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9 ways to clean using Citric Acid

Citric Acid is a versatile cleaner that is safe for use all around the home as it is natural, non-toxic and its now being stocked at The Eco Friendly Living Co!  It is a household cleaning product ideal for descaling, cleaning and disinfecting. Start your natural cleaning routine today with a few of the tips below.


1. Deep-clean your kettle

To give your kettle a deep clean, fill the bottom with water, add in a couple teaspoons of citric acid and pop it on to boil. Once it's done brewing, lave it for 20 minutes and then rinse thoroughly.

2. Clean your toilet bowl

Just add a tablespoon into the water bowl water and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes before flushing it away.

3. Clean your kitchen surfaces

Citric acid has naturally occurring anti-bacterial properties.  Make up a natural cleaning solution by adding a couple tablespoons of citric acid into a spray bottle filled with water.  Lightly spray stainless steel, butcher block, and laminate counters with the citric acid solution to leave the surface sanitized.

4. Clean and deodorise your microwave

Place two cups water and two tablespoons of citric acid powder in a microwaveable container. Place the container in the microwave and heat until the solution is boiling and the microwave is filled with steam. Allow the steam to sit for about five minutes and then remove the container and wipe away the mess with a sponge or soft cloth.

5. Clean windows and mirrors

Use your citric acid and water solution as a cleaner for your windows and mirrors. Lightly spray the solution on the window starting at the top. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe away the dirt and smudges.


6. Remove stains from containers and dishes

Some foods can leave stains on plasticware, melamine dishes, and even ceramic plates. To remove the stains, fill the sink with boiling water. Add 1/2 cup of powder then add the dishes and soak for three to four hours. Wash as usual after.

7. Remove Soap Scum

Spray the citric acid and water solution on bathroom tiles or shower doors to cut through soap scum. Leave it for at least 10 minutes then clean off as normal.

8. De-gunk the dishwasher

Fill the detergent section of the dishwasher drawers with two tablespoons of citric acid and run the dishwasher on a hot cycle.  All the grime and build-up will be broken down and rinsed away.

9. Get rid of mineral deposits

Mineral deposits from hard water are tricky to get rid of—especially those on bathroom fixtures and sinks. Citric acid is a natural way to remove them, and all you need to do is add a few tablespoons to hot water, then scrub with a sponge and rinse.

Your eco-friendly shopping list:

Citric acid- Citric Acid- 450g – TheEcoFriendlyLivingCo

Sponge cloths- Ecoliving 2 Pack Compostable Sponge Cloths – TheEcoFriendlyLivingCo

Coconut scrubber- Ecococonut Twin Pack Cleaning Scourers – TheEcoFriendlyLivingCo

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