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LEMON SMART: the home made lemon detergent

You can make environment smile preparing your Eco- Friendly Dishwasher Detergent with Lemons at home!

I got the recipe from a dear friend of mine, who is the perfect landlady with a spotless home who discovered this revolutionary detergent 100% eco-friendly, effective and money saving. I had to try immediately. I took 3 ripe lemons from the garden and ran the stairs to do the rest. The result was spectacular: a lovely smell of lemon penetrated in every room; the whole preparation was no longer than 45 min and the pots I used were shining after preparation. Curious? Ready? Let’s go!



100ml of white vinegar

200gr of salt

3 lemons

400ml of water


2 empty jar for jam with a lid

An electric blender

A pot for cooking

A (wooden) spoon for stiring

A knife for chopping and take the seed away


Chop the lemons and take the seeds away.

Mince them with some salt in an electric blender until you have a soft impalpable mousse. Put the mousse in a cooking pot and add the other of the ingredients.

Cook it until it boils and stir for a few minutes while boiling. Put it in the jar when still hot for a vacuum effect.

You can store out of refrigerator.


Put 3-4 soup spoons of “LEMON SMART” directly on dishes for a normal wash in the dishwasher. For more effective washing add an extra glass of white vinegar on the dishes.

Use it for hand washing dishes.

Use it to make shining steel and glaze (sink, etc.)


This is YOUR organic, eco-friendly and 100% biodegradable detergent. Be proud of it.

You will save money: ingredients are in every house and they are extremely cheap.

If kids and animals get in contact with (…eat or drink) it: no problem. It is basically food but in a strange proportions.

You can also use it for cleaning steel and glazing.

Suitable for people allergic to chemicals and no harm to eyes or skin when you use it.


The mousse must be very fine up to impalpable. Otherwise the little peels in the lemon will be on glasses and the filter can have problems.

Inform you partner you are preparing a detergent and not a lemon custard! As soon as he/she will smell it, he/she will be forced to taste it. It happened already twice: Simone and Marco have been very upset for not to be warned in advance…..


Try this revolutionary detergent immediately and tell your friends: they will thank you as mine did. Remember, it is easy: 1-2-3-4:

1 as 100ml of white vinegar

2 as 200gr of salt

3 as 3 lemons

4 as 400 ml water

Or simply send everybody a link to this page:

Let’s spread the word around!