How do I turn the YELLOW toilet seat WHITE?

Not only the toilet and other bathroom accessories tend to turn yellow over time, but also the toilet seat, which has so many yellow stains that it looks old and worn out.

If, however, you think that the only solution is to change it, you are very much mistaken , because refurbishing it is possible!

For this reason, today we will see together how to whiten the toilet seat using homemade and natural ingredients! Let’s find out which ones!

Sodium bicarbonate

The first remedy we suggest is to use the well-known sodium bicarbonate , which has a cleaning, degreasing and whitening function!”

So simply add a few tablespoons of baking soda to a bowl and then pour in water a little at a time until you have a sort of slightly abrasive paste-like mixture.

At this point, spread it on the tablet and leave it on for about 20 minutes before removing it. Finally, rinse and repeat the operation if necessary: your toilet seat will be like new!


For a more effective effect, you can also combine baking soda with its “cousin”, known for its highly whitening properties. What are we talking about? Sodium percarbonate , which is considered a valid ecological alternative to bleach.

Then prepare a solution of bicarbonate, percarbonate and very hot water, then pour it on the surface and leave it for a few moments. We remind you to be careful and use water at medium-high temperature (at least 40°) so that the percarbonate is activated.

Finally, scrub, rinse and there you go:your toilet seat will be whiter than ever!

Warning! Don’t confuse percarbonate with perborate, which has rather high levels of environmental toxicity.


There’s another powder we have in the pantry that can remove those dreaded yellow stains: salt, which has a strong absorbing action.

Then moisten a sponge with warm water, then put a little salt on it and run it over the toilet seat. Leave it on for at least an hour to work properly then scrub, rinse and you’re done!

In addition, the salt is also able to absorb the smell of moisture that is often found in the bathroom!

Marselle soap

If there’s one ingredient known for its very gentle cleaning properties, it’s Marselle soap, which is able to degrease and stain not only linens but also yellowed bathroom surfaces!

Pour then a few drops of soap on the sponge and scrub it, then, on the toilet seat to make sure it degreases properly. At this point, let it sit and rinse. If you have paste, you’ll need to perform the same steps but cut up a few flakes of product.

Whitening Mix

If the yellow stains are still there and don’t seem to be going away with the remedies we’ve seen so far, then it’s time to combine multiple ingredients to create a super effective product! It’s a mixture of vinegar, salt and lemon, ingredients known for their whitening properties!

Pour 200 ml of white vinegar and the juice of a lemon into a saucepan and bring to boil. After that, turn off the heat, add the salt to the pan and let it cool a bit.

At this point, dip a lightly abrasive sponge in the resulting solution, run it over the surface of the toilet seat and leave it for about 40 minutes. Finally, scrub and rinse with a microfiber cloth. Vinegar and lemon, combined together, will exert a whitening action capable of removing the most stubborn yellow stains.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Finally, we see one last ingredient, which although not strictly natural is no less environmentally friendly