Lemon Cleaning Concentrate

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.


400g to 500g lemons (cut into 3cm chunks)
300g salt (preferably fine table salt)
300g water
100g vinegar


  1. Put the lemon chunks including skins and pips into the TM bowl. Chop 30 sec/speed 10.
  2. Scrape down the TM bowl with the spatula and add the salt and water. Cook 5 min/100C/speed 4.
  3. Add the vinegar and cook again 5 min/100C/Speed 4.
  4. Scrape down the tM bowl with the spatula and blend 1 min/speed 10.
  5. 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.
  6. Straight away add enough water to your TM bowl to cover the blades and seld-clean 20 sec/speed 8, then rinse and dry.