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January Cleaning with Limoneira Citrus

Use Limoneira citrus to revitalize and clean any home – without any of the harmful chemicals found in many store-bought cleaners

It’s not quite spring yet, but a bit of “pre-spring” cleaning wouldn’t hurt. It’s no secret that store-bought cleaning agents can be full of hidden and harmful chemicals that are best left outside the home. Therefore, this month Limoneira spokesperson and founder of Healthy Grocery Girl Megan Roosevelt has put together a bevy of cleaning tips and easily assembled DIY methods for keeping the home sparkling and fresh year round.

For a demonstration, you can view Megan detail her fresh Spring Cleaning tips and recipes here on the Limoneira YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe – videos with more wonderful tips and tricks not detailed in this release will be added to the channel each Friday throughout the month.

Beginning this past January and continuing throughout 2017, Megan produced weekly videos that demonstrated fun, easy and healthy tips to make the most out of your year.

Limoneira has also linked with additional global cleaning experts that share their knowledge with the customers of our grocery and food service partners around the world. Their biographies can be found on Limoneira’s website.

Take a look at some great new examples below.

Grapefruit Multi-Purpose Cleaner – Multi-purpose cleaner is the answer to keeping the home looking and smelling fresh. Follow these easy steps for a DIY solution that skips chemicals in store-bought cleaners!

grapefruitYou’ll need:

  • Peels from multiple grapefruits
  • Small glass jar with lid
  • White vinegar
  • Empty spray bottle

Directions: Separate the peel from the grapefruit (or the citrus peel of your choice). Using a small glass jar, place the peel inside, packing as tightly as possible. Fill jar to the brim with white vinegar. Cover jar with lid, and let sit for two weeks. When the infused vinegar is ready, fill a spray bottle with equal parts filtered water and grapefruit-infused vinegar.

Citrus Pan Scrubber – Fun fact: orange halves can be miracle workers for getting stains off of kitchen pans.


  • Orange or lemon halves
  • Coarse table salt

Directions: Once the pan in question has cooled, add a few tablespoons of coarse salt. Take citrus halves (for added usefulness, juice them first and use the juice as you wish) and scrub away. Since this cleaner is completely non-toxic, simply wipe off or rinse with water after cleaning.

Lemon Microwave Cleaner – Microwaves can be a hotbed for unsavory smells… and worse. Lemons are here to help.


  • One lemon, halved
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • 2 cups water

Directions: Place water and lemon halves in a microwave safe bowl. Cook on high in microwave for 3 minutes. The hot lemon steam will coat the inside of the microwave, and allow for easy removal of debris and food remnants by wiping with a damp cloth.

Each month, Megan will be featuring another wonderful facet of citrus living. Subscribe to Limoneira’s Youtube channel for more information on the many ways this endlessly versatile fruit can improve life inside the home and beyond.

About Limoneira®
The Limoneira Company was founded in Ventura County, California in 1893. Today, Limoneira has evolved into a global company whose mission is to preserve and promote its tradition, heritage and legacy in agriculture and community development.   With 11,000 acres of agricultural production, Limoneira is the largest provider of lemons and avocados in the United States. In addition to agriculture, Limoneira has a long history of community building. Finally, sustainability has been woven into Limoneira’s fabric for over a century with strategic investments in water, solar, soil, and integrated pest management.  For more information, visit Limoneira®

About Megan Roosevelt and Healthy Grocery Girl ® 
Megan Roosevelt is an internationally published author, cooking show host and producer as well as a nutrition expert for regional and national television and magazines. In addition to being a plant-based Registered Dietitian, Roosevelt through Healthy Grocery Girl® provides her extensive audience with on-line cooking videos and says “I love helping people get healthy in ways that are realistic and fun”.

Roosevelt is the spokesperson for Limoneira’s Lemons for Life™ campaign and says “As one of the largest growers of lemons in the United States, the partnership with Limoneira made a great deal of sense”, she said. “It’s synergistic. We all know that lemons are among the healthiest products people can integrate into their diets”. Lemons for Life ™ highlights a variety of ways that lemons can be integrated into consumer’s lives. These include recipes, natural cleaning, beauty and health tips as well as lifestyle applications.

Dress Up Your Thanksgiving Menu with Healthy, Lemony Side Dishes

Limoneira spokesperson Megan Roosevelt explores easy ways to use lemons to simplify your Thanksgiving celebrations.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Limoneira spokesperson and founder of Healthy Grocery Girl, Megan Roosevelt would like to show you, our readers how to make things a bit healthier this holiday season. She has put together a selection of delicious and nutritious dishes in one beautiful segment.

The recipes are here for you to print and the video is below. Enjoy!


Sparkling Apple Cider with Orange Twist


  • 1 bottle Fuji Apple Flavor Dry Sparkling Soda
  • 2 Limoneira Navel Oranges
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks

Directions: Wash and dry the navel oranges, then peel twist from the skin. Juice the oranges and pour into a small sauce pot with on cinnamon stick. Simmer for 10 minutes, then chill. Pour one Tbsp on cinnamon infused orange juice over ice, then top with Fuji Apple Dry sparkling soda. Garnish with an orange twist and cinnamon stick.


Lemon Rosemary Roasted Potatoes


  • 8 golden potatoes
  • 2 springs rosemary
  • 1 Limoneira lemon
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Directions: Preheat oven to 425 F. Wash and dry the golden potatoes. With a knife, cut slits into each potato, stopping before reaching the bottom of the potato. Remove rosemary leaves from the stems and finely chop. Next, juice the Limoneira lemon. Add the coconut oil, salt and pepper and stir. Baste the potatoes and lay out in a baking dish. Roast the potatoes for 45 minutes. Baste again with remaining mixture, and roast again for an additional 45 minutes. Total cooking time is 1.5 hours.

Arugula Salad with Wild Rice, Mushrooms and Lemon Vinaigrette


  • ½ cup wild rice
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 cups mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 cups arugula greens
  • 1 Limoneira lemon
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

Directions: Cook wild rice according to package instructions, which is typically ½ cup rice to ¾ cup water. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool in the refrigerator. Slice mushrooms and sauté with one tbsp of coconut oil for 5 to 8 minutes until tender. Add sautéed mushrooms and arugula to the bowl of rice.  Add olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon juice and sea salt. Stir together and enjoy.

Watch Megan Roosevelt create these delicious, quick and healthy lemon Thanksgiving side dishes.