Even when your toilet is clean and disinfected, stains can still remain. Nevertheless, a ring in the toilet does not give a visitor a good impression. In addition to lime deposits, your toilet can become a breeding ground for black mold spores. Spores are hard to get rid of, but you can eradicate them and prevent their return. When cleaning your toilet, you don’t have to use caustic chemicals that can hurt the environment. The are green remedies for toilet bowl rings and even for killing mold spores.



Powdered bleach is best for cleaning toilets. Put one-half cup of bleach to the toilet bowl. Let stand for a few hours, scrub with toilet brush and flush the bleach. Wipe down the toilet seat, cover and outside of the toilet and dry.



Vinegar will eat away lime deposits and stains. Pour a large amount of vinegar into the toilet bowl, close the lid and leave it overnight. In the morning use a toilet bowl brush to scrub down the inside of the toilet bowl. Wipe down the outside of the toilet with a damp rag and dry. Flush the toilet several times to get rid of any lime deposit residue.


Borax Powder

Purchase Borax powder from a hardware store. Sprinkle the Borax powder directly on the toilet bowl ring. Use a toilet brush to remove stains and ring. Leave Borax in the toilet bowl for at least 30 minutes. Then flush. Borax is known for leaving toilets gleaming white.


Really Tough Stains

Use Oxalic Acid on tough toilet bowl stains. Be very careful when using the product and follow the directions on the container. “Bar Keepers Friend” is an Oxalic Acid product. Wear gloves and be extremely careful.