Every woman loves rings, but not when they appear on the toilet bowl. I had rings on my toilet bowl that wouldn’t go away and it drove me nuts. I actually told my husband to change the toilet bowl because I got sick in trying to remove those ugly stains from it. Nothing seemed to touch them! We had some pretty stubborn rings on the toilet!

After days of trying all sorts of chemicals to get rid of toilet bowl stains, frustration was my middle name! I was disgusted and embarrassed of those gross stains, until I found the perfect ingredient in my kitchen cupboards to remove those unsightly rings. There’s no chemical on the market more powerful than vinegar. Don’t be afraid of its pungent smell, just rely on its super cleaning power.

So, you need:

  • 3 cups of vinegar
  • 1 cup of baking soda

How to proceed:

  • Pour about 1 cup of vinegar into the toilet bowl and swish it around with a toilet brush. Let it sit for about 1 minute.
  • Add about 1 cup of baking soda to the toilet bowl, then add another 1 to 2 cups of vinegar. This will create a fizzing action. Let the solution sit for about 10 minutes.
  • Use a toilet brush to swish the solution around the bowl, making sure to get the solution onto any stains that are above the water line. Don’t flush the toilet.
  • Let the vinegar and soda solution sit for up to 30 minutes, swishing one or two more times until the stain is gone. If any stain remains, scrub it with the toilet brush or a stiff-bristled nylon brush. Flush the toilet to rinse.

In addition to this green clean solution, you can change baking soda with Borax. It’s more powerful! However, you should wear a mask and rubber gloves.

  • Pour 1/4 cup of Borax into the toilet bowl and swish it around with a toilet brush.
  • Add 1 cup of vinegar and allow the mixture to sit in the bowl for about 20 minutes.
  • Finish by scrubbing the bowl with a toilet brush to remove the stains. Flush the toilet to rinse.