Eco-friendly toilet bowl cleaner

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Since I began using green products to clean my home, I can’t stand the smell of harsh chemical products anymore. It’s just too strong.

When it comes to cleaning the toilet bowl, we all know that there are a lot of different products that promise a great and effortless cleaning. I’ve tried some of them in the past and everything smelled so good to me. It’s funny to remember that now. Nowadays, when I go to a recent cleaned bathroom (as in restaurants or places like that), the smell of the chemicals really bother me. I soon begin to sneeze and, sometimes, my eyes get irritated.

No wonder that in the U.S., one in three people suffer from allergies, asthma, sinusitis or bronchitis (source). Treatment for these conditions includes reducing synthetic chemicals in the home environment.

We also can’t forget that everything that we flush down the toilet goes somewhere; it doesn’t disappear. We’re poisoning our waterways by flushing, everyday, toxic chemicals. You might think that this environment issue is too big and complicated, and that governments and big business are the only responsible for the water pollution. But each of us can do a little bit of effort to preserve our precious waterways. Also, formaldehyde is a very common ingredient found in toilet cleaners. When it goes to our waterways, can cause mutations in animals (source).

The use of those things that you put on your toilet, to “keep it clean” every time you flush and that leave the water blue, is not so good either. It’s full of harsh chemicals and the smell is simply too strong.

Using this natural toilet bowl cleaner you can flush your cleaning product without feeling guilty. You’ll be helping the environment and protecting your family, too.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar

1. Pour a good quantity of baking soda in your toilet bowl.

2. Add the vinegar. This mixture will create some foam.

3. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes and scrub away with a brush.

P.S: Don’t worry, your toilet won’t smell like salad. The vinegar smell will disappear in seconds.

And voilà! You will have a very clean toilet bowl.

Many of us believe that we have to use strong chemicals to clean dirty items like toilet bowls. That’s simply not true.

If you miss the “nice” smell of store-bought cleaners, you can use some drops of essential oils. I usually use sweet orange, it’s very good!

Stay tuned to learn more green cleaning tips 🙂

Gabriela

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