Cleaning the stains in the toilet is not your favorite task for sure, but it is something you need to do regularly in order to disinfect it and freshen the entire bathroom. Yet, according to Hunker, using commercial toilet bowl cleaners is something we should all avoid:
“Many toilet bowl cleaners contain less than 10 percent hydrochloric acid, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Some products, however, contain upwards of 50 percent hydrochloric acid.
This chemical is corrosive to the skin and toxic if ingested. It causes eye irritation, kidney damage and irritation to your respiratory tract if inhaled. If you get cleaner containing HCl on your skin, remove it immediately with soap and water.”
Therefore, while store-bought cleaners are full of other chemicals and toxins as well, and can lead to numerous adverse effects on health, all-natural bowl cleaners are toxin-free, effective, and all-natural.
What’s more, you can forget about scrubbing!
Baking soda is a powerful natural cleaning agent, that fights bad odors, while hydrogen peroxide cleans the stains and prevents and eliminates mold on the bathroom.
Here is how to make your all-natural, no-scrub DIY toilet bombs:
No-Scrub DIY Toilet Bombs
1 cup baking soda
2 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup cream of tartar
20 drops lavender, rosemary, peppermint, or lemon essential oil
In a large mixing bowl, mix baking soda and the cream of tartar. Gradually add hydrogen peroxide, stir, and add the essential oil.
Next, pour the mixture into silicone ice cube molds, about 1½ inches in width, press firmly, and place them in a dry, cool place for 4-6 hours. When set, pop fizzies out of molds, and store them in a glass jar.
Next time you need to clean the toilet, just throw one of these toilet bombs inside the bowl, leave it to dissolve for about 10 minutes, and then flush. Repeat twice a week.