Who would have known that lemons hold so much cleaning power? Citric acid is found in lemons and limes and is a mild acid that can be used for common cleaning in the home. The uses of citric acid are endless. Citric acid is used in food, cosmetics, and homemade detergents. It can also be used to clean bathrooms and can be used in the cleaning cups of steam showers.
Citric acid is organic and natural. It gives lemons their tangy taste, and it is used in the production of candy. It also acts as a preservative in food. You may be surprised to learn that it’s also an ingredient in common cosmetics. Some people like to use it to remove hair dye from their hair. Alternatively, some people like to use citric acid in homemade cleaners because of its cleaning power. Others prefer to use it while cleaning their homes because they don’t like the smell of vinegar; vinegar is another natural acid that can be used to clean around the home.
If you’ve ever doubted the cleaning power of lemons, just try rubbing half a lemon on the fixtures in your bathroom and you’ll see how it removes stains. You can also use citric acid to make homemade dishwasher soap using citric acid and baking soda. Homemade laundry detergent can be made with citric acid, sea salt, baking soda, washing soda and pure-castile soap. Citric acid has anti-bacterial properties and fights mold and mildew. It also fights grease naturally.
In the bathroom, citric acid is perfect for removing rust, softening water and removing water stains. It is also a truly effective toilet bowl cleaner. You can use citric acid as a cleaning liquid in steam showers in the cleaning cup. Before starting, check the manual that came with your steam shower for instructions on the best methods for cleaning and information on which cleaning products to use. The following are general guidelines for cleaning steam showers sold on SteamShowersInc.com.
First, make sure the steam shower is completely off. (You do not want to use the cleaning function while the shower is on and risk getting burned by steam.) Before putting citric acid in the cleaning cup in steam showers, you need to dissolve the acid in water. (Never use other acids or alkaline compounds.) This will help prevent blockage from occurring. Do not put solid substances in the cleaning cup. Next, take the lid off of the cleaning cup and pour the dissolved citric acid inside. Replace the lid, and turn on the steam function. After five to ten minutes, turn off the steam function, and turn off the shower. The water will drain at the bottom of the shower. Do not use any of the steam shower functions while the cleaning function is on.
Cleaning steam showers is easy and helps keep your bathroom clean. Your bathroom should be a private sanctuary where you can unwind from the stresses and worries of the day.