NewsPour half a cup into the toilet. After a moment it will be like new

Pour half a cup into the toilet. After a moment it will be like new

Home remedies for cleaning the toilet
Home remedies for cleaning the toilet
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9:50 AM EDT, October 11, 2023

On store shelves, we can find many cleaning products that effectively remove dirt and scale. However, they can be quite expensive. It's worth knowing cheaper and more effective methods, thanks to which the toilet will shine like new.

Cleaning the toilet seems like an easy task. The problem occurs when the purchased detergent is not effective or unexpectedly runs out. For such an occasion, it's good to remember a trick that quickly saves you from trouble. Only one product is required.

A homemade method for cleaning the toilet

It turns out that laundry detergent can work better than the best toilet gel. How do you clean the toilet with it? The trick is not complicated at all.

It's enough that after flushing the toilet, you pour half a cup of laundry detergent or liquid into the bowl. It's worth noting that a detergent for white clothes works best.

Shut the lid and wait for about 15 minutes. The ingredients in the washing powder or liquid will effectively deal with the limescale and other stains on the toilet walls. After the allocated time, scrub the toilet with a toilet brush, and flush at the end.

Tricks for removing lime scale from the toilet

Another home remedy to get rid of toilet scale is reliable vinegar. Mix it with water in a 1:1 ratio. To neutralize the unpleasant smell of the vinegar, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Lavender or tea tree would work great. 

Pour the mixture into a spray bottle, and then spray the dirty areas. Finally, clean the toilet with a brush and flush the water.

Another proven way to remove limescale in the toilet is by using a mixture of baking soda and citric acid. Combine 1/3 cup of baking soda with 1/4 cup of citric acid, pour it into the toilet, mix until a cleansing foam appears. Leave it for half an hour, and then flush the toilet.

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