Use Salt in the Toilet: Grandma’s Foolproof Tip!

The advantage of ecological products is that they are often very affordable (like white vinegar or baking soda), which is an argument of choice in times of soaring prices. Especially since some are very versatile: you can use them for cleaning but also for certain body or facial treatments! Today, we are interested in a product that we all have in our cupboards: salt!

If you thought that a simple periodic and superficial cleaning of the toilet was enough to keep away limescale, residue and bacteria, you are very wrong. This corner of our bathroom is one of the most prone to the accumulation of these and many other unwanted guests.

However, if you have tried everything to restore your toilet to its original splendor, the tip we offer below will definitely do the trick for you.

Why do you have to pour salt into the toilet bowl?

Thanks to its abrasive action, salt helps descale surfaces and remove yellow stains embedded in the bottom of the toilet bowl and shower walls. In addition to being a natural stain remover, salt also helps eliminate bad odors and unclog toilet pipes. Moreover, the toilet can easily become clogged if you throw tampons or wipes into the bowl. This is why only natural waste and toilet paper should end up in the toilet bowl. The rest should be thrown in the trash.

If your toilet is clogged and smells bad, use salt. To do this, simply pour a glass of salt into the bowl, leave it to act for a few minutes and flush.

To maintain your toilet and prevent it from getting clogged, once a month, pour a tablespoon of salt into the bowl with boiling water. Leave it on for 15 minutes and flush the toilet. By the way, boiling water is also effective in unclogging the toilet pipe, provided that the blockage is not very large. You can pour a bucket of boiling water into the bowl, or heat half a liter of white vinegar with a liter of water to optimize the result. Pour your mixture into the bowl and leave to act for 30 minutes.

Note that you can use salt even to unclog pipes in the kitchen sink or bathroom sinks.