Lemons. Cute little citrus fruits, power-packed, useful and efficient. I can go on and on singing the praises of lemon, but I’m sure that’s not what you want to hear. So, let’s talk about using lemon juice to remove stains, then. 

Lemon is an acidic citrus fruit with enzymes, strong enough to whiten just about anything from your teeth, to your clothes. It is a natural remedy that can be used for health, skincare, house cleaning, laundry, etc. It can be used to get rid of grease and grime that can be found in the kitchen or bathroom faucets, and when mixed with salt, this multipurpose citrus fruit becomes a strong scouring powder or paste. Lemon is a strong bleaching or whitening agent and should be used with caution.  Read more here.

How to use lemon juice to remove stains 

1. For juice stains

To get rid of juice stains, add 1/3 cup of lemon juice to 2/3 cup of water and mix properly. Gently rub the mixture on the stain and allow it to sit for a while. When the stain is faded, wash the cloth as you’d normally do. See http://pjkng.com/details/removing-red-wine-stains-from-white-fabrics/ for more. 

2. For rust stains

So, your shirt got rust stains on it after hanging it to dry on the rusted or rusty dryer? Well, not to worry, here’s what to do. Simply pour a cup of lemon juice into your washing machine, add enough detergent and water and wash. The lemon juice will not only remove the rust stain but will also brighten the clothe. 

3. To remove mould and mildew

If you live in a humid environment or a house without proper ventilation, you are likely to find mould and mildew on your clothes. Mould and mildew can damage your cloth by eating right through the fabric or causing discolouration. The easy way to get rid of it once spotted on your cloth is by mixing lemon juice and salt into a paste. Apply the mixture to the stain and let it dry out in the sun then wash as you’d normally do, in hot water preferably, to kill the remaining spores. For more on removing tough stains, see here.

4. For whiter whites

If you feel your whites are not white enough, fret not, because good old lemon is here for you! Apart from using lemon juice to remove stains, lemon is a natural bleaching agent that can make your whites white again and leave them smelling nice and fresh. Just add one cup of lemon juice into your water and detergent, soak the white for about an hour and wash. The acidic enzymes in lemon revive your white.  

5. To remove stains on shoes

Suede shoes easily attract stain, especially when not in use. Dip the end of a shoe rag into lemon juice and use it to clean the shoe. You can also use it to clean your leather shoes as they need regular cleaning and shining to be in good shape and lemon juice is your helping hand.  

You know the popular lemon saying that goes ‘’when life gives you lemons, make lemonade’’? Well, or version is, ‘’when life gives you lemons, get rid of stains”.

We hope it becomes popular too. Oh, and if you are not sure when to use lemon juice to remove stains on your clothing, please, contact us at info@pjkng.co.uk