Lemons are for more then just flavor they also are a natural disinfectant. Lemon has a ph level approximately 6 times more acidic than vinegar and can be a powerful cleaner with natural qualities. Whether you use Straight lemon juice, or in concentrate form it is great in the Kitchen and Bathroom.
Use them for an All-purpose Disinfectant Spray:
Fill an 8 oz. spray bottle with distilled water, and add 25 drops of lemon oil. Shake well, and use as a spray on counter tops, faucets, doorknobs, etc.Wipe with a clean towel as desired.
This is safe even if it gets on food items or surfaces that come in contact with food.
Clean and make your Microwave smell good
Instead of just water, heat 1/2 cup of lemon juice on high in microwave for 3 minutes. The lemon juice will steam-clean and make your microwave smell great. Wipe with a wet cloth and you are done.
Cutting Board Cleaner/Deodorizer:
I keep two cutting boards handy, a wooden one for cutting up fruits, veggies etc, and a plastic one just for meats. The lemon juice really gets into those nooks and crannies caused from cutting on the boards.
Scrub cutting board with baking soda and water, then rinse. Rub ½ a lemon on your cutting board, let sit 15 minutes. Then rinse.
Next time you have a lemon heading to going bad, cut it up and use the juice for cleaning.