How To Descale A Kettle
Updated: Jul 24
Welcome back, I hope your well, today I decided to descale my kettle, I aim to descale the kettle at least once a week, because, limescale (Urghh) I detest limescale, oh and
"Limescale build up is a combination of sodium & salt"
Limescale build up is a combination of sodium & salt, annoyingly, limescale in your kettle means that your kettle takes a longer to boil as the water tries it's best to work against that tough limescale build up. Limescale itself is not harmful for you to ingest.
I have been playing around with this safe, yet environmentally friendly, cost effective & child friendly concoction for some time, which has done my home a ton of good. I figured it’s time to share it with you all, should you decide to make it from scratch.
The best part of making this concoction is, the kids can get involved & make the product with you, while they learn all the amazing benefits of what goes into this product. The icing on the cake is that children get to learn about all things cleaning & believe me when I tell you, they take over the whole show! The benefits of using homemade products totally out ways purchasing products from stores, now, I haven’t hung up my boots just yet, regarding going to the stores & buying cleaning products, however, if I can make them at home then I will always opt for the option.
Ingredients Needed -
Bicarbonate Soda: Bicarbonate of is a mixture of sodium and hydrogen carbonate. It’s main use is for baking cakes or soda bread.
Lemon: Lemon is a terrific cleaning agent, The acid in lemon is antibacterial and antiseptic, and it acts as a natural bleach & of course the zesty smell of lemons is truly refreshing.
Toothpaste: Toothpaste is a mild abrasive, often made with baking soda that removes dental plaque. That same abrasive action works wonders on removing scuffs and stains on everything.
It’s been a pleasure & I’ll see you on my next blog.