How to Remove Rust Naturally

Posted by on March 8, 2013 in Green Ideas |

Natural CleaningBesides the daily cleaning chores, housewives have to deal with some specific household problems from time to time. One of those problems is rust. Many get headaches when they notice rust stains in their homes. And many don’t know how to treat such staining properly.

Most women will spray some cleaning detergent specially designed to fight against rust stains. What they don’t know is that such products can be really dangerous when it comes to human health. They contain a mixture of harsh chemicals to be as effective as possible to remove the rust, and they really do, but on the price of causing environment pollution. The good news is that there’s an alternative to that. You can remove rust stains completely using only natural products, without pollutants. And you can do it pretty easily. Here are some tips on how to remove rust naturally which I, as a maniac on green living, have tested my own.

Baking Soda

Baking Soda

This magical product can do wonders when it comes to home cleaning. And it can be used to remove even rust. Sprinkle some baking soda on the affected area and scrub with a damp sponge. Be gentle, as baking soda is abrasive and may cause small scratches on the surface. Then let it sit for 10-15 minutes and wipe clean with a dry cloth.



Lemon JuiceLemon Juice

If you add some lemon juice to the baking soda, the solution will become stronger and work more effectively. Make a solution of two tablespoons of lemon juice to one litre of warm water and use it to wash the sink, taps bathtubs and showers, followed by a thorough rinse. This way you will prevent the rust from coming up again.

White Vinegar


Vinegar is the other natural all-purpose cleaner that can do wonders in your house. If you have to clean up a small object from rust, then just soak it in a cup of vinegar for a couple of minutes. The rinse the item and dry it well. To clean up bigger surfaces, apply vinegar on them and rub gently, then rinse and wipe dry. To make a stronger solution, just mix equal parts of vinegar and lemon juice.



Unusual Rust Removers

Did you know that ketchup and tomato juice can fight rust stains easily, too? You can use them on metal objects and they do an awesome job. The cleaning agent is the natural acid of the tomatoes. Just apply some juice or ketchup on the affected area, leave it to work for a couple of minutes and rinse well.

You don’t need to be an expert in the cleaning field to know these little tricks. However, sometimes they might not work well and my recommendation for such cases is to try a professional cleaner. There are many local cleaning companies that work on good prices and you don’t have be a rich celebrity to afford such service.

My name is Roxana Hasselhof and thank you for passing by. I’ve just graduated the London School of Economics and Political Science as a major in Accounting and Finance. About me, I can say that I’m a little obsessed by saving money, very obsessed by organizing and a maniac when it comes to environment. I think that people should start caring about the Nature more thus I think that I can help you start living a greener life. And, of course, living green saves money ;) So, I hope you find your time spent on this blog interesting enough to return again.

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