Are you annoyed about always cleaning the toilet and having to scrub again and again? We have good news for you, it’s simple, and requires easy-to-find natural ingredients to clean toilet bowls without the use of commercially available chemicals.
The dangers of toilet bowl cleaners
Many chemicals are present in most toilet cleaners. According to Philip Dickey of the Washington Toxics Coalition, acidic toilet bowl cleaners are among the three most dangerous cleaning products in a home!
Toilet bowl cleaners can be effective, but they are filled with chemicals that are harmful to health. Chlorine bleach is very common in these products and is irritating to the lungs and eyes. If it mixes with ammonia, we obtain highly toxic chloramine gas. Chloramine gas causes reactions ranging from coughing and irritation to severe lung damage and pneumonia.
Ammonia is very common in many other products that you probably use in the bathroom. It can be found in bathroom cleaners and all-purpose cleaners.
Another very dangerous gas toilet bowl cleaner can lead to chlorine gas. This happens if the bleach mixes with an acidic toilet bowl cleaner. Chlorine gas is very dangerous. Its effects range from coughing, watery eyes and nose to major respiratory problems, water in the lungs, pneumonia and can even cause death by suffocation.
Different chemicals in the cleaners are corrosive. For example, this strong chemical called sodium dichloroisocyanurate dihydrate. It can severely irritate the eyes, skin, respiratory tract and even form a dangerous gas. Sodium hydroxide also has similar effects.
The list is long. Other chemicals in cleaners are dangerous too. For example, a fragrance mix inside a cleaner can contain up to 3000 different chemicals. They can cause allergic reactions, terrible headaches, breathing difficulties and even disrupt the hormonal system.
Cleansers leave their marks, which makes it very difficult to get rid of them completely. They also mix with the air, so it’s easy to inhale their chemicals.
So what can we use instead of these chemicals and toxic? Here is an effective recipe that many people are starting to use now, it is otherwise safe for health.
Natural cleaner for the toilet bowl
1/2 cup of baking soda
1/2 cup of citric acid
1/2 cup of cornstarch
Water in a spray bottle
5 drops of an essential oil of your choice
A cupcake or ice cube mold
It is better to opt for the essential oil of lemon or orange for their antibacterial, anti-infectious and antifungal properties.
Put the baking soda with citric acid and cornstarch in a bowl, spray 3 times above the water, then add the essential oil. Then mix well until you obtain a paste. If you see that the ingredients in the mix stick well together, then the mix is ready. Take a small amount in your hand and put it in the cupcake mold by squeezing the mixture to leave no air gap. Let it dry for 24 hours, then remove the mixture of the mussels.
Store the obtained balls in a sealed container until you need to use them.
The use of these little balls is easy. Just drop them in your toilet bowl until they stop sparkling. You can subsequently use a normal brush to clean and then flush the toilet.
Citric acid, which is a natural organic acid, removes lime deposits that are always at the bottom of the bowl.
Corn starch also removes dirt deposits and eliminates odors.
Baking soda removes encrusted deposits and prevents their formation.
A good solution for the environment, which protects the health and is easy to make with natural ingredients. Feel free to share this ingenious recipe!