Why still use the toxic, chemical toilet cleansers when you can make your own non-toxic, more natural, safe ones at home? No, we are not talking about experimenting with various natural cleansing ingredients, but about recipes that are tried and tested to make your toilet bowl sparkling clean and odor free. Before learning about the natural DIY cleaners, let us look closely at the commercially available toilet bowl cleaners.
Hydrochloric acid is one of the active ingredients present in many of the cleaners, which is not only corrosive, but also extremely toxic. Inhaling the fumes can be harmful to respiratory tract, throat and nose. Chlorine bleach is another ingredient used in the toilet cleaners, which is highly caustic. It can even destroy living tissue and aggravates the symptoms of asthma.So, Stop Buying The Commercial Cleansers And Switch To The Homemade Ones By Following The Recipes Given Here.
Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaners:
1. Tree Tea Oil Toilet Bowl Scrub:
Mix one tablespoon tea tree oil with one cup white vinegar in a glass bowl and transfer the solution to a spray bottle. Spray the toilet bowl with the solution and leave it for some time. Sprinkle baking soda all over the toilet bowl and scrub using a brush. Cleanse using water finally. This will deodorize the toilet bowl, kill germs and remove grime.
2. Heavy Duty Cleanser:
Combine one cup borax with one cup white vinegar in a bowl. Add half cup fresh lemon juice or a few drops of lemon oil to the solution. Finally, stir in a few drops of lavender oil and pour the mixture inside the toilet bowl before you go to bed. Allow it to soak overnight, scrub and flush in the morning to remove all nasty stains and smell.
3. Cleaning Bombs:
Blend one cup baking soda with two tablespoons liquid dish wash and quarter cup citric acid in a bowl and whisk them together. Once you get a slightly sticky mixture, press it in a square mold such as ice cube trays and leave them overnight. Once it dries up, remove them and toss one cube into your toilet bowl. It will start to fizz and cleans the toilet bowl every time you flush. A simple hands-free cleaner and deodorizer!
4. Non-Toxic Cleanser:
Sprinkle half cup hydrogen peroxide all over your toilet bowl, inside and outside. Mix one cup baking soda with a few drops of any of your favorite essential oil and then sprinkle the same inside and outside the toilet bowl. You can use eucalyptus, tea tree, lemon, orange, lavender essential oils. The essential oils will not only kill bacteria, but also freshens up the toilet bowl. Let it sit for 20 minutes before scrubbing and flushing. This will remove all tough grime and eliminate bad odor.
5. Lazy Day Scrub:
Being natural cleaning agents, baking soda and vinegar can be combined together to release stubborn stains. When combined together, they produce a fizzing reaction that can be used to your advantage. Fill in white vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it all over your toilet bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes, at least 20 minutes. Sprinkle baking soda inside the bowl, scrub it and flush it. Simply wipe the white vinegar sprayed toilet seat and outside with a clean cloth. This will make your toilet instantly clean and fresh. Vinegar is an effective sanitizer as well as stain remover. The acetic acid present in the vinegar will not only kill mold, bacteria, germs and viruses, but also dissolves tough stains and mineral deposits.