4 cleaning tips using citric acid

24 Sep 2020

What to do with citric acid?


Citric acid can be used many ways in cooking and is essential for creating bath bombs, but do you know its use for cleaning your house?


1- Orange rings in the toilet


You’ve tried everything, the orange stains in the toilet bowl won’t leave? Simply pour some citric acid in the water, wait a few minutes then scrub.


2- Stubborn soap residue in the shower


Soap residue is stuck to your glass door? Stubborn limescale or tartar deposits? Not to worry, citric acid will come to your rescue! Simply dilute 2 to 5 tablespoons of citric acid in 1 liter of warm water and spray directly onto the problematic surfaces. Let it act for about ten minutes, then scrub with a scrubbing pad or a brush for hard-to-reach spots.


3- Car carpets encrusted with calcium in the spring


Following a harsh winter, removable carpets are often in poor condition. Calcium requires a little more effort to dislodge, but these simple tips will help:





  • Add 2 teaspoons of citric acid* to 1 cup of warm water, pour over stains, wait a few minutes then scrub and rinse.



Repeat the process if necessary. Beware, however, of fixed mats. They should not be soaked with this solution as it may damage the car body.


4- Tartar in the coffee machine


The water from our faucets creates a deposit of scale in our coffee makers. In fact, it is recommended to descale our coffee maker monthly in order to keep the good taste of coffee that we all love every morning. To do so, simply


  • Dissolve 1 to 2 tablespoons of citric acid* in 1 liter of warm water.
  • Pour this mixture into the coffee pot, pour one cup, then let stand for 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Run the rest of the solution and rinse twice with clear water.


*These products are also available in bulk at our Vaudreuil-Dorion boutique.  Bring your own containers to save money!

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