Do you have sediments and lime deposits in your toilet? We can all agree that these yellowish and unsightly stains give a decidedly dirty and unhygienic appearance. To get rid of them once and for all, you don’t have to double your efforts or spend too much money on special products. With a few homemade ingredients that you probably already have, the problem will no longer be relevant. Here’s how to say goodbye to tartar buildup!

How do I clean the toilet and remove encrusted deposits?

Scale damage is a common problem in all areas where hard water is prevalent. These calcium compounds in water adhere to faucets, kettles, showerheads and very often in toilet bowls. Usually, bleach and special chemicals are required to remove all these calcium deposits. However, there are still promising and more ecological alternatives to overcome this problem.

Here are some effective tips that you can put into practice:

  • The trick with tea bags to remove limescale and tartar.

Usually, they end up in the trash, but used black tea bags can be used to clean various items in the house. In this case, this solution is very relevant to get rid of all the lime sediments and scale that are wreaking havoc on your toilets. You just need to flush three bags into the toilet. Wait at least 30 minutes (the optimal time is an hour) for them to work effectively. Take this time, remove them (don’t drain them, they might clog the drain) and scrub the bowl with a suitable brush. Now, your toilets are perfectly clean and refreshed!

  • Traces of limestone: rely on white vinegar and baking soda!

Another very popular method is to use the powerful properties of white vinegar and baking soda. Both are known to remove limescale and tartar. Vinegar is an acid produced by the fermentation of alcohol and carbohydrates, so it is excellent for dissolving limestone. The baking soda lightens and deodorizes the entire area. The process is simple: pour about a cup of white vinegar into the toilet bowl, followed by a cup of baking soda. Leave it on for ten minutes, or even a little longer for a more optimal effect. After scrubbing and rinsing the bowl, you’ll be thrilled with the results!

  • How do I clean the bowl with Coca-Cola?

The idea may seem crazy for you, but this unusual method really works. Coca-Cola not only quenches your thirst, but also has an unknown, yet surprising cleaning power. If you combine it with other ingredients like vinegar and baking soda, your toilet will be sparkling clean. Here’s how: Pour a can of cola on the bottom of the bowl and make sure the liquid sufficiently covers all the limescale stains. Leave on for 30 minutes and gently brush out the inside. Then flush the toilet and apply the paste (mixture of vinegar and baking soda) prepared earlier to the bottom of the bowl. Scrub again with the brush and continue flushing. Shine and whiteness guaranteed!

  • Salt, an unexpected remedy for tartar

You may not know it, but salt is also a very valuable tool for removing dirt and cleaning several surfaces in the home. How do you use it to remove limescale stains from the toilet? Put at least 1.5 quarts of hot water and ½ lb. of coarse salt in the bowl. Leave to soak for at least 10-15 minutes. Gently scrub the area with the brush and then rinse.

  • Descale toilets with hydrogen peroxide

Finally, our last resort is to use hydrogen peroxide, which is often used to clean the toilet bowl. The technique is simple: pour half a cup of the product into the bowl, let it sit for 20 minutes, and then scrub to clean. As a bonus, you can even spray hydrogen peroxide on mirrors or glass surfaces: wipe the dirty areas well with a microfiber cloth or crumpled newspaper to restore a beautiful shine without the slightest trace of mold.