I’ve been making my own cleaners lately and they’re simple recipes made from vegetarian ingredients that you already have in your kitchen.
I scent my Drain Cleaner with high quality, pure essential oils which make everything smell better. (Pure lemon oil is also a great astringent, which makes it a nice addition to cleaning products.)
3 INGREDIENT DRAIN CLEANER
- Baking soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Lemon and/or Orange Essential Oil
Obviously, don’t eat this.
- Pour about 1/2 cup of the Baking Soda down the drain
- Add a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil
- Follow with about 1/2 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar.
The mixture will start to bubble right away and when it does, plug the drain. If you don’t have a plug, just set a dish or something over the drain so that it can’t all bubble out. Leave it for a half an hour or so and then rinse with hot water.
This really works too. I wasn’t sure, but I thought I’d try it before I bought some gross chemical drain cleaner that makes my whole bathroom smell like bleach for half the day. My Drain Cleaner completely unclogged the drain and it has stayed unclogged.
Super inexpensive, completely natural, and it works. How great is that?
Adrienne Schroeder has a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from The T. Colin Cambpell Foundation and eCornell. She is also a photographer and the mother of three (vegetarian) children who loves to create simple, healthy meals for her family.