“Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind. With respect to luxuries and comforts, the wisest have even lived a more simple and meagre life than the poor.”
-Henry David Thoreau-
Here is some more from the Queen of Green on cleaning with lemon.
“Three ways to split a lemon
When life gives you dirt and grime, clean with lemons!
1) Stain removal: A mild acid, lemon juice is known for its bleaching properties. Douse a fruit or wine stain on fabric with undiluted lemon juice. Let dry in the sun and then wash with eco-friendly laundry soap.
2) Cutting board: Lemon juice has natural disinfectant and antibacterial properties. Cut a lemon in half and rub it onto a wooden cutting board, then wipe clean.
3) Microwave gunk: Take a lemon half, place it in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Use the lemon-half to rub down the inside of your microwave. Let sit for a few minutes and wipe clean!”
It is great to know that simplicity exists in the realm of keeping our homes fresh and clean with out using harsh and toxic chemicals. I so enjoy learning how to do more with less damage to the environment!
Today’s “stone” is Day 139 lemon fresh, lemon scent, lemon as an aid