If, like me, you live in a hard water area, you are probably constantly battling with limescale in the kitchen and bathroom. Chemicals used in household cleaning products affect the air quality in your home and have been linked to lung damage, according to a Norwegian study.¹


“We need to start being much more aware of the chemicals we’re releasing into the air we breathe when we use things like cleaning spray.”

– Oistein Svanes, Lead Author from the University of Bergen¹


This simple DIY bathroom cleaner is great for removing light build-ups of limescale in ceramic basins, baths and toilets without using any toxic chemicals.

All you need is 2 ingredients:



Mix together ¼ cup of bicarbonate of soda and 1 cup of vinegar. Pour into the basin, loo or bath and leave for 2 hours. Scrub with a sponge scourer (or loo brush if cleaning the toilet) and rinse with cold water.

To improve the smell, you can add a few drops of an essential oil – such as citrus, peppermint or lavender – or you can use an infused vinegar.

We recommend that you test the mixture on a small patch of ceramic before using properly.

What do you use to clean your bathroom? Please share with everyone in the comments below.


¹ www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3764936/Do-hate-cleaning-s-good-excuse-avoid-Chemicals-household-products-increase-risk-lung-damage.html