1. Deep-clean your coffee pot
To give your coffee machine a deep-clean, fill the reservoir with water and add in a couple teaspoons of citric acid. Once it’s done brewing, any build-up will be gone.
2. Clean your toilet bowl
Creating a natural toilet bowl cleaner is easy. Just add a tablespoon into the water and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes before flushing it away.
3. De-gunk the dishwasher
Cleaning your dishwasher isn’t easy—unless you have citric acid on hand. Fill the detergent cup with the powder—a Tablespoon or two should do it—and run the dishwasher on a hot cycle, letting it do its thing. All the grime and build-up hanging out in there will be broken down and rinsed away.
4. Get rid of mineral deposits
Mineral deposits from hard water are tricky to get rid of—especially those on bathroom fixtures and sinks. Citric acid is a natural way to remove them, and all you need to do is add a few tablespoons to hot water, then scrub with a sponge and rinse.
5. Clean surface areas
By adding a couple tablespoons of citric acid into a spray bottle filled with water, you’ll have a mixture you can use to clean your shower, kitchen countertops, and more. Just avoid using citric acid on natural stones, like granite and marble, as the acid will cause damage.