Chemical Free Toilet Scrub





Introduction: Chemical Free Toilet Scrub

I've recently been experimenting with more green and chemical free ways to clean my home. Here is one new cleaning technique that I experimented with to clean my toilets

Step 1: Supplies

Here is what I needed for my chemical free toilet scrub

Baking Soda

essential oil


Step 2: Add Baking Soda and Essential Oil

I started by putting 1/2 cup of baking soda into my toilet

I then added about 10 drops of essential oil

Step 3: Add Vinegar

After the first two ingredients had been added I added 1/4 cup of vinegar

The moment the vinegar was in the toilet the baking soda reacted causing a lot of fizzing

Step 4: Scrub

While the mixture in the toilet is fizzing, I scrubbed the bowl just as I do with any cleaner.

Step 5: Flush

Finally after the reaction has finished and the scrubbing is done I flushed the toilet leaving a nice clean toilet!



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    The introduction in a lot of chemistry handbooks, contain the sentence "everything is chemical". Maybe you should read some?

    OP bob

    1 year ago

    Baking soda, essential oils, and vinegar are all chemicals!!!!!!! The products are also chemicals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    To loosen the hard scum on the shower enclosure, you only need seconds. The same amount of seconds the reaction takes. First use sponge to apply soda, then spray vinegar. Instant reaction. Wipe and all the scum is gone along with soda and vinegar. To unclog greasy kitchen sink plumbing pour large amount of baking soda followed with vinegar. Instant reaction of soda, vinegar and grease. Greasy foam seen with own eyes (you can tell by the brownish color), repeat depending on clog, pour boiling water to flush residues. Bad clog cleared. In other words you only need the reaction to last seconds. That's the problem with relying on "scientific data", it doesn't always take into account reality. The foaming action is what does the job.

    Nice! We've been trying to be greener, and lately I've been feeling bad about all the bathroom chemicals we still use. I'll have to give this a try! Would this be a good tub scrub too?

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    No. <a href="">It isn't</a>. But then, it isn't a good toilet scrub either.

    You are quite amusing. I think most people understand what was meant and my experience is that it IS a good toilet scrub, plus using baking soda and vinegar on a sponge, on shower walls does a better job than the TOXIC manufactured chemicals that no one would use for cooking. You should try out for America's Got Talent they are always looking for comedy acts.

    Since you obviously didn't follow that link:

    The acid and base neutralize each other rapidly, producing sodium acetate, which has no particular cleaning advantage. What cleaning boost you get is brief; largely from the mild abrasive effect of the sodium bicarbonate before it is reacted away. You're eliminating your cleaning material even as you try to use it.

    You'll get a lot more effect with the same quantity of baking soda if you apply it alone. If you still have stubborn build-up after that, the vinegar -- applied alone -- can break down some of that.

    Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), acetic acid (CH3COOH), aromatic hydrocarbons...

    ... chemical free.

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    When you say 'chemical free' I assumed you were going to use a laser. I'm afraid you meant 'industrial polluting or non biodegradable chemicals.


    2 years ago