Everyone loves a nice and clean house. But there’s one room most people aren’t too keen on cleaning. That’s the bathroom.
The good news is with these effective and easy DIY toilet bowl cleaners, you never again need to dread the task. This is because, the natural cleaning ʙᴏᴍʙs are homemade, made with natural ingredients, and are very, very easy to make.
Unlike most store-bought toilet cleaners, this recipe is free of hazardous chemicals. Yet, it does an outstanding job leaving a slightly-stained bowl white and shiny. This is an important perk as, according to Philip Dickey of the Washington Toxics Coalition, acidic toilet bowl cleaners are among the top three most dangerous cleaning products in a home.
This is not surprising, considering one fragrance mixture inside a cleaner can contain up to 3,000 different chemicals. Not only is the concoction nauseating and allergenic, it is hazardous when dumped into the environment. By avoiding conventional cleaners, your health, home, and the Earth all benefit. That’s something to feel good about, right?
An Effective and Easy DIY Toilet Bowl Cleaner:
– 1/2 Cup of Baking Soda
– 1/2 Cup of Citric Acid
– 1/2 Cup of Cornstarch
– Water in a Spray Bottle
– 1 Gallon Sized Zip-top Bag
– 25 Drops Each of 3 Essential Oils*
*It’s best to include either the lemon or orange version as one of the three oils due to their cleaning properties, alongside two others with your favorite scents.
– A mold of your choice (I love the idea on the recipe using muffin tins with liners)
– A Giant Ziploc bag
– Step 1: Throw all of the ingredients (except for the essential oils and the bottle of water) into the bag and shake them well.
Open the bag up and add two-three spritz of water.
Close the bag and knead.
– Step 2: Repeat steps 2-3 about 5-7 times. If the bag gets puffy, let some air out (nothing to worry about) and continue.
When the mixture becomes like dough, take some into a fist and see if it sticks together. If it does, we are good to go (to make it like this, we don’t want to add too much water).
– Step 3: Drop in those essential oils drops and knead again.
– Step 4: Press the mixture into your molds (we want them in tightly).
Let them dry for two days, then remove them out of the molds.
Place them somewhere high, and let them dry for another two days
Store them in a sealed container until you need to use them.
“Using these is easy. Just drop them into your bowl until they stop fizzing. You can use a scrubby brush to clean off anything else and then flush. Good for you, good for the environment.” Yep, will do. Now off I am to make them.