For most of you cleaning is just one more thing you have to do at home and without even thinking of it, you reach for whatever solution you have under the counter.
Probably you don’t even think about the composition of your cleaning products and what drives you to your selection is their nice smell and the fact that they are inexpensive.
Well, we got some bad news for you… Commercial cleaning products are loaded with materials you probably can’t pronounce and while your cleaners may be pretty or cheap, they are toxic!
What does the Environmental Working Group say?
EWG scores personal care products, food, cleaning products and more with regards to their toxicity. Over 200 bathroom cleaners found in your local store have received a failing grade when it comes to safety. Toilet bowl cleaners are among the worst culprits and they are highly toxic. The chemical residue from the tablets that you put in your tank is overwhelming, although they live your bowl sparkling.
Fragrances can also be highly dangerous. They can irritate the airways and skin, and are dangerous to the environment.
Read the labels
You might notice that there is a warning at the labels on some of the bathroom cleaning products. So, why would you want to use a product with a label that says “hazardous to humans or domestic animals”?!
What is the answer?
Luckily, there are various safe and non-toxic cleaners that fight germs and leave your bathroom smelling fresh. Have you ever tried to clean your bathroom with baking soda, vinegar, or essential oils? They are extraordinary effective alternatives and what’s more important, they are non-toxic.
How To Make Your Own Fizzy Toilet Bombs
It sounds scary we know, but there is nothing aggressive about these cleaning gems. They have the power to leave your toilet bowl sparkling fresh and without any toxic residues.
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 20 drops lemon essential oil
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
- Mold of your choice or large spoon
- Spray bottle
- 1-gallon zipper plastic bag
Take the gallon plastic bag and place the dry ingredients inside of it. Knead the mix really well, open the bag and spray with water 3 times; close the bag and mix again. When you squeeze it together in the bag, the mix would stay clumped together and the bag may start to expand. Just let some of the air out and don’t worry, it is a normal reaction of the combination of the ingredients.
Next, add the essential oils, mix very well and once the consistency is right, pack into the mold of your choice. You should leave the bombs to dry for a day or two and have in mind that they will be fragile until they harden. Store them in a jar with a lid.