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Citric Acid: How do I clean with it?

Citric Acid: How do I clean with it?

Did ya hear? We now carry citric acid in bulk! While you may be used to seeing citric acid on the labels of many of your foods for its preserving abilities, it's also a fantastic cleaning agent, with natural bleaching, antimicrobial, and defscaling properties. Ever hear of lemons being a useful cleaner? It's due to their high levels of citric acid.

Citric Acid: How to clean with it

Soap scum or hard water stains? Citric acid. Calcium or lime deposits? Citric acid.

The typical ration for cleaning with citric acid is 1-2 TBSP to 1 cup of hot water. Best to use a spray bottle, where you can just shake the contents up to mix and get to cleaning.

The Toilet

If you're cleaning your toilet with citric acid, you can just sprinkle a bit of citric acid directly into the toilet bowl. Let sit for at least 15 minutes. Get to scrubbing.

Descaling Kettles

To descale kettles, add a solution of 1 cup of water and 1 TBSP citric acid to the reservoir. Run the heating cycle of the kettle. Discard solution and run another cycle with just water.

Soap Scum

Let solution sit on area of interest for 10-15 minutes before scrubbing away.

*Please note: Citric acid is, as the name implies, an acid-based cleaner, and shouldn't be used on unsealed stone as it can eat away at the surface. We recommend wearing gloves when handling citric acid to avoid irritation.

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