Monday, November 24, 2014

Toilet Bowl Cleaner


Who likes cleaning the toilet...not me or anyone else I know. This works and smells fresh. You can use any essential oils you would like.

Ingredients:
3/4 cup baking soda
3/4 cup white vinegar
10 drops of tea tree oil
10 drops of lavender essential oils

Directions: Combine baking soda and essential oils in a mixing bowl. When ready to clean toilet bowl add vinegar and pour mixture into the toilet. Then scrub with toilet brush. Note: This is a single use recipe. There is no method of storage due to the fizzing action. I like to let it sit sometimes.

Often times the toilet bowl cleaner recipe is enough to clean the stains in toilets. However, there is the occasional instance when I've gone too long in between cleanings and tougher stains require the use of the homemade soft scrub in addition to the toilet bowl cleaner.
So I use this:

Homemade Soft Scrub
Ingredients:
¾ cup baking soda
Enough liquid castile soap to form a paste
5 drops tea tree oil
5 drops of lemon, lemongrass, or sweet orange oil (optional)

Directions: Add liquid castile soap to baking soda slowly until paste is formed. Then proceed to add antiseptic essential oils. Apply scrub to sponge for use on surface to be cleaned.

Source: Frugally Sustainable

Heavy Duty Toilet Formula
This toilet bowl formula can take care of nasty rings in your commode, or any other tough toilet cleaning. It leaves a sparkling bowl and eliminates stale toilet odors.
·       3/4 cup borax
·       1 cup white vinegar
·       10 drops lavender essential oil
·       5 drops lemon essential oil
Combine all ingredients in a bowl or squirt bottle. Swish water around inside of toilet bowl with toilet brush, or simply flush to wet the inside of the bowl. Pour the entire mixture into the toilet bowl, and allow to sit for several hours or overnight. Make sure family members do not use the toilet during this time. Scrub the bowl and flush toilet to rinse.
Lazy Day Toilet Scrub

For no fuss toilet cleaning, keep a spray bottle of vinegar and a shaker-top bottle of baking soda in your bathroom. When toilets need cleaning, spritz thoroughly with vinegar and allow to sit for several minutes. Sprinkle baking soda inside the bowl, scrub the inside of the bowl, and flush toilet. To clean the outside surfaces just spray with vinegar, let stand a few minutes, and wipe clean.

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