Cleaning tip of the day: Don’t use lemon juice

From the cleaning tip of the day archives….

The first step to green cleaning is to get rid of all the toxic stuff from under your sink. The chemical nightmare that is in many people’s cupboards is often highly toxic to humans and pets. Plus, you’d need a round of WHMIS training just to be sure you don’t mix the wrong stuff together and cause an explosion or a bigger toxic disaster that can turn deadly.

Many bloggers and eco-writers that discuss green cleaning often talk about using lemon juice and straight vinegar as part of their earth-friendly arsenal, but perhaps there is a better way.

Take lemon juice: It is highly touted as a grease cutter and while that may be accurate, as Chaya Kurtz indicates in a FoxNews report, lemon juice, being juice, “leaves a sticky residue on surfaces.”

An alternative suggestion is the combination of “a dish soap and water solution and a scrub brush,” and also some elbow grease. Kurtz claims that even the eco dish soap does a better job at cutting grease than lemon juice, and without the sticky residue.

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