How to remove sink stains with natural products?

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  • Dee Dee on Jun 20, 2021

    What kind of stains are trying to remove? Stains on clothes use Oxyclean. Stains on carpets, there is a natural product called Folex, or you can use white vinegar, a few drops of dawn and water in a spray bottle. Or you can use Peroxide if item is color safe.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jun 20, 2021

    Hello. Are you speaking of porcelain or stainless steel sink? More information might be helpful to get the best suggestions to your question.

    I do find using barkeepers friend very helpful helpful with sink cleaning efforts If you want to stay with household natural items you might consider baking soda.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 20, 2021
    All-Natural Tricks to Remove Ugly Sink Stains

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 20, 2021
    Here's a couple of recipes:

    Sink Scouring Powder

    This powder is a combination of baking soda, borax, coarse salt, and a few drops of essential oil. The simple ingredients create a powerful powder that I sprinkle in our sinks when they need a deep cleaning. After sprinkling the powder in the sink, I let it rest for at least five minutes, and then use a scrub brush to scrub away the dirt. Finally, I rinse the sink with warm water.

    This is my go-to powder when my kitchen sink needs a deep cleaning ( during my bi-monthly cleaning), and the cleaner I use in our bathroom sinks (another bi-monthly cleaning task). I also use this powder to clean our toilets. Since this powder has a very long shelf-life, a mason jar of Sink Scouring Powder is always ready to go in my cleaning caddy.

    What You’ll Need
    • ½ cup baking soda
    • ½ cup borax
    • ½ cup kosher or sea salt
    • 15 drops grapefruit essential oil (or your favorite cleaning essential oil, like lemon or tea tree)
    • 1 lid with holes, such as: a mason jar drink top, or a Parmesan cheese topper. Only use this lid when the powder is needed. The top used to store the powder shouldn’t expose the powder to the air.

    Find the full recipe instructions, here.

    Simple Lemon Surface Scrub

    This scrub lives up to its simple name since it’s made with only two kitchen ingredients: a lemon and coarse salt. That’s it! I use this scrub when I need to quickly clean our kitchen sink, but don’t want to get out an actual cleaning product. We always have lemons in our kitchen, so I cut one in half, sprinkle salt over the lemon flesh, and then scrub our sink with the lemon and salt (gently squeezing the lemon as I scrub). I apply more salt to the lemon as needed. The lemon and salt combo loosens dirt and grease, and eliminates odors.

    What You’ll Need
    • 1/3 cup kosher or sea salt
    • 1 lemon, halved


  • Maura White Maura White on Jun 20, 2021

    I would try bar keepers friend. It uses oxalic acid. A bit stronger of an acid than vinegar.

  • Em Em on Jun 21, 2021

    Biocleaner paste is made from lava. It is a super fine paste that removes most all stains on porcelain, glass or metal surfaces.

  • What material is your sink? This may help, depending on the material of your sink:

  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 21, 2021

    Hi Sammi: What's your sink made of? And, what type of stains are you dealing with? You may be able to use a mix liquid dish soap with baking soda. Rub it into a paste, gently apply it to any stains, and use a microfiber cloth to buff out the sink.

    Good luck

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jun 22, 2021

    It depends on your sink composition. When I had an enamel over cast iron sink I scrubbed with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Now that I have stainless I wipe with microfiber or magic eraser. I've never had a stain that method doesn't remove.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jun 23, 2021

    You could use baking soda and white vinager when it bubbles start scrubbing the sink then rinse with hot water

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Jun 25, 2021

    I use a magic eraser

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 26, 2021

    Hi! A baking soda paste will clean up most stains. Bon Ami, a powdered cleanser with natural ingredients is also a big help. If you have a porcelain sink, and hard water, I found filling it with hot water and adding Oxiclean, left overnight will clean it up. If not overnight, at least a couple of hours. Then use a magic eraser to go over it. I like microfiber cloth for scrubbing, also.

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Jun 30, 2021

    I use Young Living's Thieves cleaner

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