Every other day I take a long bath to relax, treat myself to a good glass of wine and my current read and lay in the bathtub to unwind. This is what self-love and caring look like to me. However, you might not want to do this if your tub is filled with grime and dirt.
If you have kids or pets, your bathtub has some pretty scary times, which is why you need to clean them from time to time. Cleaning your tub is always a good idea, and you are actively getting rid of soap and bacteria buildup. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of our best tips for cleaning your bathtub.
1. Baking soda to clean the bathtub
Baking soda is a natural ally to always have in your bathroom. It effectively removes soap scum, limescale deposits and traces of wear and tears from the bathtub but also the faucets. In addition to removing limescale, it allows you to whiten and clean your bathtub naturally.
Start by sprinkling the bottom of the tub with baking soda, and then, for greater effectiveness, sprinkle it with vinegar. When the vinegar comes into contact with the bathtub, a reaction occurs that will effortlessly loosen the dirt and grime that has settled there. Using a sponge or a brush, scrub the bottom and the perimeter of your tub. Finally, rinse with clean water and enjoy the results.
2. Citric acid to whiten and descale the bottom of your tub
Well known to our grandmothers, lemon is a formidable descaler and whitener. Needless to say, you would spend a lot of money on a lemon for this surface. Instead, opt for citric acid! 100% natural, this product does not pollute rivers and will be compatible with your septic tank. To remove soap and lime stains that have accumulated in the bottom of your bathtub, pour 5 tablespoons of citric acid into your bathtub.
Boil 2 litres of water and pour it into the tub. Using a scrubbing brush to keep your back from getting soggy, scrub the bottom and work your way up the sides. You can also use this mixture to clean and whiten the joints around the tub. Then let the water run off before rinsing.
3. Whiten yellowed and stained bathtubs with sodium percarbonate
Have you been a little lazy in the last few weeks, and the limescale has settled to the bottom of your tub? If you’ve been waiting too long, it may even have started to turn orange, brown or, in extreme cases, black. Fortunately, Mamie has thought of everything! Sodium percarbonate is a natural whitener that removes lime stains.
Thanks to its whitening action, percarbonate doesn’t just descale; it whitens bathtubs to make them shine again. As before, pour the percarbonate into the empty tub. Boil some vinegar and pour it over the bath. You must take the brush, elbow grease, and scrub. The magic works, and the stains disappear.
4. Active oxygen as a last resort
Active oxygen stain removal salt reduces limescale to nothing. It removes stains and scale and restores the bathtub to its original whiteness without harming the environment. 2 tablespoons are enough to de-lime the bathtub and the joints. Add a little vinegar and scrub vigorously. Limescale residue and brown stains will be a thing of the past.
5. Soda crystals
Perfectly suited for glazed ceramic, soda crystals are known to fight limescale and scale that settles in the tub effectively. To restore your bathtub to its former whiteness and eliminate traces, pour 2 tablespoons into the tub. Add a little boiling water and arm yourself with a brush. Brush and the soda crystals will do the rest.
6. Clay stone to fight limescale
Now that you’ve restored your bathtub, naturally get the best natural product to maintain your bathtub, faucets and bathroom tiles without much effort. Rich in black soap, baking soda and clay, the clay stone allows for degreasing and cleaning deeply. In addition, it leaves a protective film that will prevent the dirt from coming back any time soon. To do this, moisten the sponge and rub it on the stone, then clean the bathtub and faucets. Rinse with water, wipe with a cloth, and you’re done!
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