how to get rid of chalky deposits in your bathroom/kitchen

I’m talking revolution here ! So open your eyes wide and read this, I promise you will be as astonished as I was.

Who has never scrubbed the bits on your tap to try and get the chalky deposits off until your arms were sore… well, I have, many times and it never quite came off despite of my tireless efforts. Even when I used one of those super chemical cleaning products it wouldn’t go away! So my boyfriend started mixing…

  • 500 ml of water
  • 500 ml of white vinegar (the cheap stuff works best)
  • 1 tbs of baking soda
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp or less of washing-up liquid (it might even work without that, but I haven’t tried yet)

It turns out to be the ultimate “Cillit Bang”, but 99% natural. We soaked our taps in this fluid for a couple of hours and then effortlessly washed it off with a sponge. No scrubbing invovled and now everything is as sparkly as when we first moved into this apartment. I really didn’t expect this!

But it makes sense, because this homemade cleaning product has the same pH value as its non-natural equivalent, so why shouldn’t it work? It’s all in the chemical reaction of the ingredients and the chalk. By the way you can also use this for your toilet or just for cleaning in general. The great thing is that while you get the same if not better result, you go easy on the environment and you don’t have to worry about your kids getting their hands on the product, because it’s not toxic.

When mixing the ingredients together however you should be careful. When you mix vinegar and baking soda, you trigger a chemical reaction. So if you do it too fast you’ll see your bottle overflowing for a couple of minutes and there’s no way of stopping it. (I speak from expierence) So you should put the vinegar into the bottle first and slowly add the baking soda and only then add the rest of the ingredients.

I hope you’ll enjoy cleaning from now on 😉 and don’t forget to let me know below if it works for you too!