How to Use Citric Acid for Cleaning

Citric acid is a non-toxic weak organic acid found in various vegetables and fruits, but its highest concentration is in citrus fruits.

Citric acid is cost effective, tough on grease, antibacterial, and is a DIY cleaning staple. Here are a few cleaning uses for citric acid.

Mix 2 heaping tablespoons of citric acid with hot water in a spray bottle. Shake to dissolve.

Use citric acid  spray to clean countertops, stainless steel appliances, faucets,  kettles and coffee makers and more!

Use citric acid to clean bathtubs, toilets, sinks, faucets, showers, tile, grout and more.

The water softening properties of citric acid make it an effective additive to remove stains from clothing. Use it to clean your washer, dryer and iron too!

Citric acid binds tightly to metal ions in hard water. It's effective for removing hard water stains, limescale and rust stains.

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