The third recipe from my Christmas Hamper is great for cleaning around the house, is made only of natural ingredients and smells great! I found this amazing recipe on the UK Thermomix website. I have used it especially in my bathroom and is fantastic at removing grime from tile grouting. Janie Turner from UK Thermomix says it has many uses such as:
- Use on a damp cloth to clean the oven, hob, fridge, sink & non-wood worktops – rinse and dry thoroughly – if marks appear rinse again and polish with a dry clean cloth.
- For hand-washing dishes, mix some with your usual washing up liquid for a brilliant degreaser.
- Excellent for cleaning bathrooms – tiles, toilets, sinks, mirrors.
- Add 1 Tbsp to the washing machine for a cleaning boost, a pleasant natural fragrance without chemicals, and whiter whites. Add 2 Tbsp for an American-size washing machine.
- Dilute with an equal amount of coconut oil or olive oil, mix well and use as an excellent hand-wash. No chemicals, no artificial fragrances. It leaves your skin soft too.
- Use a little on a wet cloth to spot clean fabrics – it has worked to remove curry stains on cotton and poly / cotton for us. Test a hidden area of the fabric first.
(Source: UK Thermomix)
400g to 500g lemons (cut into 3cm chunks)
300g salt (preferably fine table salt)
- Put the lemon chunks including skins and pips into the TM bowl. Chop 30 sec/speed 10.
- Scrape down the TM bowl with the spatula and add the salt and water. Cook 5 min/100C/speed 4.
- Add the vinegar and cook again 5 min/100C/Speed 4.
- Scrape down the tM bowl with the spatula and blend 1 min/speed 10.
- The mixture will resemble a lemon curd. Put into a jar or a heatproof plastic container. Allow the concentrate to cool before closing the jar with a vinegar-proof lid.
- Straight away add enough water to your TM bowl to cover the blades and seld-clean 20 sec/speed 8, then rinse and dry.