Citric Acid was isolated from citrus fruits as an active ingredient in cleaning solutions such as kitchen and bathrooms. It was first isolated in 1784 and it was crystallized from lemon juice, and produced in powder form.
It is non-toxin, antiseptic and antibacterial, that's why it is good for cleaning and it's environmentally friendly. In 1890 this ingredient production began in Italian citrus fruit industry on an industrial scale.
The ingredient also is widely known for it many uses, and one of them is water softener. Many production companies use it to make soaps and laundry detergents. You can choose to buy shampoo with this ingredient to remove any colouring from your hair and wax.
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Citric Acid is also very good in removing lime scale, and many industries use it to remove rust from steel. You can also use it to clean your dishwasher or dishes.
In 1890 citric acid production began in Italian citrus fruit industry on an industrial scale. This ingredient is widely known for it' many uses, and one of them is water softener. You can use it to clean your dishwasher or dishes.
You can also use lemon juice to remove stubborn stains from your marble worktops. Use lemon juice to clean your microwave and remove any lingering smell.
Green Cleaning is fun and money saving, what do I mean by this. This is because you can use ordinary things to do your house cleaning, or to purify the air in your entire home which are not harmful to your health and environment. At the same time save money in your pockets.
You can have a delightful smell in your house while enjoying the warmth of your fire, this is by adding lemon peels into the flames or burn the peels together with wood.
By doing this you can remove the foul smell from the fire making your whole house smell pleasant. Choose to do your house cleaning with Citric Acid, use lemon juice to do your cleaning rather than using other cleaning products sold in the supermarkets.
Here is another tip you can mix lemon with baking soda to remove residues, grime, wash shower doors and bathroom tubs. You can also mix Citric Acid with baking soda to remove bad odour in garbage disposals, bins and drains.
Make your own general cleaner with Citric Acid , you can buy the powder from health food stores, mix the powder with water but make sure you wear a mask when mixing because you can easily inhale it. Use the spraying bottle to store your mixture and you can use it as needed.
Do you know you can descale your kettles and coffee machines with citric acid? Mix the powder with water and use the solution to clean you kettle then rinse off the solution. It is safe to use this product because it is not toxic, or harmful to your hands.
Another thing you can do to freshen the air in your home is by boiling lemon/orange peels, cloves apple skin and cinnamon sticks. Put them all together in a pot, add water use the hob to heat then simmer the water.
You can also freshen the air in your bathroom by cutting lemon fruits in half and place them in a bowl, leave the bowl with the lemon in the bathroom for a fresh lemon smell.
Get Rid of the bad smell from your humidifier
Do you sometimes experience bad smell from your humidifier? you can deodorise the bad smell by pouring 4 - 5 teaspoons of the lemon juice into the water. All this process can be regarded as Green Cleaning, because you are not using chemically made air fresheners.
This will remove all the bad odour and replace it with a lemon fragrance. You can repeat this process as often as you want, and this will always give you a clean smelling fragrance in your home.
Try Lemon juice for your around the kitchen cleaning
Make Citric Acid Your All Purpose Cleaner in Your Kitchen
You can do Green Cleaning by using lemon juice to clean your fridge and remove all unwanted odors by dipping a sponge in the lemon juice, put the sponge in the fridge and leave it there for several hours.
This ingredient also provides antiseptic and antibacterial benefits which would deodorize all your kitchen appliances. You can also use salt to clean your fridge and get amazing results.
Make sure that you have removed all the unwanted items or out of date items which might be causing the bad smell. Do you know you can brighten your dull pans and pots inside out by rubbing the inside of a lemon all over them, then buff with a soft cloth.
Do you know apart from doing your green cleaning with lemon, you can also add lemon juice to boiling water when cooking rice. This will keep rice from sticking together, When the rice is done fluff with fork then serve.
Do you know you can stop the itching scalp caused by dandruff by massaging lemon juice on your scalp, then rise with water, then mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice with 200 mls of water and rise your hair with the mixture.
You can repeat the process when ever you want until the dandruff disappears. The other thing is you can freshen your breath by using lemon juice as a mouth wash. The citric acid in the lemon juice kills the bacteria which causes bad breath.
Always rinse your mouth with plain water after because the acid in the lemon can be harmful to your tooth enamel.
Use Ordinary Things To Do Your Cleaning
Salt is normally used for cooking but we can use it to do our Green Cleaning. You will agree with me that during winter months we spend money to buy de-icer products to remove ice from the windscreen of our cars.
These products are made with chemicals which also contribute to global warming and at the same time they can be harmful to our health.
Do you know you can use salt to keep your car windscreen frost free during winter months? you can do so by wiping the outside with a damp cloth dipped in a salty water.
You can also deodorise your trainers or vans by sprinkling salt into the shoes, this will remove the odour and soak the moisture in your shoes. This is also part of green cleaning because salt is not harmful to our skin like other sprays with chemical. More information related to Citric Acid click here
Use The Salt To Make Your Pots Spackle.
Do you know if you sprinkle salt on your greasy pots or pans before you wash them, what will happen is most of the grease will be absorbed by the salt. So all what you need to do is use paper towel to wipe off the grease and salt then wash your pots as usual.
On the other hand you don't need bleach any more to clean your coffee and tea mugs. Mixing salt and white vinegar in equal proportions, clean your mugs with the mixture and you be amazed by the results.
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