Next up in the Green Cleaning Series is a recipe for Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner.
I love how easy and convenient this toilet bowl cleaner is to put together. I always have baking soda and vinegar on hand and now that I use essential oils in our household, Melaleuca Oil (a.k.a. tea tree oil) is a staple as well.
Traditional toilet bowl cleaners are usually made of sodium hypochlorite or bleach. The EPA says that “most disinfectant cleaners are very irritating to your eyes and skin and will burn your throat. It’s a good idea to wear latex dishwashing gloves to help protect your skin from splashes when using toilet cleaners. If you splash some on your skin wash it off immediately.”
I don’t know about you but I prefer to clean with as few toxic chemicals as possible. I remember cleaning bathrooms at one time where the fumes almost knocked me out. Between the toilet bowl cleaner and bathtub cleaner it was enough to make me gag and run out of the room for some fresh air. You won’t have either of those reactions with this recipe! [Read more…]