Cleaning the Toilet- The Green Way
For the past year and a half J. and I have been phasing store bought cleaning products out of our lives. As things run out we switch to something homemade. For some reason we had a lot of bathroom cleaning products between the two of us so we didn’t run out of toilet bowl cleaner until a week ago. The green alternative involves three ingredients that you probably already have on hand.
I poured 1 cup baking soda mixed with 1/4 cup salt into the toilet and then “chased” it with 1 1/2 cups of plain white vinegar. I was warned that if I poured the vinegar in too quickly that the resulting foam might achieve epic proportions but this was a gross exaggeration. I definitely got foam but it never rose more than 1/2 inch from the surface of the water. I let the mixture sit for 10 minutes and scrubbed away with my brush. The result was a squeaky clean toilet requiring no more effort than previous cleaners and it lacked any sort of vinegar smell as an added bonus.