Use Grapefruit as a Natural Cleaning Agent
Grapefruit can help you clean your body and your home as well as keeping you healthy and trim. You probably didn't know it but grapefruit flesh and grapefruit juice are also effective cleaning agents. Having fresh grapefruit in the house is one of the best ways to make sure you'll always have the ingredients you need for homemade skin care products and homemade cleaning products. Cleaning with citrus fruit is just as effective as cleaning with commercial cleaners. In fact many commercial cleaners use orange oil or grapefruit extract in their products. But using fresh fruit and fresh juice will give the added benefit of a sweet, fresh smell and undiluted cleaning power.
Because grapefruit juice and flesh have antioxidants they are ideal for cleaning your skin. Gentle on the skin they can give your skin a rosy glow while restoring your skin to the optimal Ph level for your body and fighting free radicals that can make you look older. Check the skin care ingredients on your favorite expensive cleansers and face creams and you'll see that cleansers and creams that are the most effective all have antioxidants and alpha hydroxy acids. Grapefruit juice is packed with antioxidants and has alpha hydroxy acids that can help exfoliate and tone your skin. To make a simple face and body scrub just put one half of a grapefruit in a blender with some fresh grapefruit juice and granulated sugar. Whip it in the blender until it's smooth and you have a fresh, all natural, healthy body scrub that will last in the refrigerator for about a week.
You can also use citrus cleansers to wash your home. The anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties of fresh grapefruit juice can help clean your home in a way that is safe for kids and pets and won't trigger respiratory problems like commercial cleaners can. To make a simple household cleaner that will clean countertops, bathroom tubs, sinks, and the floor just combine one part vinegar with three parts hot water and one part fresh grapefruit juice. If you want you can also add some fresh orange juice to the mix to increase the citrus smell. You can clean anything in your home with this mixture and fight germs and kill bacteria naturally. This natural cleaners is ideal for baby toys, cribs, kitchen counters, and other sensitive areas that your family comes into contact with often.
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