I have been trying to avoid chemicals in my house lately. I suppose it is a reaction to the all the environmental issues in the world but also perhaps because of my pregnancy.
Yesterday I really wanted to clean the oven. (As you do :) But I am terrified of oven cleaner, (my mum always told me it was nasty stuff)
I sprinkled bi-carb soda all over the oven door with some vinegar to make it bubble and started to scrub. It wasn't working so well, so I tried some lemon juice. All the grease dissolved really quickly....I was so pleased that I had cleaned it with no chemicals and my little one was safely able to help, we used the cut lemon halves to do the scrubbing and made a bit of a game out of it.
And the oven smells nice too.
We often make witches brew in the back yard with bi-carb and cut the lemon on the rocks, so he was already a bit of a pro:)