is a great substance to clean and shine brass and
copper. Lemon juice can be mixed with vinegar and or baking soda to make
cleaning pastes. Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle baking soda on the
cut section. Use the lemon to scrub dishes, surfaces, and stains. Mix 1
cup olive oil with ½ cup lemon juice and you have a furniture polish for
your hardwood furniture.
My favorite use for the fruit is to put a whole lemon peel through the
garbage disposal. It freshens the drain and the kitchen. Orange peels
can be used with the same results.