Grease stains are notoriously difficult to remove. Whether you have stains on your countertops, clothing, or cleaning rags, you don't have to resort to harsh chemicals to be rid of these stains.
Here are three natural solutions you can use for grease removal in the future.
1. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice can be found as an additive in many commercial cleaners because of its effectiveness when it comes to fighting through grease stains. The acidic nature of lemon juice allows it to penetrate the grease stain and break up the stain's molecules so that they are easy to remove.
Combining a bit of salt with your lemon juice allows you to create an abrasive cleanser that can scrub away stubborn grease stains. In addition to serving as an organic grease stain remover, lemon juice will leave your home smelling fresh and clean.
Just as lemon juice relies on its acidity to break up grease stains, vinegar also can lend its acidic properties to help you fight tough grease stains. Since vinegar is affordable, it makes a great natural solution for ridding yourself of grease stains on household surfaces.
Fill an empty squirt bottle with vinegar, and spray onto any grease stains you find. Allow the vinegar to work on the grease stain for about 5 to 10 minutes, then wipe away with a soft cloth or non-abrasive scrubber. Your household surfaces will sparkle, and you won't have to subject yourself to harsh chemicals when you opt to use vinegar instead.
Getting grease stains out of clothing can be extremely difficult. Thanks to the grease-fighting power of borax, you have the ability to rid your garments of grease without using harsh chemicals that could compromise the integrity of the fabric.
Simply soak your grease-stained clothing in a solution of one-half cup borax powder for each gallon of warm water you use. Let clothing sit in the solution for about 30 minutes, and the pH level of the borax will help bring the acidity of the grease stain closer to basic (where it can more easily be removed).
Finding natural ways to deal with grease in your home can be beneficial. By relying on lemon juice, vinegar, and borax to fight stubborn stains, you eliminate the amount of chemical residue you expose your family too. Fewer chemicals in the home can benefit the environment as well, by reducing the amount of contaminants produced by your household cleaning activities.