Baking powder: A few little packs of baking powder can usually be found tucked away in most kitchen cupboards. This leavening agent consists of natron which is excellent for removing limescale and cleaning seals. To tackle stubborn soiling, mix some baking powder with vinegar or citric acid and leave the mixture to work overnight.
Vinegar: White household vinegar with an acidity level of five per cent is a real multi-talent and ideal for cleaning a bath. For sensitive materials, dilute vinegar essence before use. A mixture of baking powder and vinegar is also ideal for removing rust stains on the drain: apply, leave to work for a short time and then rinse off.
Citric acid: Citric acid is another excellent product for descaling. Add two to three tablespoons of citric acid powder to one litre of lukewarm water. Alternatively, cut a lemon in half and rub it repeatedly over the stains.
Sodium carbonate: As well as being ideal for cleaning the bath, everyday household sodium carbonate is also excellent for removing blockages in drains.
Buttermilk: Buttermilk is a real top tip from grandma’s treasure chest. Mixed with vinegar, it is very effective for cleaning a bath. It can also be applied on its own to polish the bathtub after cleaning. Leave it to work for around half an hour and then rinse off. This environmentally friendly solution allows you to enjoy a gleaming and naturally sealed bathtub.
Laundry detergent: Washing powder or a liquid laundry detergent is a staple product in every household. As well as cleaning your laundry, it is also perfect for removing heavier soiling in the bath. Fill the bathtub with warm water, add the laundry detergent and leave the mixture to work overnight.
Washing-up liquid: Everyday washing-up liquid and even shampoo can also be used to clean the bath.
Soft soap: Biodegradable soft soap is a gentle solution to remove slight staining on the bath.