Tired of that horrible yellow ring in your bathroom toilet? You can scrub until the cows come home and it won’t go away. Every time, I read an eco-friendly article advising you not to flush your toilets to save water, with the saying “if it is yellow, let it mellow”, I want to scream at the writer and say do you know how hard it is to get that mellow yellow ring out the toilet? I can invite them to my house to try and remove those rings in my toilets from my mellow yellow kids who constantly forget to flush the toilet. Believe me, they are not doing this to be environmentally minded.
Pictured above is the toilet bowl with the yellow stain. It is hard to see since it is so faint.
Use the abrasive side of the stone (see picture above) and then wipe it with the yellow sponge part attached to the block.
I could not believe my eyes how the yellow ring effortlessly disappeared after scrubbing the bowl with this pumice looking stone. (See picture above.) I thought for sure it was going to scratch the toilet bowl. I ran my hand over the surface where the stain was, and it felt as smooth as the rest of the bowl. Amazing!
Okay, so what kind of ingredients are in this stone that could make the stain vanish with a quick flick of the wrist? There has to be some sinister chemical in it, right?
Andrew Ungerleider, the founder of Earthstone International developed this product in response to the destruction of the New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains from the mining of pumice stone, which is used in many cleaning products. Ungerleider and his team used a method in which recycled glass is ground into a powdery substance, and molded into a White Glass Foam to create many different household products with abrasive cleaning power just like pumice. According to the Company, their products are non-toxic and chemical free and have reduced the amount of glass entering our land fill by at least 1,300 tons each year, which is equal to 5.3 million 8oz glass bottles. In addition, the use of their products have decreased at least one ton of pumice being mined from the mountains.
When using the bathroom stone, be sure to follow the directions and do not use it on glass shower door, mirror, marble, fiberglass, Formice®, Corian®, plastic counter tops, shower stalls, epoxy tubs & sinks.
When I went on their website I noticed that the packaging around my product looked different than the one listed on the site. According to Stephen Wckhler, in Consumer Sales, Earthstone is in the process of re-vamping its website so many of the packaging of the products may look different at your local retail stores than on the website.
The company also carries a Poolstone, Grillstone (which I want to try), QuickSand, PowerSand (heavy duty paint removal and sanding), and Kitchen Block. All products can be purchased online or at a local retailer near you. Commercial users can buy in bulk. So, if you want to keep it mellow yellow, at least the Bathroom Block will vanish away the stain without any harsh chemicals!
Readers, what nontoxic solutions have you found to remove the yellow ring around your toilet?