How to remove limescale from a toilet naturally
Limescale buildup in a toilet can be a persistent nuisance, not to mention an eyesore. While the urge to reach for harsh chemical cleaners might be strong, there are gentler and more eco-friendly ways to tackle this issue. In this guide, I will walk you through how to naturally remove limescale from your toilet…
Why does limescale build up in toilet?
Limescale, often caused by the mineral-rich deposits found in hard water, can accumulate in your toilet bowl, making it look less than appealing. Traditional bleach may seem like a quick fix, but it comes with downsides such as strong chemical fumes and potential harm to the environment. Fortunately, there are natural methods that are just as effective and much safer.
Step-by-Step Natural Limescale Removal
Gather Your Supplies:
Before you begin, gather the following natural ingredients:
Preparing the Toilet Bowl:
Start by misting 5-10 sprays of Scented Vinegar into the toilet bowl. The acidity of the vinegar will help dissolve the limescale deposits.
Let the vinegar sit for a few hours or overnight for tougher stains.
Scrubbing and Cleaning:
Sprinkle some bicarbonate of soda directly onto a toilet brush.
Gently scrub the toilet bowl, focusing on areas with limescale buildup. The combination of vinegar and bicarbonate of soda will create a fizzy reaction that aids in lifting the deposits.
Flush the toilet to rinse away the remaining mixture.
For an extra touch of freshness, squirt a bit of lemon juice around the inside of the bowl. Lemon juice's natural acidity will further help dissolve any remaining limescale and leave a pleasant scent.
To prevent future limescale buildup, use a natural Loo Cleaner on a weekly basis. Apply under the rim of the bowl last thing before bed and in the morning, use a loo brush to remove the dissolved scale and flush.