How to Make Fizzy Cleaning Tabs for Hard to Clean Bottles
These days more and more people are doing away with plastic bottles, and in their place using reusable ones. There are a wide variety of reusable bottles and cup available in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors. And while these bottles are great and especially good at keeping drinks cold, they are a bit more difficult to wash given that it is best to keep them out of the dishwasher. You might try to use a special brush to your reusable bottles, or you can try and make this DIY idea for homemade cleaning product. The recipe for the fizzy cleaning tabs is easy to make, and they will make cleaning your reusable water bottles so much easier. These natural cleaner tabs contain baking soda for its abrasiveness, some citric acid for its fizzing action, and Dawn liquid dish soap for a good overall clean. Whether you have reusable water bottle or a shelf of them, you'll want to give these homemade cleaning products a try. You can store them in a dish or a mason jar beside your sink.
Some of the ingredients and tools you will need for this homemade cleaning product include some baking soda, citric acid, salt, Dawn dish soap, hydrogen peroxide, a melon baller or spoon, some parchment paper, and a baking sheet. To use your homemade cleaning product you simply fill your bottle or container with some water, then drop one of your natural cleaner tabs in. Then let the tab bubble and fizz for about two minutes, and place the cap on the bottle. Next, give the bootle a good shake, then dump the cleaning water out and rinse the bottle with some clean water. You can use your fizzy natural cleaner tabs to clean glass, metal, and plastic water bottles. You can also use the natural cleaner tabs to clean other glass, plastic, or metal containers.
Citric acid is an acid compound that is naturally found in citrus fruits, but citric acid can also be derived from mold-based fermentation, such as Penicillium or Aspergillus niger of sugars. Citric acid kills bacteria, mildew and mold, and it's great for any sort of general disinfecting and natural cleaning. Citric acid is also effective at removing soap scum, calcium deposits, hard water stains, lime, and rust. Also, citric acid serves as a preservative in many natural cleaning solutions. Because lemon juice contains between five to eight percent citric acid, it is often used in green cleaning and natural cleaners. Citric acid can be used in a variety of homemade cleaning products and natural cleaners, such as auto cleaning products, metal cleaners, dishwasher cleaners, oven cleaners, all-purpose cleaners, tub and tile cleaners, soap-scum removers, bathroom cleaners, carpet cleaners, and dish soaps. Citric acid can also be used for laundry detergents, window cleaners, air fresheners, stain removers, and dishwasher rinse aids. You can find citric acid online, or check for it in the canning section of your grocery store. Citric acid is often located near the pectin and the other canning ingredients and materials. You can look for citric acid under the name sour salt in the kosher section or in the spice aisle of your local grocery store or local supermarket.
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